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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A state representative from Kalamazoo says forcing two schools in the city to close or go under state management is a bad idea.

The Washington Writers’ Academy and the Woodward School for Technology and Research have both appeared on the state’s list of failing schools.The Michigan Department of Education could appoint managers to oversee them, but it might also order them closed.


Members of a Kalamazoo teachers’ union are getting up early on Thursday to rally for changes to education policy. The Kalamazoo Education Association calls it a “walk-in” for schools and says about 200 cities around the country will participate. 

Andy Robins / WMUK

Kalamazoo Public School officials say parents should throw away some weekend food backpacks handed out on Thursday, March 12. They were distributed to about 600 kids at 12 of the district's elementary schools.

The Food Bank of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek says that some boxes of shredded wheat breakfast cereal contained insect larvae. The affected boxes have the lot number KBB 0211 on the top left corner.

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education on Thursday approved a 2015-16 general fund budget of almost $142 million, up an estimated $6.3 million or 4.6 percent from the current year." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

KALAMAZOO, MI -- More teacher training in classroom management, a special-education consultant and upgrades in the elementary library program are among the new expenditures in the 2015-16 budget plan for Kalamazoo Public Schools. (Kalamazoo Gazette)