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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.

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...

GRCC nursing programs hit anniversary milestones

The programs are celebrating 100 percent student pass rates...

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...

Students supplement learning with ballet, clay creatures & Billie Holiday

A grant-funded partnership between Brookside Elementary and the Salvation Army Kroc Center sees third, fourth and fifth grade students make a trek twice a week through their backyard for classes in ballet, clay and jazz...

Order’s up!

In a busy Grand Rapids Community College Secchia Institute for Culinary Arts kitchen, two-person teams of students from GRCC, Mexico, Canada and Scotland competed to create the best dishes during Nation’s Cup...

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...

Curious kids and adults explore robots, recycling and gadgets galore

Children and adults got a chance to make interesting 'stuff' as the Grand Rapids Maker Faire took over the Grand Rapids Public Museum at the end of August...

College makes extra effort to get students enrolled

In an effort to get all prospective students enrolled and ready for class this semester, community college staff used a two-fold approach: outreach and a one-stop event for students to get connected to all sorts of services...

Welcome to kindergarten!

The district’s four elementary schools hosted a two-hour Kindergarten Smart Start the Friday before school started to help little ones feel comfortable with their new surroundings...

Dean Transportation: It’s all about the kids

Dean Transportation, which carries some 80,000 students to and from school in Michigan, operates on a philosophy of caring for each one of them under the leadership of Kellie Dean, a former special-education teacher...
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