1:01 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

WestSouthwest: Reading Ambassador Walter Dean Myers

Button used to promote Myers's visit to the Kalamazoo Public Library
Credit WMUK

Award-winning children's author Walter Dean Myers, 76, has met famous people in his lifetime, like Langston Hughes and James Baldwin. These days, the New York Times-best-selling writer is on a mission to meet children from low-income backgrounds. He's encouraging them to read as he travels across the country as the 2012 Ambassador for Young People's Literature. It's a role that brought Myers to Kalamazoo this summer. 

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8:10 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

WMU named one of best schools for vets fourth year in a row

Western has largest number of veteran students of any public university if Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- For the fourth year in a row, Western Michigan University has been named one of the country's best institutions of higher learning for military veterans. Appropriately enough, Military Times EDGE magazine released its Best for Vets: Colleges 2014 on Veterans Day.
Teacher preparation
7:49 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

WestSouthwest: Bridge Magazine on teacher preparation

Student teachers in Haslett
Credit Ron French, Bridge Magazine

The online news service of the Center for Michigan examines how teachers are prepared for the classroom in Michigan

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6:14 am
Thu November 7, 2013

Two Benton Harbor schools downgraded by state

State ranking of schools is based on achievement, improvement and within school achievement gaps.
BENTON HARBOR - The state has placed two more Benton Harbor schools on the Priority School list, previously called the Persistently Lowest Achieving list. Placed on the list were the International Academy at Hull and Montessori Academy at Henry C. Morton.
12:40 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Kalamazoo Communities in Schools launches capital campaign

Non-profit launching campaign to maintain service. Officials also hope to expand after-school programs and add tutors
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Communities In Schools of Kalamazoo is launching a campaign to raise at least $4.5 million to help more Kalamazoo students graduate on time. On Wednesday, the nonprofit opened the public phase of its three-year capital campaign. So far, CIS has raised more than $2.1 million toward the total needed to pay for three years of operating expenses.