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Erin Albanese has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers and On-the-Town Magazine. She has been covering the many exciting facets of K-12 public education for School News Network since 2013. Read Erin's full bio or email Erin.

Trio of peers cast in Civic Theatre production of ‘Frozen Jr.’

Byron Center High School students and friends Alexa Wollney, Xavier Turner and Abbie Westers all landed major roles in the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre musical ‘Frozen Jr.’ ...

School, city and college partner on public works class

Students will earn certifications and hands-on experience in the field. Those who complete the program are guaranteed a job interview...

Board to interview assistant superintendent for top post

The Board of Education plans to interview Kevin Macina, the district’s current assistant superintendent, for the superintendent position...

Francis, the amazing mantis

After bringing in a praying mantis from the school yard, fourth graders are learning about the wonders of the natural world and circle of life....

This musician’s swan song is sure to be just his start

After embracing cello instruction, East Kentwood High School senior passes huge music milestones, looks ahead to college...

Army of youth march to ‘fight for the world we will be living in’

Students from across Kent County put their science learning to work by taking part in the worldwide marches calling for action on climate change...

A stroll through the city means a walk through art

The area’s youngest students discovered art in the city during a morning event offered by Project 1, by ArtPrize...

Patisserie perfection

Gilles Renusson, honored with a medal from the French Minister of Agriculture, said teaching at GRCC was his best career decision...

Clued in to student learning

At West Middle School, 78.1 percent of eighth graders were proficient in social studies and 73 percent of seventh graders were proficient in math. Those scores are number one in Kent County and among the top in the state, showing big increases from last year...

Students transform soon-to-be demolished hallway into art

Renovations and construction of a large building addition are under way at the school, with much to be completed by fall 2020...

Growing district seeks input about capacity needs

A three-part series is designed so one meeting feeds into the next. Participants are asked to attend all three...

GRCC, Gun Lake Casino launch Blackjack Dealer Academy

Ready to try your hand at a unique career? GRCC partnering is with Gun Lake Casino this fall to offer a Blackjack Dealer Academy...

Experiences shape your life, says new high-school supervisor

Bilal Muhammad is the new supervisor of 54th Street Academy, the district’s alternative high school...

‘A point of pride for everyone’

The outdoor athletic complex is part of $40 million in renovations planned at Wyoming High School...

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...

Self-reflection = strong connections

Kentwood teachers are taking an established relationship-building model a step further, with a new phase of training that involves self-reflection...
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Trio of peers cast in Civic Theatre production of ‘Frozen Jr.’

Byron Center High School students and friends Alexa Wollney, Xavier Turner and Abbie Westers all landed major roles in the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre musical ‘Frozen Jr.’ ...

School, city and college partner on public works class

Students will earn certifications and hands-on experience in the field. Those who complete the program are guaranteed a job interview...

Board to interview assistant superintendent for top post

The Board of Education plans to interview Kevin Macina, the district’s current assistant superintendent, for the superintendent position...
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