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Erin Albanese

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.

Stepping up to donate in a time of need

Tech Center, GRCC are among schools making large donations of equipment to help local health care professionals fight COVID-19...

Reaching students, helping families

Many students with disabilities need full-time care and receive speech, physical and occupation therapy through school. That typically requires physical interaction...

‘No prerequisites for being taught to read and write’

The Literacy Center at Discovery Elementary serves students with focused instruction and the belief that all students can benefit from being taught to read and write...

For seniors, a memorable finale cut short

Area high school seniors talk about their worries, and offer valuable perspective to their peers and others on the statewide school closure...

Reaching out, connecting in time of crisis

Stacey and Julian Goodson, both coaches and youth advocates, adjust to a new kind of life at home with their children...
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Online story time, virtual PE keep students connected during shutdown

'They need to see we’re smiling and happy and that we’re OK, and that they’re going to be OK too'...

Rallying to feed families

While alarming news regarding the novel coronavirus continues to unfold nationwide, Kent County teachers, administrators, food service workers and community volunteers are coming together to make sure students and families continue to have plenty of food while their schools are closed...

Uncertainty abounds during ‘unprecedented situation’ after governor orders school closure

The measure to close schools statewide was taken after it was confirmed that cases of the novel coronavirus had increased from two to 10 in the state...

GRCC offering food pick up

Grand Rapids Community College students challenged with food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis can pick up bags of food through drive-by pickups during the next three weeks...

Fancy F’s and elegant L’s

This teacher gives her students extra credit for completing vocabulary assignments in cursive...

Voters approve Headlee Override proposal

The approval of the Headlee Override will recapture a loss in revenue for the district’s operating funds...

Discovering passions, paths and purpose

The annual event welcomed 830 eighth graders from 24 Kent ISD schools to learn about opportunities beyond high school...

A formula for teaching algebra

Forget cramming study guide notes before a test...

Students to cruise toward success this summer

The program’s focus is connecting students with resources and awareness of college and careers...

Third graders have the solution to organizing toys in messy bedrooms

Students at Discovery and Explorer elementary schools are creating prototypes for toy storage containers by using the design thinking process...
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Stepping up to donate in a time of need

Tech Center, GRCC are among schools making large donations of equipment to help local health care professionals fight COVID-19...

Reaching students, helping families

Many students with disabilities need full-time care and receive speech, physical and occupation therapy through school. That typically requires physical interaction...
Sponsorship