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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.

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...

Not one, but two local high school bands to play Detroit Jazz Fest

The pair of West Michigan jazz bands will be two of just six high school ensembles to play at the internationally renowned four-day festival, in its 40th year...

WMCAT holds enrollment information session for fall classes

After-school classes ranging from music tech and production, fashion design and photography to graphic arts are available this fall to Grand Rapids Public high school students, at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology...

Creative teaching and learning? We’ve got that

The $3.2 million facility, part of a successful 2014 bond request, is set up to foster student interaction, problem-solving and project-based learning. The $174 million bond approved in May includes funds for a second center in the future...

‘Welcome back, guys!’ Latino leaders cheer on returning students

When Union High School students arrived bright and early for their first day of classes Tuesday, Aug. 20, they were greeted at the school doors by more than a dozen exuberant Latino community leaders...

‘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...
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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...

Not one, but two local high school bands to play Detroit Jazz Fest

The pair of West Michigan jazz bands will be two of just six high school ensembles to play at the internationally renowned four-day festival, in its 40th year...

WMCAT holds enrollment information session for fall classes

After-school classes ranging from music tech and production, fashion design and photography to graphic arts are available this fall to Grand Rapids Public high school students, at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology...
Sponsorship