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.
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.