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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.

While embracing her roots, student leader steps forward

The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Quyen Tran was instrumental in elevating the work of the Asian Student Union at East Kentwood High School. She is now headed to Harvard with a sense of purpose and humanitarian goals...

Father recovering from COVID-19 thanks ‘Team Gladiola’ on Zoom

Principal Cheryl Corpus began Parent Zoom sessions the second week of the district’s Continuity of Learning Plan, and often more than a dozen parents logged on to ask questions and connect with staff and each other...

What will school look like in the fall? Community leaders prepare for various scenarios

Much is still to be determined about reopening for the 2020-2021 school year, and superintendents are preparing for various scenarios. Families are asked to complete a survey to provide input and share their opinions...

GRCC honored as a promising place to work

GRCC is among 16 schools in the nation recognized as one of 2020 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges...

School officials join legislators calling for federal help with pandemic-induced state budget shortfalls

As many counties across the state see the coronavirus curve plateau or recede, fears about illness are fast becoming eclipsed by fears about budgets, and how schools will manage...

A father’s love, a son’s devotion, a school success

Arec Winright used his memory of his father as motivation to do well in school and work hard toward graduation...

Superintendents face massive budget cuts that would dwarf those in Great Recession

Superintendents are calling for more revenue from the state and federal government as they address budget shortfalls expected to be far worse than experienced in the recession over a decade ago...
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Film students document pandemic

Byron Center High School juniors Morgan Westrate and Alayna Arms captured their emotions and what’s going on in the world around them through videos created in response to the coronavirus pandemic...

District honored for Capturing Kids Hearts

The district has used the model for 14 years to build relationships, improve climate and culture and boost attendance and academics...

Teachers tap into one another’s knowledge for remote teaching

Educational technologist Brooke Storms created this list of remote learning resources, complete with free tutorials and getting-started guides...

Wyoming English teacher named Regional Teacher of the Year

Shantel VanderGalien is now in the running for the 2020-2021 Michigan Teacher of the Year...

Counselors reach out to anxious students, stressed parents

From anxious students to stressed parents, school mental-health workers are addressing the social and emotional problems exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown...

Creating art anywhere

A new reality of art lessons during the pandemic is the resource savviness required to make it work, technologically and material-wise...

GRCC offering free workforce training courses

GRCC offers free courses to help people re-enter the workforce...

Guiding students to becoming informed citizens

This AP Government teacher helps students learn to become critical thinkers, and students say his passion is contagious...

Helping students struggling with isolation-induced anxiety and other mental health issues

Now that they can’t meet with students behind a closed door in their office, school mental health workers are finding other ways to help...
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While embracing her roots, student leader steps forward

The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Quyen Tran was instrumental in elevating the work of the Asian Student Union at East Kentwood High School. She is now headed to Harvard with a sense of purpose and humanitarian goals...

Father recovering from COVID-19 thanks ‘Team Gladiola’ on Zoom

Principal Cheryl Corpus began Parent Zoom sessions the second week of the district’s Continuity of Learning Plan, and often more than a dozen parents logged on to ask questions and connect with staff and each other...

What will school look like in the fall? Community leaders prepare for various scenarios

Much is still to be determined about reopening for the 2020-2021 school year, and superintendents are preparing for various scenarios. Families are asked to complete a survey to provide input and share their opinions...
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