SW Michigan

6:12 am
Tue January 15, 2013

Three search firms to be considered for Kalamazoo City Manager Search

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Kalamazoo City Manager Ken Collard is scheduled to retire later this year.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
City commissioners in a special meeting Monday decided to invite Bob Murray & Associates of Roseville, Calif., Colin Baenziger & Associates of Wellington, Fla., and Strategic Government Resources of Keller, Texas to interview with the seven commissioners either by a video conference or in person on Monday, Feb. 4.
9:38 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Study finds students in Michigan charter schools making greater strides than public schools

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Study finds advantage is greater for students at charter schools in Detroit
Charter school students in Michigan and Detroit are out-learning their public school counterparts, according to a report released Monday by Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes. The CREDO report showed that the typical student in a Michigan charter school gained more learning in a year than his or her district school peer - an advantage equal to about an additional two months of learning in reading and math.
9:25 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Kalamazoo County Board Chairman and Vice Chairman say transit, consolidated dispatch on this year's agenda

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Republican Dave Maturen and Democrat Dave Buskirk discussed county issues during live chat with MLive Kalamazoo.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The chair and vice chair of the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners want a county-wide transit system to become a reality in 2013. During a live video chat with MLive and the Kalamazoo Gazette on Monday, Board Chair David Maturen, R-Brady Township, and Vice Chair David Buskirk, D-Kalamazoo, talked about the coming year Regional transportation has been a goal of the county for years.
7:17 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Portage School Board accepts resignation of Superintendent Ric Perry

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Perry has been suspended since mid-December because of an "inappropriate relationship" with a district employee.
The practical effect of the vote is that Perry is no longer Portage school superintendent and is no longer on the district's payroll. In addition, instead of holding a due-process hearing before the board scheduled for Jan. 25 on whether Perry violated his contract, the dispute will move straight to arbitration.
2:01 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Snyder offers mild criticism of "Pure Michigan" right to work ad

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Snyder says he would have preferred an ad with a broader definition about Michigan's business climate
LANSING - Gov. Rick Snyder today directed mild criticism at a recent ad the Michigan Economic Development Corp. placed in the Wall Street Journal, touting Michigan's recent passage of controversial right-to-work legislation above the Pure Michigan logo.