Listen tomorrow: Michigan schools are going green!

The trend is growing–schools across the state are going green–and it’s saving them plenty of “green” along the way. On Tuesday night’s “Voices of Michigan Education,” we’ll show you the unique ways educators are using eco-friendly initiatives to teach students and protect their local environment. You’ll hear from one of the newest schools to win the “Green Schools” designation, find out what it would take for your school to achieve that honor and learn about grant money and programs available to help you with everything from curriculum to solar energy projects!

“Voices of Michigan Education” airs tomorrow on WJR Newstalk 760 from 7-8 p.m. and on Saturday on stations across the state. See the home page at for a complete listing! And as always, let me know what you think–is “going green” in your future?


Wow–Michigan students read 10,000 books!

On our last show, we told you about the Michigan Reads program, where students could earn free Pistons tickets for every five books they read. The response has been overwhelming–kids across the state have been pouring through books! We’ve heard from students at every grade level in schools across Michigan. But the lucky reader who read the 10,000th book got a special prize. So who was it? Read all about it!

And now, we’ve got another way for the students in your life to read their way to winning.
This time it involves the Red Wings!

Meet the host of Voices of Michigan Education – Mark Gilman

Mark GilmanMark Gilman is host of the Voices of Michigan Education.

Gilman began his career as a radio and newspaper reporter, stringing for CBS, ABC, CNN and Mutual Radio, and eventually managed talk radio stations across the country and hosted daily shows in Washington, D.C., Boston, Austin, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, Tucson and Albuquerque. He served as Capitol Hill bureau chief and Pentagon correspondent, and has appeared on CNN, Fox, Fox Family Channel, and CBS’ 60 Minutes.

Gilman is president of Decus Communications, a strategic marketing and communications company, with offices in Clarkston, Mich., and Charlotte, N.C.