Visual Art
7:45 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Could Art Help Us Understand Autism?

From the All For One exhibit at the Park Trades Center in Kalamazoo
Credit courtesy of Bill Davis

Last year, Western Michigan University art students took a class that examined art made by kids with autism to better understand how they communicate.

Now the Autism & Visual Art Project has blossomed to a global program that includes workshop materials for educators, an exhibit, and even a documentary film.

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6:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

KRESA Enhancement Tax Approved by Overwhelming Margin

Lead in text: 
Tax was first approved in 2005, and renewed in 2008 and 2011 before Tuesday's vote
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A 1.5-mill tax that supplements the operating budgets of Kalamazoo County school districts was renewed Tuesday by more than two-thirds of voters. Tuesday's unofficial vote tally was 12,590 to 5,782, which did not include a handful of voters in Barry County. About 68.5 percent of voters backed the renewal.
12:37 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Program helps young adults with disabilities become more independent

Jennifer Williams working in the KVCC Food Services kitchen
Credit Nancy Camden

 CORRECTION: The original story called the featured organization the Kalamazoo Regional Education Service Agency. The correct name is the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency.

For young adults with disabilities, finding a career path after high school can be difficult. Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency facilitates the transition from student to employed worker.

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7:20 am
Mon July 1, 2013

KRESA gets approval to administer Head Start in Kalamazoo County

Lead in text: 
Change for Head Start has been more than a year in the making
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- After almost a year of waiting for word, the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency has been awarded oversight of Kalamazoo County Head Start by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. KRESA received official notification Friday evening, said Margaret McGlinchey, KRESA assistant superintendent for instruction.
10:40 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Contract approved for new KRESA superintendent

Lead in text: 
David Campbell officially begins duties as KRESA superintendent July 1st
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI -- David Campbell will be getting a nice raise in his new job as superintendent of Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency. Campbell will have a base salary of $174,000 under a three-year contract approved Monday by the KRESA board. Campbell currently earns $140,000 as superintendent of the Livingston Educational Service Agency.