10:03 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Portage Schools Seeks More Input on Facilities With Second Online Survey

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

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

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

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.
8:16 am
Wed November 12, 2014

KVCC Board Approves Contract with Part-Time Faculty

Agreement goes into effect in January and runs through July, 2018
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday ratified a three-year contract with the KVCC Federation of Teachers, which represents the part-time faculty at the college. It is the first contract for the KVCCFT, which was formed in 2012.