Kalamazoo Schools

6:52 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Kalamazoo Superintendent Michael Rice Gets High Marks in School Board Evaluation

Rice's compensation will be set in summer as part of district's budget
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Superintendent Michael Rice got high marks in his annual evaluation by the KPS board. In a statement issued by trustees, they commended Rice for his "exceptional progress in leading our district." Rice exceeded or met the board's expectations in the areas of general responsibilities, instructional leadership, personnel, administration, and school and community relations, the statement said.
8:56 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

KPS Superintendent Says Students Not Better Served by K-12 Funding

In column for Bridge Magazine Michael Rice says districts have less to spend on educating students
Recently, Republicans and Democrats have been debating whether K-12 funding increased or decreased between 2010 and 2013 in the state. It's a great question for political and finance geeks. But it's the wrong question for Michigan. The question citizens and policymakers should be asking is: Are the 1.5 million Michigan public school children better served by their K-12 funding now than in 2010?
8:53 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Kalamazoo included in nationwide project to boost college success

Kalamazoo is only community chosen for Lumina project
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo County is one of 20 communities picked by the Lumina Foundation to participate in a nationwide project to dramatically boost completion of post-secondary programs. The goal: By 2025, have 60 percent of local residents hold a college degree or post-secondary certificate.