Education

Portage Superintendent Search
7:40 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Why is Portage still looking for a new Superintendent?

Portage Central High School - file photo
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The Portage School Board has decided to reopen its search for a new superintendent. But MLive Kalamazoo reports that some board members are questioning why they weren't able to find a candidate the first time around. 

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WMUK News
11:53 am
Sun April 28, 2013

WMU student media fee a trendsetter?

Sidewalk sign urges support for WMU's student media fee
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Western Michigan University may have been ahead of the curve in the way it supports student media. Earlier this month, university trustees approved a five-dollar fee that all students will pay beginning this fall. Students approved the fee in a referendum late last month. It will raise about $150,000 a year to support the Western Herald, WMU's student newspaper, and the student-run radio station WIDR-FM.

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Portage Superintendent Search
9:06 am
Wed April 24, 2013

What's next for Portage Schools Superintendent search?

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Interview with Julie Mack

The Portage School Board is weighing its next move after the sole finalist for superintendent took his name out of consideration on Monday. 

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KPS Bond Proposal
7:26 am
Wed April 24, 2013

$62-million bond proposal for Kalamazoo Schools on May 7th ballot

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Interview with KPS Superintendent Michael Rice

Voters in the Kalamazoo Public School district will vote on a $62-million bond proposal on May 7th. It would pay for various improvements at several buildings in the district. 

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Michigan education system
10:34 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Governor's education summit held amid criticism of reform group

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Interview with Christopher Klaver

Governor Rick Snyder is calling for the business and education communities to work together to prepare students to enter the job market. He opened his education summit Monday in East Lansing saying the education system is broken. 

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