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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.

U.S. Marine turned teacher honored as ‘Proud Michigan Educator’

A veteran of the U.S. Marines who survived a horrific helicopter crash, and now teaches math and science at Innovation Central High School, has been honored for his service to students and country...

In mixed millage results, approvals for five districts but setback for one

While five local school districts won tax request approvals from voters, a defeat in Caledonia will cost the district more than $150,000 in revenue...

Politically engaged, though not all of voting age

From canvassing for candidates to registering voters – or voting themselves – some area students have been active in the midterm elections...
Superintendent Michael Shibler said renewal of Rockford’s non-homestead property tax and restoration of the state-authorized 18 mills would mean $5.5 million for district operations

Approval of two-part millage request ‘imperative,’ Shibler says

Rockford voters will be asked Nov. 6 to both renew the existing non-homestead property tax millage, and restore it to the full 18 mills authorized by the state...

For newcomers to America, a ‘fighting chance’ at a good education

The number of students being helped is down drastically this fall, following the Trump administration’s ban on immigrants from seven countries and sharp reductions in refugees allowed into the country...

Attempted suicide survivor to speak on ‘bridge of hope’

Kevin Hines, whose struggle with bipolar disorder led him to attempt suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, will speak about the painful realities of mental illness as part of Rockford Public Schools’ Developing Healthy Kids series...

‘Ram pride: He lived it’

When Ryan Kelley retires on Dec. 31, he will do so as an educator who’s played just about every position while always keeping his eye on the ball: the success and welfare of students...

Former teachers now elementary leaders for GRPS

Thomas A. Standifer II is the new principal of Mulick Park Elementary School and Julie Fogg Reyers is the new Ridgemoor Park Montessori principal. SNN gets to know them in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

UPrep celebrates 10 years of helping students into college and careers

UPrep was founded as a collaboration between Grand Rapids Public Schools and leaders of the West Michigan business community, to give students the experiences and resources to get a running start on college and careers...

Neal announces retirement after 44 years of serving GRPS

In announcing her retirement Monday, Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal pointed to accomplishments under her leadership including increased graduation rates, reduced absenteeism and passage of a $175 million bond...

A more promising future begins for grads of city schools

Promise Zone designation is expected to boost the future of both the students and the city of Grand Rapids – and put the dream of college within reach...

Students collaborate on eye-catching entries to ArtPrize competition

As ArtPrize 10 gets under way on Wednesday, Sept. 19, the global competition will feature the artwork of students from three Kent ISD school districts: Byron Center, Grand Rapids Public Schools and Rockford...

Stress test: students speak their minds on the M-STEP

Rather than go back to the same hand-wringing sources about M-STEP scores, we decided to ask the people most directly affected by these tests: the students who take them...

On the way for future GR grads: the promise of college funding

The district Board of Education is expected to vote Sept. 17 to approve establishment of a Grand Rapids Promise Zone Authority, thus beginning a process to appoint authority members who will develop a plan and specify its parameters...

Veteran teachers become new principals

Matthew Zokoe is the new principal at Cannonsburg Elementary and Shannon Ouellette is the new principal at Belmont Elementary. SNN gets to know them in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

Two new leaders for GRPS elementaries

Maureen Capillo is the new North Park Montessori School principal and Harvey Crawley is the new Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy principal...
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U.S. Marine turned teacher honored as ‘Proud Michigan Educator’

A veteran of the U.S. Marines who survived a horrific helicopter crash, and now teaches math and science at Innovation Central High School, has been honored for his service to students and country...

In mixed millage results, approvals for five districts but setback for one

While five local school districts won tax request approvals from voters, a defeat in Caledonia will cost the district more than $150,000 in revenue...

Politically engaged, though not all of voting age

From canvassing for candidates to registering voters – or voting themselves – some area students have been active in the midterm elections...
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