K-12 schools

7:58 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Schools wary of federal government shutdown

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5% of funding for most Battle Creek area schools comes from federal government
Oct. 21 is the date to watch. That's the date the Michigan Department of Education is due to sign the first batch of checks to public schools for the state's 2013-14 fiscal year. And, for some Michigan schools, that could be first time they feel the impact of a collision of state and federal partisanship that has tied up federal dollars.
9:01 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Schools' enrollment down slightly

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Shrinking school age population and parents sending children to other districts seen as possible factors
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools' fall student count is down for the first time since 2005, when The Kalamazoo Promise was first announced. Michael Rice, superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools, frequently refers to KPS as "the fastest-growing district" in the state.
SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Pensions erode Michigan school funding

School busses in Three Rivers
Credit WMUK

A new report says Michigan's public schools have less to spend educating students because of rising teacher retirement costs. The Citizens Research Council says retirement now eats up nearly 15 percent of the money districts get per-student. That's up from only about nine percent in 2004.

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