5:57 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Albion Principal Resigns in First Year on Job

Superintendent did not give time table for finding a replacement
ALBION In a surprise move, the recently hired principal of the Albion Community School has resigned from the position and may not be replaced in the near future. Anthony Hutchins left the job Oct. 20, and Superintendent Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper said Monday she will work as both district superintendent and principal of the school.
5:54 am
Wed October 29, 2014

Portage Teachers Call for New Contract

The two sides are not scheduled to meet again until mediation on November 21st
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - More than 300 Portage Public Schools teachers and family members picketed Monday and then packed the school board meeting to talk about why they should have a new contract. Lining the intersection of Centre and Westnedge avenues, carrying signs protesting the lack of a contract to the repeated honks of car horns during the hour, the teachers took stalled contract talks to the public.
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.