11:49 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Michigan schools to be color-coded

Some school officials say they're worried that the new system might actually cause more confusion about how well schools are doing.
The new Michigan School Accountability Scorecards is what state officials hope is a more intuitive, color-coded system that will assign one of five colors - green, lime green, yellow, orange or red - to each school or district. The color green is best, and it means most of the goals were met.
6:21 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Court rules in favor of soon to be closed Galien Schools

Money will help schools repay bond debt, but won't reopen
GALIEN - The Galien school district has won a court battle against the Michigan Department of Education over alleged erroneous student counts, but that doesn't mean the schools will reopen.
7:02 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Covert Schools seeking loan to keep schools open

District facing cash flow problem because of tax ruling on the New Covert Generating Power Plant
COVERT - It appears Covert schools' fate rests on whether the district can secure a $2.5 million state loan against winter taxes.
6:52 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Former Pennfield Superintendent had received "ineffective" ratings

Ben Laser's contract was to expire in 2015
Four months before Pennfield Schools bought out his contract, former superintendent Ben Laser was rated "ineffective" in his relationship with the Board of Education, the community and with district staff.
10:58 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Reading ‘ambassador’ brings national tour to Kalamazoo

Walter Dean Myers mingles at a Read Across America Day event
Credit Foundation for Newark's Future

The Kalamazoo area’s renewed push for literacy will get a boost from a national champion. For two days, New York Times best-selling young-adult author Walter Dean Myers will speak and sign books at the Kalamazoo Public Library. It is part of his cross-country tour as the 2012 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

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