Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education

Lucas Cole

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Lucas Cole

Lucas Cole is an undergraduate student at the University of Michigan. He is one of eight nonpartisan candidates for four open seats on the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Trustees.

Cole is running on a slate with Bryan L. Johnson and Rebecca Lazarus

The group's campaign website lists a range of policy changes they would hope to make, if elected. Among those are a comprehensive review of student testing with the goal of establishing balanced testing practices; creating a fair and effective teacher evaluation system; and focusing on equitable outcomes for all students regardless of race/ethnicity, ability, LGBTQ+ status, and family income. Cole lists additional goals on his own page on that site.

Cole attended Ann Arbor Public Schools, including Skyline High. He graduated in the spring of 2018. He is a Planned Parenthood peer educator, and serves on the AAPS Sexual Health Education Advisory Committee. 

Cole lives in the Water Hill neighborhood. He is the son of UM history professor Joshua Cole and Kate Tremel, a ceramic artist.

Cole is serving as treasurer for his own campaign.

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Lucas Cole: In The News

A Pivotal Election: A referendum on growth and a school board challenge will shape the city's futureAnn Arbor Observer, November 2018

U-M freshman runs for Ann Arbor School Board position Michigan Daily, Oct. 21, 2018

Ann Arbor school board candidates talk achievement gap, teacher evaluations – MLive, Oct. 15, 2018

Meet Your CandidateWe Love Ann Arbor, Oct. 10, 2018

AAPS Board Candidate Comments (video)Community Television Network, Oct. 4, 2018

Ann Arbor teachers, chief vow to collaborate on evaluation toolMLive, Jan. 28, 2016