Kalamazoo Public Schools

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Voters in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district will see a bond issue on the May 8th ballot. If approved, the bonds would provide the district with more than $96 million. KPS is seeking a 1.25-mill property tax increase to pay the debt.

Colin Howe

Kalamazoo Kids In Tune is the youngest and most diverse orchestra in Michigan, according Elizabeth Youker, Vice President of Education and Community Partnerships, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. She and curriculum director, conductor and music arranger Rick Barth, known to students as "Dr. Rick," talk to Cara Lieurance about the progress made in the last six years. 


Kalamazoo Public Schools Administration Building - file photo by WMUK
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) The state is stepping in to help struggling schools instead of closing them. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

When it comes to dealing with failing schools, Bridge Reporter Chastity Pratt Dawsey says Michigan is in a class all its own.


State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing) Plans to overhaul how Michigan deals with struggling schools will see continued discussion this week in a state Senate committee. 

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