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Charles Honey is a freelance writer and former columnist for The Grand Rapids Press/ MLive.com. As a reporter for The Press from 1985 to 2009, his beats included Grand Rapids Public Schools, local colleges and education issues. Honey served as editor of The Press’ award-winning Religion section for 15 years. His freelance articles have appeared in Christianity Today magazine, Religion News Service and the Aquinas College alumni magazine. Read Charles's full bio.

‘I gave it my all’

Retiring after seven years as superintendent, and 44 working for Grand Rapids Public Schools, Teresa Weatherall Neal said she is proud of the work she did to help students believe in themselves...

Brother and sister work hard for ‘a better future, a better life’

Anyelin and Yustin Vasquez Lopez left a dangerous life in Guatemala to achieve academic excellence and set career goals in America...

Students bond with seniors by writing their stories

Fifth-graders paired up with seniors to interview and write biographies of them, forming friendships and finding connections in learning about their lives...

Local students take top prizes in Dyer-Ives poetry competition

Aliya Hall of Godwin Heights High School won first place for her poem 'Hawk Island Girl' while Alissa Vezikov of East Rockford Middle School won first place for her poem 'Grief'...

A new teacher with a passion for the classroom: ‘I love helping kids’

While the number of new teachers continues to drop dramatically, Brittney DesLauries says she wants to do it for the rest of her life...
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Students win prizes for short videos about compassion

Two local students made moving videos about caring and compassion, and were amply rewarded for their artistry...

Young actor headed to Big Apple stage

Eric Liu qualified for a national musical theater competition by being named Best Leading Actor in the state of Michigan at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards at the Wharton Center in East Lansing...

A school where students work together and speak ‘100 languages’

At Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center, a GRPS-authorized charter school, students learn not just from teachers but from each other, in a network of relationships aimed to enhance each child’s creative potential...

A rare charter partnership: Autonomous but accountable

The Grand Rapids Child Development Center is located in the former GRPS Vandenberg School at 409 Lafayette Ave. SE...

Fund newly named for retiring Neal raises more than $200K

GRPS students who need new school uniforms, mended eyeglasses and other schooling essentials just got a big boost from a fund newly named in honor of their retiring superintendent...

Bond requests pass in Rockford, Lowell; maintenance levy fails in Sparta

Six districts passed requests, ranging from non-homestead millages to major bond proposals for new and revamped buildings...

She starts small but thinks big: ‘I want girls to change the world’

Rockford senior Jillian Snyman is passionate about her commitment to women’s rights, combating sexual abuse and violence, and electing strong Democratic leaders...

Board names interim superintendent while search continues for permanent chief

Ron Gorman, a top administrator with over two decades of experience in Grand Rapids Public Schools, is poised to lead the district as interim superintendent while the school board searches for a permanent successor to schools chief Teresa Weatherall Neal...

Former EPA official sees young people leading environmental ‘reawakening’

Mustafa Santiago Ali sees passionate environmental concerns in young people all across the country, as he brings his global-warning message to students through the lens of hip-hop culture...

Inadequate funding – even in affluent districts – still short-changes students

It’s not just poorer districts feeling the pain from Michigan’s inadequate school funding, officials say. Higher-income districts are also pinched by the funding formula and having to make cuts...

Lakes students go green: ‘It’s just the right thing to do’

Lakes Elementary was recently named an Emerald School by Michigan Green Schools, a nonprofit supporting Earth-friendly activism among state public and private schools...
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‘I gave it my all’

Retiring after seven years as superintendent, and 44 working for Grand Rapids Public Schools, Teresa Weatherall Neal said she is proud of the work she did to help students believe in themselves...

Brother and sister work hard for ‘a better future, a better life’

Anyelin and Yustin Vasquez Lopez left a dangerous life in Guatemala to achieve academic excellence and set career goals in America...

Students bond with seniors by writing their stories

Fifth-graders paired up with seniors to interview and write biographies of them, forming friendships and finding connections in learning about their lives...
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