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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.

More interviews announced in superintendent search

A third candidate for superintendent on Grand Rapids Public Schools has been added to those the Board of Education is interviewing, including two who will have second-round interviews on Monday, April 8...

Ballot proposal will ask for more funds at lower tax rate

School officials will separately request a $174 million bond issue and an $11 million sinking fund on the May 7 election ballot...

Painting, podcasting or rocking out, students find joy in self-expression

In weekly sessions, North Park seventh- and eighth-graders can try their hand at a smorgasbord of creative activities, many initiated by them...

All aboard the Energy Bus for positive thinking, better grades

At Crestwood Elementary, following the positive-thinking principles of the Energy Bus helps students aim higher and treat each other respectfully...

Teachers do the snow-day shuffle, trying to make up for lost instruction time

The mid-winter blitz of snow days has teachers trying to make up for lost instruction time, and reshuffling their lesson plans for the weeks to come...

Students move to new building while asbestos investigation begins

Students and teachers of North Park Montessori School are preparing to move into a new building Wednesday, while local and state officials launch an investigation into how and why an asbestos breach occurred at their school at 3375 Cheney Ave. NE...

Schools work to minimize impact of #polarvortex2019 on district calendars, classrooms

As classes resume this week, principals and teachers are scrambling to make up for lost instruction time, as superintendents prepare to ask the state to ease rules on how many snow days they’re permitted...

GRPS specialty schools offer lots of choices, but time to apply is now

Applications are due this week for students seeking to enroll next fall in one of nearly two dozen specialty programs of Grand Rapids Public Schools...

Dad mixes cooking, anti-bullying message

Parent to GRPS kindergartner has found the right recipe for giving back to school, sharing food, skills and spreading kindness...

How best to get the jump on college? Students give the lowdown

These days, students have multiple ways to get credit for college courses – and save college tuition – while still in high school. We asked a few from East Kentwood and Rockford high schools which options they chose, and why...

AP or early college? What’s a student to do?

For college-bound students hoping to earn credits early and save on tuition, choosing the right kinds of courses for their particular programs can make a big difference...

GRPS will conduct nationwide search for next superintendent

The Grand Rapids Board of Education is embarking on a national search for a new superintendent to succeed Teresa Weatherall Neal, who retires effective July 1. The board voted Monday, Jan. 14 to conduct the search nationwide...

GRPS board plans next steps for superintendent search

The board is aiming to make a decision by April for a successor to Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, who will retire at the end of June after more than seven years of leading GRPS...

New foundation director sees ‘so much possibility’ for GRPS

As head of a nonprofit that invested more than $1.9 million in GRPS in the 2017-18 school year, Sally Andreatta aims to do even more to support the schools, with a new strategic plan, greater fundraising and more ambitious programming...

Catch a falling star & put it in your heart

In a visit to Valley View Elementary School, Patricia Polacco, the award-winning author of over 100 children’s books, told students a true story about wishing on a falling star -- or wishing for a better world...

From Rockford to Florida, with love: 4,000 books

What started as an informal conversation between friends ended up with students from Meadow Ridge Elementary sending some 4,000 books to 850 students at a Florida school...
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More interviews announced in superintendent search

A third candidate for superintendent on Grand Rapids Public Schools has been added to those the Board of Education is interviewing, including two who will have second-round interviews on Monday, April 8...

Ballot proposal will ask for more funds at lower tax rate

School officials will separately request a $174 million bond issue and an $11 million sinking fund on the May 7 election ballot...

Painting, podcasting or rocking out, students find joy in self-expression

In weekly sessions, North Park seventh- and eighth-graders can try their hand at a smorgasbord of creative activities, many initiated by them...
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