Education

Battle Creek Schools
8:37 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Battle Creek School Board approves $2.2-million in budget cuts

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Interview with Justin Hinkley

Battle Creek's School Board is expected to approve a budget for the coming fiscal year next week. 

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7:53 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Report finds Michigan colleges and universities doing poor job of preparing teachers for classroom

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Hope College earns top ranking in state. Report raises questions about teacher readiness
The National Council on Teacher Quality released the ratings today assigning - from worst to best - ratings of one to four stars. Only 13 Michigan colleges received a rating in the report, because of limitations with getting enough data to evaluate them across all standards.
Early childhood education
6:31 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Upjohn Institute Economist says state increase in early childhood education is "major step forward"

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Interview with Tim Bartik

    

Michigan's education budget for the next fiscal year includes a major increase in funding for state-funded pre-school. 

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Michigan education funding
6:53 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Report finds inflation, retirement costs eating up increases in education funding

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Interview with Bob Schneider

A new report by the Citizens Research Council of Michigan finds that increases to K-12 spending in the state hasn't resulted in additional dollars in the classroom. 

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SW Michigan
2:10 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Pensions erode Michigan school funding

School busses in Three Rivers
Credit WMUK

A new report says Michigan's public schools have less to spend educating students because of rising teacher retirement costs. The Citizens Research Council says retirement now eats up nearly 15 percent of the money districts get per-student. That's up from only about nine percent in 2004.

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