Education

6:31 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Benton Harbor School Consolidation Plan Moves Forward

But questions raised about details
BENTON HARBOR - An almost $52 million plan to consolidate Benton Harbor's four elementary schools into one new campus moved forward Tuesday, but not before some heated discussion.
6:15 am
Wed January 14, 2015

New Data Shows Kalamazoo Promise Graduate Outperforming Other Students

Comparison of post-secondary outcomes for Kalamazoo area schools
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A middle-class student who graduates from Loy Norrix High School is more like to complete the first year of college than his or her middle-class peers at Mattawan, Portage Northern or Gull Lake high schools.
6:27 am
Mon January 12, 2015

State Numbers Show Kalamazoo County Exceeds State Average for College Enrollment

But high school graduates in Southwest Michigan are less likely than rest of state to attend college
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Boosted by strong numbers from Kalamazoo Public Schools, Kalamazoo County is outpacing the state average in college enrollment and progression, according to new state data.
7:19 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Benton Harbor Considers Merger of Elementary Schools

Superintendent says cost of maintaining four elementary buildings is too high
BENTON HARBOR - Benton Harbor school board members will consider a proposal Jan. 13 to consolidate the district's four elementary schools into one new campus, which would save the district about $2 million a year in operating costs. Officials said the plan would cost $51.9 million, which includes $35.4 million to build the new school.
7:43 am
Tue December 23, 2014

State Says 57 Michigan School Districts in Deficit

Two charter schools on the list have closed
Lansing - The number of school districts and charter schools operating at a deficit increased during the past fiscal year and included Michigan's state-run district for failing schools, according to a report from Michigan education officials.

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