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Charles Honey

Charles Honey
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Charles Honey is editor-in-chief of SNN, and covers Rockford and Grand Rapids. As a reporter for The Grand Rapids Press/mLive 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 and its columnist for 20. His freelance articles have appeared in Christianity Today, Religion News Service and Faith & Leadership magazine. Read Charles' full bio or email Charles.

School meal distributions to continue under stay-at-home order

Schools are permitted to continue providing pick-up meals for students under Gov. Whitmer’s stay-at-home order...

Districts face hard choices in timing of ballot requests

District leaders have had to weigh whether to go ahead as scheduled, or postpone them because of the coronavirus health crisis...

Schools hope for the best but prepare for coronavirus anyway

Although no cases of coronavirus had been diagnosed in Michigan as of press time, local schools are gearing up for the possibility of its spread to West Michigan...

GRPS board selects Minnesota district administrator as next superintendent

The Grand Rapids Board of Education voted to hire Leadriane Roby as its next superintendent to lead the district into the future...

A brave pig and six Siberian huskies knit together a school community in a shared reading experience

The Valley View Elementary community all read the same book aloud with their children, and topped it off with a visit from six Siberian huskies...

For hard-working student, Promise Zone scholarship ‘such a big relief’

Karla Lopez looks forward to graduating soon from Grand Rapids University Preparatory Academy and attending GRCC at no cost...

Online story time, virtual PE keep students connected during shutdown

'They need to see we’re smiling and happy and that we’re OK, and that they’re going to be OK too'...

WMCAT students earn high honors in art competition

Twenty-one GRPS students won 80 awards for photography and ceramics in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition...

Dance power: helping girls ’empower themselves and be themselves’

EmpowHER ½ Hour meets once a week during recess to let young girls feel their strength through the joy of dance...

GRPS board narrows list of superintendent candidates to three

The Grand Rapids Board of Education will meet Feb. 17 to interview three candidates as the next possible GRPS superintendent, after narrowing the field from five Monday night...

School board to interview five superintendent candidates

The Board of Education has chosen five candidates to interview in its search for the next superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools...

Band performs for fifth time at statewide music conference

The Lowell Middle School eighth grade string orchestra and the Byron Center High School Jazz Orchestra also performed...

Students restore greenhouse for healthy food, tranquil space

Students from a new health and wellness class helped transform a long-neglected greenhouse into a place providing healthy food and quiet reflection...

‘A wonderful day’ for Grand Rapids: scholarship promise for students citywide

In addition to the Challenge Scholars scholarships available to Union High School graduates, students throughout Grand Rapids will be eligible for fully funded scholarships to Grand Rapids Community College thanks to the Grand Rapids Promise Zone development plan...

Challenge Scholars near the finish line

Seniors Leslie Torres and Francisco McKnight are among the first class of Union High Challenge Scholars, assured of four-year college scholarships from the Grand Rapids Community Foundation...

Teaching history as history is happening

In Bill Crane’s 26 years of teaching U.S. history at Rockford High School, rarely has the subject been so immediately relevant to his students’ lives...
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