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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.

Local companies find solutions in high school seniors while they explore careers

Seniors get a head start on careers in a program offering school credit – and a wage – for work experience...

Walkathon delivers peer connections, outside experiences

Last year’s event raised $2,100, which paid for a monthly student experience at Pine Grove, ranging from a mobile zoo exhibit to the antics of local author and puppeteer Kevin Kammeraad...

With teachers in high demand, this district partners with MSU

The college of education has about 100 interns, and about a quarter of those are in West Michigan. Other districts with MSU interns include Grand Rapids and Kentwood Public Schools...

Space to breathe, move and reflect

Margie Muñoz is harnessing the darkness of a basement classroom to help students manage stress and other challenges...

New building, no new taxes, say district officials

The issue will appear at the bottom of the ballot on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and is part of a long-term plan to update and modernize the district’s elementary schools...

Bridie Bereza

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.

Community Celebration draws a big crowd

The district hosted its annual Community Celebration on Sept. 14 in front of the middle school. Students, their families and members of the community came out to enjoy games, bouncy castles and treats, and to hear music...
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Missing school quickly adds up to lost learning

In an effort to reduce student absences, school districts across Kent ISD are participating in a campaign encouraging students to “Strive for Less Than 5” days absent each year...

Student: emphasis on values changes school culture

Since implementing a curriculum that focuses on behavior, high school teachers and administrators say they have seen a major decrease in the number of disciplinary referrals...

Former rule-breaker, current relationship-builder

Bradley Tarrance is the new principal at Godwin Heights Middle School. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Stress test: students speak their minds on the M-STEP

Rather than go back to the same hand-wringing sources about M-STEP scores, we decided to ask the people most directly affected by these tests: the students who take them...

ELL apps ‘open doors’ for early childhood students

A small group of Godfrey-Lee students are partnering with a researcher from the University of Michigan to see if mobile apps and animations can help English-language learners grasp academic English...

Of travel, teaching, and Timberlake

Beth Travis is the new principal at East Kelloggsville Elementary School. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

How to spark school sports spirit? Ask students

Coaches and teachers at Lee High School recently asked students to tackle an ongoing problem: poor student attendance at athletic events. They came up with a host of creative solutions...
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