k-12 education

"THREE RIVERS, MI -- Three Rivers High School students held a sit-in Thursday morning, following an emotional five-hour school board meeting Wednesday night about the dismissal of three Three Rivers administrators." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"Republicans are lambasting Democratic state Rep. Stephanie Chang's proposal to require parents who home school their children to register with a local school district and check in twice annually with medical, government or law enforcement authorities." (The Detroit News)

"The state needs a moratorium on the opening of new charters in order to provide enrollment stability for Michigan schools, must address the needs of high-poverty students and must address the needs of districts that are spiraling into financial disaster, State Superintendent Mike Flanagan told members of the Legislature this morning." (Detroit Free Press)

"Starting Monday, Lakeview High School will begin 10 minutes earlier and end three minutes later. Lakeview Middle School will also end three minutes later. The middle school start time will not change and the elementary schools will remain on the same schedule." (Battle Creek Enquirer)

WMUK

Planning has started for celebrations to mark the tenth anniversary of the Kalamazoo Promise.

The privately-funded college scholarship for graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools was announced in November 2005. It was the first program of its kind in the nation. Since then, Promise officials say it has provided more than $60 million to help almost 4,000 students to on to college. The program covers tuition at all public colleges and universities in Michigan as well as at a number of private institutions like Kalamazoo College.

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