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.
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.