11:53 am
Sun April 28, 2013

WMU student media fee a trendsetter?

Sidewalk sign urges support for WMU's student media fee
Credit WMUK

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?

Portage Central High School - file photo
Credit WMUK

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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Credit WMUK

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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Credit WMUK

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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10:53 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Core K-12 curriculum support waivers

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Some Republicans in the state legislature say the national standards are an "overreach" that interferes with local control of schools. Supporters say they are needed to make sure Michigan students are ready for college.
Seven years ago, Michigan's Democratic and Republican lawmakers arrived at a rare moment of consensus: They agreed to dramatically raise the bar for high school graduation. A two-bill package passed the Senate without dissent, and there was just a smattering of no votes in the 110-member House.