12:37 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Program helps young adults with disabilities become more independent

Jennifer Williams working in the KVCC Food Services kitchen
Credit Nancy Camden

 CORRECTION: The original story called the featured organization the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency. The correct name is the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency.

For young adults with disabilities, finding a career path after high school can be difficult. Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency facilitates the transition from student to employed worker.

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8:12 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Analysts say Schools and community could do more to connect

Community involvement can help, but research shows partnership is not always properly leveraged
Cindy Galizio likes to say she's a professional volunteer. The 54-year-old Pennfield woman was a stay-at-home mother for her two kids, but now she's an empty-nester. Her youngest went off to college two years ago.
6:28 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Lonnie Duncan remembered by School Board, applicants sought to fill vacancy

Applications will be available beginning Monday at KPS Administration Building
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Thursday's meeting of the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education was dominated by a member who wasn't there: Trustee Lonnie Duncan, who collapsed and died Dec. 31 at a New Year's Eve church service. "This board comes together tonight with a heavy heart," board President Patti Sholler-Barber said.
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.