k-12 education

5:41 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

A New Metric on Education in Kalamazoo County

The Learning Network's Amy Slancik on the organization's new scorecard

The Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo has created a new tool for measuring the quality of education in Kalamazoo County.

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12:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Air Zoo Wants Kids to Wonder at Science

A Douglas C-47 Skytrain at the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. It's one of many distinguished aircraft in the museum's collection.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Air Zoo Director Troy Trash on what keeps kids engaged in math and science

Portage’s Air Zoo invites people of all ages to marvel at its collection of remarkable flying machines.

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10:37 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Politico: Can the Promise Save Kalamazoo?

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"Kalamazoo had been a center for educational innovation for decades—and as such, a great place for an urban experiment that revolved around free college."
For weeks there were whispers. And then one night in November 2005, hundreds of parents, teachers, and students crammed into a big Art Deco recital hall south of downtown. Janice Brown, the superintendent of the Kalamazoo schools, had an announcement to make, and it was even more surprising than the rumors that preceded it: Kalamazoo, small, struggling...
12:06 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Race and Income Affect Kalamazoo-Area Graduation Rates

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Students from poor and minority families, and those who are disabled, graduate from high school at much lower rates than their peers.
MORE: Graduation rates explained in 7 charts KALAMAZOO, MI -- At first glance, local graduation rates for the Class of 2013 look great: 90 percent or better at nine of the 15 traditional public high schools that serve Kalamazoo County, well above the 77 percent state average, according to data recently released by the state.
12:38 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Schoolcraft Schools to seek bond approval

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District officials say it makes better sense to build a new school rather than renovate buildings that date back to the 1940's.
SCHOOLCRAFT, MI - Schoolcraft Community Schools will seek voter approval of a $14 million bond issue Aug. 5 that calls for a new middle school attached to the high school, reducing the number of schools from four to two and other improvements, all without a millage increase.