Talent Development

For Battle Creek to thrive, all students — regardless of race, gender, or socio-economic background — must be able to pursue career and life paths that lead to economic stability. All students must be empowered to fulfill their potential.

Our goals are to improve kindergarten readiness and increase college and career readiness for all students.

To accomplish these goals, we will:

  1. Increase kindergarten readiness by: Promoting a shared, county-wide definition of kindergarten readiness; adopting early education as an explicit workforce development strategy; increasing the quality of early learning experiences through training and coaching for teachers; strengthening and better coordinating policies and services that support kindergarten readiness; helping more children get access to high quality and culturally appropriate early learning opportunities.
  2. Increase college and career readiness by: Creating an equitable culture of academic and career pathways for students and an excellent, equitable, quality pre-K to 16 education system in the greater Battle Creek area.

Battle Creek has a clear vision for its students. To be able to realize that vision, we must first understand the current state of education in our community.