"Two to three grade levels behind in reading and math: That's the driving force behind a new vision for Battle Creek Public Schools' Northwestern and Springfield middle schools that centers on taking more time out of the school day to help academically struggling students." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- More teacher training in classroom management, a special-education consultant and upgrades in the elementary library program are among the new expenditures in the 2015-16 budget plan for Kalamazoo Public Schools. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Battle Creek Public Schools is proposing eliminating at least 38 jobs as it prepares its budget for next year. The proposed job reductions include 11 teachers (Battle Creek Enquirer)


The incoming state superintendent says he wants to cut down on the amount of time students spend taking standardized tests. 

The Kellogg Community College board of trustees is requesting proposals from firms to help find the college’s next president. Once a search firm is selected and finds candidates, a new president is expected to be hired sometime next year, according to a college news release. The new president will succeed Dennis Bona. (Battle Creek Enquirer)