7:05 am
Fri December 5, 2014

New Program Allows High School Students to Get Associate's Degree in Five Year Program

After extra year of high school students could transfer to four year college of enter workforce with a skilled trade
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo County's nine school districts are launching a new program in which students can earn a degree or certificate from Kalamazoo Valley Community College during a "13th grade" in high school. Known as Early/Middle College, tuition and fees will be paid by school districts, which will collect the state's per-pupil foundation allowance for those students, school superintendents told the Kalamazoo Gazette.
6:18 am
Mon December 1, 2014

High Tech Tools Used in Battle Creek and Albion to Address Achievement Gap

Michigan Department of Education has cited gap between high and low achieving students in both districts
One area school's high-tech teaching tools could change some students' lives as an online curriculum program is used increasingly at Battle Creek and Albion. The goal is to raise achievement levels among challenged students more quickly than before, and to close the persistent "achievement gap" nagging school districts locally and across Michigan.
7:14 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Education Group Purchases Steelcase Pyramid Research Facility

Emphasis will be on science, technology, engineering , arts and math (STEAM)
CALEDONIA, MI - A group developing an education hub with a high-tech and arts focus announced Wednesday, Nov. 26, it will be purchasing Steelcase's massive pyramid-shaped former research facility for $7.5 million.
6:20 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Harper Creek Picks Educator from Homer as New Superintendent

Robert Ridgeway was one of 20 finalists for position
The next superintendent of the Harper Creek Community Schools will be Robert Ridgeway, current superintendent of the Homer Community School District. The Harper Creek Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to offer the position to Ridgeway, who immediately accepted during a conference call from board members.
6:12 am
Mon November 24, 2014

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

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.