Battle Creek Schools

8:12 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Analysts say Schools and community could do more to connect

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Community involvement can help, but research shows partnership is not always properly leveraged
Cindy Galizio likes to say she's a professional volunteer. The 54-year-old Pennfield woman was a stay-at-home mother for her two kids, but now she's an empty-nester. Her youngest went off to college two years ago.
7:34 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Battle Creek area schools closed again on Wednesday

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Decisions about Wednesday night athletic events will be made midday Wednesday
The Christmas holiday vacation, now called a snow emergency, continues today for Battle Creek area school students. All area schools announced Tuesday afternoon they would close again Wednesday for the third day this week. Some city streets and county roads still were clogged with snow, making school bus travel difficult.
12:14 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Poll shows transparency helps perception of schools

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Survey was done of adults in four Battle Creek area school districts
Battle Creek-area residents give better grades to schools where they believe the teachers are higher-quality and to schools more willing to share information, according to research commissioned by the Enquirer. Ironically, though the public wants more information from their schools, the release of this information was delayed nearly eight months because school leaders voiced concern with the W.K.
6:15 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Battle Creek Schools looking for funding for afterschool programs

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Administrators looking for grant money, money from other parts of budget
BCPS scrambles for afterschool funding Even at age 8, third-grader Centell Williams was wise enough to know he isn't just killing time in Battle Creek Public Schools' 21st Century afterschool program. A link to this page will be included in your message.
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.