Kalamazoo Public Schools

11:01 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Public Schools closed Tuesday

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Forecast calls for extreme cold Tuesday
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Students and teachers in Kalamazoo Public Schools will have their winter break extended by a second day. KPS will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 7, because of the weather, and employees do not need to report to work, KPS officials announced this morning. The district announced Sunday that Monday classes would be canceled.
2:13 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

WMU professor, school board member dies suddenly

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Lonnie Duncan was an associate professor of counseling education and counseling psychology. He had also served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since August.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Lonnie Duncan, associate professor of counseling education and counseling psychology at Western Michigan University, died suddenly Tuesday, WMU officials announced today. Duncan, 46, also had served on the Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education since August, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Ervin Armstrong.
PromiseNet
7:27 am
Wed October 30, 2013

WestSouthwest: PromiseNet 2013

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Credit WMUK

Interview with Michelle Miller-Adams - air version

For the last eight years researcher Michelle Miller-Adams has been examining the impact of the Kalamazoo Promise and how other communities have launched their own programs. 

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6:36 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Schools continue to work on homework policy

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Policy uses standards from national Parent-Teachers Association and the National Education Association
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Three years after setting districtwide homework standards, officials at Kalamazoo Public Schools say the standards are working much better in the elementary grades compared to the middle and high schools. "The elementary teachers bought in, and bought in pretty quickly," KPS Superintendent Michael Rice said during a discussion of the policy at Thursday's school board meeting.
9:01 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Kalamazoo Public Schools' enrollment down slightly

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Shrinking school age population and parents sending children to other districts seen as possible factors
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools' fall student count is down for the first time since 2005, when The Kalamazoo Promise was first announced. Michael Rice, superintendent of Kalamazoo Public Schools, frequently refers to KPS as "the fastest-growing district" in the state.

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