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Students from Hudsonville Public Schools won the first Youth Collaboration Award in 2016 (photo courtesy of ArtPrize)

June 7 deadline for new Educator Award plus Youth Collaboration competition at ArtPrize

Area schools can register (for free) to participate in the Youth Collaboration part of ArtPrize. With the sponsorship of Western Michigan University, student teams will be eligible to win one of two cash prizes of $2,500, selected by public vote and experts. Registration is open through June 7...
The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee is Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Champion spellers compete Tuesday at The Bee

Winners from school spelling bees across West Michigan will gather Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum for The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee. The winner of this, the 41st Bee, will go...
Northview school resource officer Deputy Andy Kozal stands in the security vestibule of Northview High School, one of many Kent County schools that have poured millions into security upgrades (SNN file photo)

Superintendents Respond to Yet Another Mass Shooting

In the wake of Wednesday’s mass shooting in a Florida high school, School News Network asked local superintendents what their schools have done to protect against the possibility of a mass shooting; and what else needs to be done to reduce the incidence of such horrific violence

Virtual Reality Welding Training to Expand Student Options

The Michigan Department of Education announced this week that Kent ISD and 13 other ISDs and school districts across the state were awarded Career and Technical Education (CTE) Innovation and Equipment Grants. The grants are intended to expand programs and...

Ferris Offers Scholarship to Students Across Kent ISD

Is the Bulldog in your future? More students may have the chance to say “yes” thanks to a new Ferris State University scholarship. The NEXT Scholarship gives high school students across Kent ISD taking FSU classes $1,000 toward their...

Tech Center Students to Start Classes at Downtown Market

Quick!  How many places can you find high school students engaged in learning?  While you might be able to list some of the 60+ high schools in our region, would you have said the new Downtown Market? The Downtown Market...