GVSU Collaboration

Teaming up for a Stronger Battle Creek

Through an investment of $15.5 million by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek Public Schools and Grand Valley State University are collaborating to:

  • Provide BCPS middle and high schoolers with a pathway to high-demand jobs in health, education and STEM
  • Provide BCPS teachers with professional development and mentorship opportunities
  • Create a pipeline of talented educators here in Battle Creek, including supporting pathways for classroom assistants to become certified teachers

Grand Valley State University was selected based on the unique needs of the Battle Creek community. GVSU has a strong track record of success and brings valuable experience on a wider regional level, and has seen great results in helping Grand Rapids Public Schools bolster teacher professional development, mentor new teachers and boost teacher retention.

We are proud to say that this collaboration increases our ability to successfully implement existing BCPS efforts and activities to transform our district, including advancing excellence in teaching practices, improving academic achievement and boosting enrollment.

This page will be updated with details about what we’re working on with GVSU at a later date. Read more about the grant here.