WMU research

12:07 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Report Calls for Slowing Expansion of Online Schools

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Two Western Michigan University researchers are among those who say statistics show weaker performance by students in "virtual schools"
LANSING -- States should limit expansion of online virtual schools until more information is available on why student performance lags behind other schools, according to a new analysis of virtual schools by the National Education Policy Center.
9:26 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

WMU team gets $1.4-million grant to launch transportation research center

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Part of $63-million awarded by Transportation Department
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A multidisciplinary team at Western Michigan University University has been awarded a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the university announced Thursday. WMU will be the lead institution for the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, which will focus on improving public transit, providing safer pedestrian and bicycle networks and making transportation more accessible for children, people with disabilities and lower-income residents.