5:54 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Kalamazoo Communities in Schools Gets $292,000 to Promote Success in Education

CIS plans to use money from AT&T for more tutoring
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - AT&T presented Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo with a check for $292,000 Thursday to help promote success in education. Communities in Schools of Kalamazoo is an organization that focuses on students' needs inside and outside of the classroom. They work with students to address problems that may prevent them from graduating on time.
7:23 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Michigan Schools Superintendent Says Michigan is 10 Years Behind Leading States

Mike Flanagan says "you can't deny" the state's poor performance on national tests
  • Source: Bridgemi
  • | Via: Center for Michigan
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan has concluded that Michigan is "10 years behind" states with high-achieving schools. In a blunt, at times stunningly self-critical review of his performance as schools chief, Flanagan told Bridge that his office was "perplexed" by Michigan's poor performance on national tests, too slow to question the performance of charter schools and "frustrated" with the legislature.
6:29 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Enrollment Down or Flat for Most Kalamazoo Area Schools

Preliminary numbers show falling enrollment in many smaller school districts
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The vast majority of Kalamazoo-area school districts have seen flat or declining enrollment this fall, a trend expected to continued as a result of falling birth rates.
6:11 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Study Finds K-12 Spending in Michigan 9.5% Lower Than Pre-Recession

Report finds other states also providing less money per student
Michigan is spending 9.5 percent less per student in the 2014-15 school year than it did in the year before the 2008 economic downturn that brought the Great Recession, according to a study released Thursday. The report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a non-partisan research and policy institute that studies fiscal policies and public programs affecting low- and moderate-income Americans.
6:12 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Michigan Schools Unprepared For Online Testing Can Get Waivers

Michigan schools will be expected to conduct standardized tests online for the first time next spring.
School administrators will have to act quickly if they know their buildings won't be ready for the new wave of testing in Michigan. State standardized exams next spring will be given online for the first time in Michigan. And the goal of the Michigan Department of Education is to move as many schools as possible to online testing.