7:03 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Governor Snyder Says Claim Education Funding Was Cut is "Hogwash"

Snyder was in Kalamazoo for town hall event Monday night
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Gov. Rick Snyder attempted to set the record straight in regard to whether or not his administration has cut funding to public education during a visit Monday to the Kalamazoo Gazette hub. "You turn on the TV and the biggest piece of hogwash out there is that I've cut education funding," Snyder told Kalamazoo Gazette reporters and editors during an interview.
6:04 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Calhoun Intermediate School District Gets Almost $1-Million for Streamlining Service

School consolidation grants were approved by Legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder
The Calhoun Intermediate School District is one of 12 Michigan school districts receiving a total of $4.3 million from the state to help defray costs. The Calhoun district will receive $945,454 to support the district's technical support staff, its state data reporting and its data warehousing system.
6:50 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Civil Rights Complaint Filed Against Mattawan Football Coach, Administration

Matt Stephens has acknowledged that he "sometimes made comments that were not well thought out and in retrospect I wish I hadn't said"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
MATTAWAN, MI -- An attorney representing a Mattawan High School football parent has filed a federal civil rights complaint claiming Mattawan administration has not properly addressed racist, sexist and other inappropriate comments made by varsity football coach Matt Stephens. The complaint was filed last week by attorney Nancy Mullett, who is representing Lawrence Curtis, father of the team's starting quarterback.
7:28 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Lawmaker Seeks Moratorium on New Charter Schools

Detroit Free Press series in June uncovered problems with charter school accountability
Legislation would put hold on new charters until transparency, ethics issues addressed State Rep. Sarah Roberts is expected to introduce legislation today that would prohibit new charter schools from opening in Michigan until standards governing transparency, ethics and accountability are adopted.
6:07 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Battle Creek School Board Praises Superintendent's Leadership

Linda Hicks says she's pleased with the board's evaluation of her performance
The Battle Creek Public Schools Board of Education on Monday night approved a new evaluation for Superintendent Linda Hicks, describing her as a highly competent leader who exceeds the board's expectations. The action followed a two-hour closed session that ended about 10:05 p.m.