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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.

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...

School board to launch second superintendent search, appoint internal interim

The GRPS Board of Education hopes to have hired an interim superintendent from within the school district by as early as mid-May, before launching a second national search to replace retiring Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal...

Choir students get to sing for, and with, Metropolitan Opera singer

Over 100 students from a dozen GRPS schools recently had the opportunity to hear from – and sing with – Metropolitan Opera singer Ryan 'Speedo' Green...

Students wed academics, service to learn about urban poverty

The project involved all 82 Grand Rapids Museum High students in applying science, English and social studies to the problems of poverty and socio-economic injustice in Grand Rapids...

Local students recognized nationally for innovative artworks

Three students from Kent ISD high schools were awarded Gold Medals for their art entries in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards...

GRPS board to further review superintendent candidates after second interviews

Grand Rapids Public Schools board members will meet again to consider two finalists for their next superintendent, allowing them time to collect more information and reflect further on their qualifications and community feedback...

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...
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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...
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