Grosse Pointe educator wins national award for teaching students how to run a business
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. A Grosse Pointe Park teacher is getting national recognition for turning learning into a real life business. Susan Howey is teaching her fourth grade students how to run their own business. Their purpose is to blow up your favorite people or pets to cheer them on -- but the real purpose is much more than that. The project has won Howey a Leavy Award, a national award given to teachers for excellence in private enterprise education. Howey said she hopes to continue the business with her new fourth grade students even if classes go online this fall.