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Kalamazoo School Mask Mandate Defended

Sep 8, 2021
Paul Sancya / AP Photo

Kalamazoo County's public health officer says he has no regrets about ordering schools to adopt COVID-19 mask mandates.

Portage Schools OK Large Bond Proposal

May 10, 2021
John McNeill / WMUK

Voters in the Portage School District will consider a large bond issue in August. School Board trustees put the $175-million request on the ballot Monday, May 10.

Courtesy photo | Corey Harbaugh

Did you know Michigan schools must teach about genocide? A law passed in 2016 requires it. And that's a good thing, says Corey Harbaugh, an Allegan County-based school administrator who is on the Governor's Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. He speaks Saturday in Kalamazoo. 

Kindergarteners Make A "Kalamazoo Promise"

Oct 12, 2017

Kindergarten students and their families in the Kalamazoo Public Schools are making a commitment this fall to take advantage of the Kalamazoo Promise. That's the program launched in 2005 that pays tuition and fees for most KPS high school graduates who attend public and private colleges and universities in Michigan.

"Sixteen schools, including eight from Metro Detroit, improved enough academically over the past four years to be removed from a watch list of low-performing schools, state officials announced Friday." (The Detroit News)