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Dianne Carroll Burdick

Dianne Carroll Burdick
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Dianne Carroll Burdick has worked as a photojournalist in the West Michigan area since 1991. A graduate of Western Michigan University, she has photographed for The Grand Rapids Press, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Detroit Free Press, Advance Newspapers, Grand Rapids Magazine, BLUE Magazine and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting and thought provoking stories of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2016.

Students return to classrooms for first time since March

'It’s a little different, and a little strange. ... but it seems like it’s going to be fine'...

Food ‘angels’ support hungry kids through pandemic

They work all across Kent County, guardian angels with peanut butter on their hands and crumbs on their shirtsleeves...

‘I’m a 2020 grad, and wouldn’t want it any other way’

Across Kent County schools had to scramble to revamp graduation activities in a time of COVID-19...

Just poppin’ in

Betsy Heyboer loves seeing her students during their virtual meetups, but it just isn’t the same. Or enough...

Taking care of plants, chickens and bees while students are away

While students are at home, teachers take care of the greenhouse and chicken coop at the Kent Career Technical Center Sustainable Agriscience program...

The Best of Jazz

Trumpeter Marcus Printup brought the jazzy notes of Duke Ellington to Byron Center High School recently, where he spent a full school day with the jazz band rehearsing classics...

New academy preps students for hospitality, tourism careers

A new academy at Ottawa Hills High School aims to prepare students for good careers in hospitality and tourism...

An African experience comes together in song, dance and word

The Grand Rapids Public Schools Department of Equity and Inclusion partnered with Motherland Cultural Connections to bring the Banin Experience to GRPS staff...

District seeks to restore full operating millage

District voters are being asked to consider a Headlee Override millage proposal to bring the district’s operating millage back up to its state-authorized 18 mills...

Exonerated Central Park Five member calls for ‘true justice, true liberty’

Exonerated Central Park Five member Yusef Abdus Salaam presented the keynote speech, 'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,' for the 34th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration...

A and B student strives for success, from a motel room

A homeless Kent County teen talks about stressors, family, schoolwork and life in a motel...

‘He makes us feel like we are home’

Dan Takens, who retired Dec. 31, was one of School News Network’s first advisory superintendents...

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...

‘He makes us feel like we are home’

Dan Takens, who is retiring Dec. 31, was one of School News Network’s first advisory superintendents...

GRCC culinary students create magical land of sweets

Now on display at DeVos Performance Hall, the larger-than-life candy land was created by students in the Pastry Centerpieces and Wedding Cakes in the Secchia Institute for Contemporary Arts...
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