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KPS educators and administration at odds on solving teacher shortage

A survey of Kalamazoo Public Schools teachers finds widespread dissatisfaction, looming departures, and recommendations to make the classroom experience better for them and their students. District administration says retention rates are steady thus far into the summer, and they plan to retain and lure teachers with a focus on compensation and professional development.
Mike Wilder, dressed in a yellow tee-shirt, marches down a residential street with a bullhorn in front of him. He is shouting something into the bullhorn. A group of people follows behind him.

‘It’s really heavy work’

Their personal trauma with gun violence equips local intervention workers to fight on the front lines against it. But at what cost to their own mental health? How a shift in the traditional approach to therapy supports a group that’s usually reluctant to do it.

A look in the mirror

A consultant hired by the city of Kalamazoo didn’t just recommend 40 policy changes, it also suggested better communication to the community and a police department more receptive to critique – two ways to avoid a repeat of the summer of 2020.

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