Education

6:16 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Kalamazoo School Board re-elects top officers

Patti Sholler-Barber remains president, Carol McGlinn vice president of board
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO — Patti Sholler-Barber was re-elected president of the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education Thursday night for 2014, retaining to a role that she has held since July 2011.
12:14 pm
Sun January 5, 2014

Poll shows transparency helps perception of schools

Survey was done of adults in four Battle Creek area school districts
Battle Creek-area residents give better grades to schools where they believe the teachers are higher-quality and to schools more willing to share information, according to research commissioned by the Enquirer. Ironically, though the public wants more information from their schools, the release of this information was delayed nearly eight months because school leaders voiced concern with the W.K.
6:45 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Seven file of vacancy on Portage School Board

Board to make decision on new member in January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Seven people have filed for a vacancy on the Portage Public Schools Board of Education created by the death Dec. 6 of trustee Tom Eddy. With the deadline noon Monday to apply, the following people submitted applications: Roy Dangel Jr., Chelsea Herriman, Dan Mills, Terri Novaria, Randy Orwig, Kevin Park and Kahler Schuemann .
7:17 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Portage School Board member Tom Eddy dies

Eddy served on the school board from 1996 to 2008. Then ran again and was elected in 2011
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- Tom Eddy, current secretary of the Portage Public Schools Board of Education and its past president, died today. He was 66. School board president Bo Snyder said he could not confirm details about Eddy's unexpected death but said Eddy was out of town with his family when he passed away.
8:53 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Kalamazoo included in nationwide project to boost college success

Kalamazoo is only community chosen for Lumina project
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo County is one of 20 communities picked by the Lumina Foundation to participate in a nationwide project to dramatically boost completion of post-secondary programs. The goal: By 2025, have 60 percent of local residents hold a college degree or post-secondary certificate.

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