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Erin Albanese
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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.

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...

‘It might spark a desire to want to change something’

The Lunch & Learn series aims to bring in people representing different careers and backgrounds to speak on various topics...

‘The community deserves to read these stories’

Wyoming High School’s Project Lit chapter promotes reading and book talks among staff, students and community members...

They got the moves like coders

Hundreds of district students took part in the national Hour of Code...

Shooting for a greener school

They used design thinking to come up with solutions to make the school more environmentally friendly...

‘He makes us feel like we are home’

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

‘It’s more than just me’

He couch-surfed as a homeless teen. Now Ja-Quari Moore-Bass works with other youth to help create a blueprint for housing that combines shelter with mentorship and a plan for success...

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...

Living in cars, campers, motels and ‘doubled-up,’ homeless students struggle to succeed

Schools -- urban, suburban and rural -- are seeing increased numbers of homeless students and fewer options for housing because of high rents and scarce vacancies...

‘Tour guides of their knowledge’

The museum served as a reading celebration to cap off a month-long study by students, who also wrote and illustrated their own books...

Student groups focused on diversity earn pins, hear messages of empowerment

The groups, open to all students, support populations that are historically underrepresented in college. About 90% are the first in their family enrolled...

Reality 101

In East Kentwood High School’s personal finance class, students quickly learned what grown-up expenses take bites out of income...

Storybooks distributed to Kent County children for Christmas

Early education students are receiving their very own copies of 'The Gruffalo,' an award-winning storybook that has sold more than 13 million copies...

‘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...

‘It’s more than just me’

He couch-surfed as a homeless teen. Now Ja-Quari Moore-Bass works with other youth to help create a blueprint for housing that combines shelter with mentorship and a plan for success...

Middle Schoolers help build, design underwater robot

It will play a significant role in a year-long environmental study of Buck Creek and its levels of pollutants...
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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...

‘It might spark a desire to want to change something’

The Lunch & Learn series aims to bring in people representing different careers and backgrounds to speak on various topics...

‘The community deserves to read these stories’

Wyoming High School’s Project Lit chapter promotes reading and book talks among staff, students and community members...
Sponsorship