State superintendent visits Ironwood schools


October 8, 2021

Zachary Marano/Daily Globe

Shop teacher Alison Stehlik, left, shows Michigan State Superintendent Michael F. Rice, center, and Ironwood Area Schools Superintendent Travis Powell around Luther L. Wright K-12's metal shop on Wednesday. Rice visited schools in the western Upper Peninsula for perspective that will help inform his legislative decisions.


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IRONWOOD - Michael F. Rice, Michigan's superintendent of public instruction, visited Luther L. Wright K-12 School Wednesday afternoon as part of his tour of schools in the western Upper Peninsula. Ironwood Area Schools Superintendent Travis Powell and K-12 Principal Melissa Nigh showed him around the building and visited some classes that were in session.

Rice said that he works in the state capitol in Lansing, but he regularly visits schools to get a "view from the ground" that helps inform his legislative decisions.

"I periodically visit school...

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