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Launch U’s first graduating class celebrates success, savings

Students split their days between their home high school and GRCC. After high school, they spend a tuition-free year earning a general associate degree or one in mechanical design and starting this year, IT...

A graduation victory for this band of brothers

A quartet of fifth-year seniors at Unity High School weren’t sure they would be able to graduate, until they met each other and realized that they could do it together...


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Explore the unique programs and activities area cultural groups offer to extend student learning – in and beyond the classroom. For teachers (and more) all in one place!

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  • Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum
  • Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
  • Grand Rapids Public Library
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • John Ball Zoo
  • Kent District Library
  • Van Andel Institute
  • St. Cecilia Music Center
  • CARE Ballet

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For once-homeless mother and daughter graduates, ‘dreams do come true’

Ayjia Jones and her mother, Monique Williams, are both graduates of the Class of 2021. Their accomplishment comes after two years living in motels, searching for housing and pathways to stability...
The support from the federal government represents a rare, one-time allocation of funds to aid pandemic recovery. Long-term progress requires continued, annual advocacy at the state level around the School Aid Budget...

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