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Bridie Bereza

Bridie Bereza
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Bridie Bereza hails from Lansing and has worked in the Grand Rapids area as a reporter, freelance writer, and communicator since graduating from Aquinas College in 2003. She feels privileged to cover West Michigan's public schools and hopes to shed a little light on the amazing things happening there through her reporting. Read Bridie's full bio or email Bridie.

Voters on May 5 to decide no-increase $13.9 million bond request

Absentee ballot applications will be mailed to all voters in an attempt to encourage absentee voting...

A look in the mirror cues self-expression

Annalise Hammerlund, an artist-in-residence, visits a middle school classroom each week to lead students in an art lesson that challenges them to learn a bit more about themselves...

Education, at home, in the time of COVID-19

With kids home from school and the future unclear, a family game of Monopoly, video chats with loved ones and bike riding help calm the anxiety...
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Science lesson reveals toxic effect of radium on female workers

Sophomores at Godwin Heights High School recently discovered for themselves how the radium in paint used at a 1900s company left a legacy of illness and death in its wake...

Getting real

Students got a simulated experience that included a budget (complete with educational loan debt) based on their intended career path...

Model behavior? Let’s discuss that

Students use a chart to help them choose their own consequences for inappropriate behavior...

The power of the pen

A writing assignment yielded some meaningful outcomes for fourth graders in Kelly Compher’s class at North Godwin Elementary...

A case study

The experimentation involved dropping, crushing and trying to understand the effects of forces on different objects...

Barbie can bungee

Students apply their math skills to send dolls on a high-flying adventure...
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Making change, learning leadership

A middle school girls’ group builds leadership while focusing on social justice...
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Budding poets find their voices

When Betsy Berry began a month-long poetry unit this fall, she never imagined that a single poem would spark a newfound passion for poetry in her eighth graders...

Words matter

Last year’s annual climate and culture survey revealed that bullying and name calling were affecting a significant number of students at the school...

Learning their way

A 'school within a school' keeps students in school...

A room to groom

Middle school barbershop provides free cuts, nurtures love of reading...

A place to grow and harvest

New garden collaboration feeds students’ minds and bodies...

Retooled for school

The main objective was to move fifth-graders out of middle school, but administrators say there have been benefits at all grade levels...
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