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The Associated Press

Governor Snyder has proposed investing $130-million in early childhood education over the next two years. 

State Capitol - file photo
Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder says he supports expanding Medicaid coverage to 470,000 Michigan residents. The first three years of that expansion will be funded by the federal government under the Affordable Care Act. 

WMUK

Can transforming the nation’s college campuses create a more sustainable society? Former college president Mitchell Thomashow says it can. He’ll bring that message to Western Michigan University during a public presentation Thursday, February 7th. Thomashow says universities and colleges should remake themselves into sustainable institutions to help their communities and their students

The Center for Michigan

Last month the Center for Michigan released a report on what citizens want from the education system in the state. The Ann Arbor-based think tank’s President John Bebow says a year and a half listening tour was followed up with two scientific surveys. The Center for Michigan is holding a conference on the future of education Thursday in Kalamazoo. 

Courtesy of Kalamazoo College

A 19 year old Kalamazoo College student has died from bacterial meningitis. Emily Stillman died early Sunday morning of complications from the disease. 

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