Education

Literacy Council
7:37 am
Tue May 20, 2014

WSW: Wiping Out Adult Illiteracy

Anthony Everson, a 53-year-old warehouse worker from Kalamazoo, and his tutor, Carl Ill, a retired principal and English teacher, work together in March. They've been meeting for the last 1 1/2 years.
Credit Earlene McMichael, WMUK

WestSouthwest for May 21st

The Kalamazoo Adult Literacy Council says not being able to read is an invisible impairment -- or at least one easy to conceal. 

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Air Zoo Wants Kids to Wonder at Science

A Douglas C-47 Skytrain at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. It's one of many distinguished aircraft in the museum's collection.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Air Zoo Director Troy Trash on what keeps kids engaged in math and science

Portage’s Air Zoo invites people of all ages to marvel at its collection of remarkable flying machines.

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Kellogg Community College
9:34 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Key Dates Ahead for Kellogg Community College and president

File photo
Credit WMUK

Interivew with Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Justin Hinkley

    

The Battle Creek Enquirer looks at how Kellogg Community College moves forward after its president returned from administrative leave. 

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WestSouthwest
2:28 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

WSW: From Foster Care to Graduation and Beyond

2013 Fostering Success Summit
Credit Fostering Success, Western Michigan University

WestSouthwest with Maddy Day

A statewide summit on foster care and a special movie screening are being held this week in Kalamazoo. 

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WMUK News
4:13 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Paw Paw Kids Learn By Raising Salmon

Paw Paw Middle School students and their salmon
Credit Brian Petersen

Young Chinook salmon are making their annual journey to Lake Michigan. For some of them, growing and gaining strength for the trip began, not in a river, but in a sixth-grade classroom in Van Buren County.

Jane Larson began teaching at Paw Paw Middle School 16 years ago. Last year, she joined a program created by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources called “Salmon in the Classroom”. Larson says her new principal, Jerry McDaniel, gave her the idea; "I signed up and there was a workshop at the Wolf Lake Fish Hatchery and they got us going with it.”

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