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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.

Nothing fishy here: students help gauge stream temperatures for trout

Students from several districts are working with Trout Unlimited to assist with Rogue River temperature readings and monitoring stream health...

Taking Open House to families over Zoom

How do you replace an annual spring event that draws thousands? That was the challenge creatively answered by staff and students at the high school programs of Kent ISD...

What’s the link between iced macaroons and a PC cooled with water? The students exploring hundreds of careers at Kent Career Tech Center

From custom decals, to pneumatics and desserts, Kent Career Tech Center students were hard at work when School News Network stopped by last week to catch them in action...

‘Every vote counts’

SNN photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick captured the enthusiasm and thoughts of voters at three polling places...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What’s not to love? Bubbles, water, music, art and the Gardens

Hundreds of children and their families enjoyed a summer evening at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in May. This Laugh and Learn event takes place annually for families participating in Kent ISD’s Early Childhood programs...

For the love of STEM

GRCC faculty and students led middle schoolers during 'Fall In Love with STEM,' an event featuring exploration stations on a recent Saturday...

Students from two schools tell stories, paint pumpkins and more at Harvest Festival

Shortly before Halloween, Aberdeen Elementary School hosted a Harvest festival for students from Lincoln Developmental Center. Students from both schools met each other and introduced themselves with their autobiographies...

All eyes on art: students make short films out of ArtPrize experience

Mosaic Film Experience’s Mosaic Mobile teamed with ArtPrizeto give West Michigan students with a platform to tell their unique stories...

New shoes for a new school year — for free

In the Image’s annual “Shoes Help Our Elementary Students” program put shoes on the feet of 1,700 students from more than 39 elementary schools...

Park Party Photo Gallery

SNN was at Lamar Park on June 21 along with an estimated 8,400 kids and their parents for the kickoff of partner Maranda’s annual Park Party series. More Maranda Park Parties are still to come this summer, including a popular one in Kentwood this Thursday from noon-2!

Students explore, learn, create at summer camps

A pair of four-day “camps” at Kent Career Tech Center are giving students the chance to explore what it’s like to work in culinary arts, automotive repair, engineering, construction and more...
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