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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' full bio or email Charles.

New dual immersion school an ‘impressive investment’ in students, community

Construction is well under way for a new middle and high school for Southwest Community Campus, a dual-immersion, English/Spanish pre-K-8 program for bilingual students...

‘Their absolute best’

After a nearly flawless season, the Kent City High School Marching Band brought home the school’s first state championship, while the Rockford Marching Band won top honors for the third straight year...

Enthusiast of sports, students and the outdoors who won’t stop believing

Aaron Roussey is the new Union High School School principal...

In need of bilingual teachers, recruiters head to Puerto Rico

To help meet the need for bilingual teachers for its growing Latino student population, GRPS is sending administrators to Puerto Rico to recruit teachers who are looking for jobs in the wake of recent hurricanes...

Six districts in Kent ISD asking for funding on Tuesday ballot

Five school districts in Kent ISD have tax requests on the election ballot next Tuesday, Nov. 5. Here is a breakdown of what they’re asking for...

Childhood sports nut, always ready to rise up for children

Mindy McGinn is the new Lakes Elementary School principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet the Principal...

Upcoming expos feature theme schools during sign-up period

Expos on Oct. 29 and Nov. 19 will feature nearly two dozen GRPS theme schools and specialty programs, to help families decide which schools to apply for by the Nov. 29 deadline...

Creating a picture of community and kindness

Students’ drawings were incorporated by artist Mary Bent-Buist into a mural expressing a moving message: 'One kind word can change someone’s entire story'...

Top Honors

City High/Middle School earned a first for GRPS when it was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only three high schools in Michigan so honored this year.,,

Fourth graders from across city cross lines with pictures on ‘Flexible Fence’

A collaboration of GRPS, artist Eliza Fernand, ArtPrize and PNC Bank, the 6-foot-high 'Flexible Fence' features more than 1,000 pictures by fourth graders from 26 schools...

Raised in the district, they’re now ‘giving back’ by teaching there

As school districts work hard to recruit new teachers, homegrown talent offers something extra to students...

Some districts reschedule activities after EEE found in Kent County

Kent County school districts are taking precautions in scheduling sports events and other after-school activities following discovery of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the autopsy of a deer in Kent County...

State superintendent tours classrooms and new learning center

State Superintendent Michael Rice recently learned about learning Rockford style, in classrooms at Roguewood Elementary School and the Creative Teaching and Learning Center...

Two new leaders for GRPS

Laura McCloud is the new supervisor of Special Education for Grand Rapids Public Schools. Tammi Jenkins is the new principal at East Leonard Elementary...

Runner, reader, singer and learner, all while having fun

Teya Cotter is the new principal of Roguewood Elementary School...

A creature to comfort students: ‘She brings me happiness’

At North Rockford Middle School, a trained counseling assistance dog is helping students manage their stress, focus on their work and feel better about themselves...
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New dual immersion school an ‘impressive investment’ in students, community

Construction is well under way for a new middle and high school for Southwest Community Campus, a dual-immersion, English/Spanish pre-K-8 program for bilingual students...

‘Their absolute best’

After a nearly flawless season, the Kent City High School Marching Band brought home the school’s first state championship, while the Rockford Marching Band won top honors for the third straight year...

Enthusiast of sports, students and the outdoors who won’t stop believing

Aaron Roussey is the new Union High School School principal...
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