Education

6:12 am
Mon November 24, 2014

New Data Shows Kalamazoo Promise Recipients More Like to Earn College Degrees

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But Promise Executive Director says too many students are dropping out or getting stalled before finishing college
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools eligible for The Kalamazoo Promise are much more likely to enroll in college and more likely to earn a bachelor's degree compared to their peers nationwide, the latest Promise data shows.
10:03 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Portage Schools Seeks More Input on Facilities With Second Online Survey

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Facilities steering committee will consider results when they meet in December
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Portage Public Schools is asking stakeholders to take a second survey online for a week on the future of its school buildings and athletic facilities. More than 150 checked the survey Thursday night at Portage Central High School in the second community forum as part of the effort to build a Portage schools facility master plan that if voters approve could take more than 10 years to accomplish.
7:45 am
Mon November 17, 2014

KVCC Healthy Living Campus Moves Forward

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Officials say they want to re imagine the way people think about food
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Every chef can stir and saute, but those coming out of the new Kalamazoo Valley Community College culinary school will know about sustainability and locally sourcing their food as well. Construction began in August on the Culinary and Allied Health and Food Innovation buildings on KVCC's Healthy Living Campus near Bronson Methodist Hospital.
7:19 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Galesburg-Augusta Teachers Plan to Picket Monday Night to Protest a Lack of Contract

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Teachers approved a tentative contract in May, but it was rejected by the school board
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
GALESBURG, MI -- Teachers in Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools plan to picket before tonight's school board meeting to protest the fact that they have been without a contact since July 2012. The protest is planned for 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. in front of Galesburg-Augusta Primary School, said Eric Curtiss, president of the Galesburg-Augusta Education Association, which represents the district's 70 teachers.
7:55 pm
Sun November 16, 2014

West Michigan Superintendent to be Among 100 Education Leaders at White House Summit

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The White House summit will be followed by 12 to 15 regional meetings
WYOMING, MI - Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Superintendent David Britten is among 100 school leaders nationwide selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit to be held Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the White House.

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