Education

6:19 am
Thu December 11, 2014

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Provides $68-Million for Early Childhood Education

About one-third of the money will go programs throughout Michigan
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will provide $68 million to early childhood education programs as part of the Obama administration's childhood education initiative announced Thursday. All told, $750 million in federal grants and $330 in philanthropic and corporate support will be provided.
7:54 am
Tue December 9, 2014

KRESA Considers Special Education Tax Increase for May Ballot

Board must decide by February 9th whether to submit proposal for May election
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency is considering whether ask voters in May to increase its special education tax, and says a recent survey of likely voters shows strong support for such a request.
7:55 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

Hope College Officials Say Less Stigma Should Mean More Reporting of Sexual Assault

Exact figures will be revealed in 2015
One rape was reported on Hope College's Holland campus in 2013.It was the only sexual assault that was reported to college authorities that year - and no sexual assaults were reported in 2011 or 2012.It's not that sexual assault doesn't happen, Hope College officials say.
7:49 pm
Sun December 7, 2014

GED Test Center Opens in Battle Creek

Location will provide convenience, cut down on expense
After a year of waiting, students in Battle Creek can take the GED test here. The YMCA of Battle Creek has installed a two-seat testing center in its literacy program room. The test will be offered each Wednesday, until more people can be trained to administer the exam.
9:20 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Parents Critical of Kalamazoo Public Schools' Handling of Student's Threats

Audience at school board meeting questions transparency in handling incidents
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Residents in Kalamazoo Public Schools told the school board Thursday that the district mishandled two separate incidents in which students threatened other children. Lee Jennings, the father of five children in KPS, spoke about a Nov. 4 incident at Hillside Middle School where an eighth-grader pulled a pen knife and threatened to stab a group of classmates.

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