Youth Challenge Academy

6:55 am
Fri October 11, 2013

House votes to let young GED students to work full time

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Unclear how many students would be affected by change in law
The Michigan House has unanimously passed a bill introduced by state Rep. Kate Segal that would allow 16-year-olds who earn their general-equivalency diplomas to work full-time. Segal, a Battle Creek Democrat, pushed the bill specifically to help the youngest graduates of the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy program in Battle Creek, according to a news release Wednesday from Segal's office.
6:14 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Battle Creek Public Schools approves Marshall running Challenge Academy

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Battle Creek school officials did not bid on running the academy because of budgetary concerns
Battle Creek Public Schools' drawn-out breakup with the Michigan Youth Challenge Academy on Tuesday continued to carry all the hallmarks of any other long-term relationship coming to a close. In a brief special meeting, the BCPS Board of Education voted 6-0, with board Secretary Todd Stagner absent, to approve a resolution granting Marshall Public Schools permission to run the Challenge Academy within BCPS's boundaries.