6:14 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Report Shows Reading Improvement in Calhoun County, But More Work Remains

Annual report card also tracks statistics in other indicators such as health and crime
The percentage of second-graders reading at proficiency at Coburn and Verona Elementary School has increased significantly from 2011 to 2013. That's the good news. The Coordinating Council's newest Calhoun County Community Report Card reveals that despite the gains, Battle Creek Public Schools still tested far below state averages for reading proficiency.
7:35 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Portage Schools Facilities Committee Recommends New Schools, Improvements

School board is expected to consider the proposals over the next two to three months
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - The Portage Public Schools facilities master plan steering committee recommends two new middle schools to replace North and Central, converting West Middle to early childhood uses, four new elementary buildings to replace five current schools and a swimming pool and a stadium at each of the two high schools.
6:15 am
Mon December 15, 2014

WMU Aviation Considers Launching Program in Florida

Dean of college says site could be used for international private pilot training program
Western Michigan University's College of Aviation is exploring the possibility of starting a program in Florida. Officials have eyed a vacant waterfront building in Punta Gorda, Fla., that once housed a private college. It's less than five miles from the Punta Gorda Airport south of Tampa on Gasparilla Sound, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico, where flying weather is typically better than that in Michigan.
6:20 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Galesburg-Augusta Settles Teacher Contract

Teachers last contract expired June 30, 2012
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
GALESBURG, MI -- Two and a half years after their last agreement expired, teachers teachers in Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools finally have an contract. An agreement covering the 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years was approved by members of the Galesburg-Augusta Education Association on Monday and ratified by the school board on Tuesday.
12:39 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Lawmakers Could Remove Emergency Manager Choice for Schools

Two school districts, including Benton Harbor, have agreed to financial reform goals, to avoid an emergency manager
Lansing - Lawmakers may strip financially troubled schools districts of the choice of accepting assistance from a state emergency manager to balance their budgets - two years after giving school boards options to rein in their deficits.