k-12 education

Kindergarteners Make A "Kalamazoo Promise"

Oct 12, 2017
WMUK

Kindergarten students and their families in the Kalamazoo Public Schools are making a commitment this fall to take advantage of the Kalamazoo Promise. That's the program launched in 2005 that pays tuition and fees for most KPS high school graduates who attend public and private colleges and universities in Michigan.

"Sixteen schools, including eight from Metro Detroit, improved enough academically over the past four years to be removed from a watch list of low-performing schools, state officials announced Friday." (The Detroit News)

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

The Legislature has approved budgets for the coming fiscal year. The K-through-12 schools budget was enthusiastically endorsed by Republicans and Democrats. 

WMUK

"Michigan has a problem" according to a new report from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. That problem is that student achievement has fallen behind other states. 


"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)

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