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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

Whitmer touts ‘a path for everyone to prosperity’ in GRCC visit

Newly elected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer promoted her higher education proposals in Grand Rapids following her State of the State address...

Teachers do the snow-day shuffle, trying to make up for lost instruction time

The mid-winter blitz of snow days has teachers trying to make up for lost instruction time, and reshuffling their lesson plans for the weeks to come...

Upping the equity quotient in math

Leading Educators involves about 50 educators in Godwin Heights, Wyoming, Godfrey-Lee, Kentwood and Grand Rapids Public Schools who have signed on for a two-year commitment...

Behind-the-scenes crew leader honored for character, graciousness

The biannual Alpha Wolf 11 program honors operations director who keeps things running...

Students pitch design ideas for school renovation

STEM students wore their design hats to envision and renovate the Nickels Intermediate School entrance and parking lot area...

Schools and agencies improvise to feed snowbound students during polar vortex

A collection of school and social improvised to keep kids and families fed last week when the Polar Vortex resulted in five days of school closings. Kids who were used to getting their meals at school were in danger of going hungry, according to local school administrators...

MSU finance study finds education funding going backwards, with Michigan dead last among the...

A study on Michigan school finance, detailing how state lags in revenue growth and student performance, calls for a more equitable funding system...

Harvard-based Boston Basics localized to impact Kent County children

Educators are using research-based Success Basics, through home visits, parent resources and a website, to impact brain development of Kent County’s youngest children...

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school

Seventh-graders in four Wyoming school districts will receive tutoring, mentoring and career exploration opportunities via Grand Rapids Community College...
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A powerful message for adolescent girls: ‘Love yourself every day’

Girls from Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming Public Schools spent a day focused on self-esteem, health and wellness and just being themselves...

‘What’s worth fighting for?’ Middle-schoolers reflect on Civil Rights movement

In the most diverse district in the state, students considered the power of their own voices in learning about Civil Rights and honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...

How best to get the jump on college? Students give the lowdown

These days, students have multiple ways to get credit for college courses – and save college tuition – while still in high school. We asked a few from East Kentwood and Rockford high schools which options they chose, and why...

AP or early college? What’s a student to do?

For college-bound students hoping to earn credits early and save on tuition, choosing the right kinds of courses for their particular programs can make a big difference...

Educators learn to ‘stop the bleed’ in emergency situations

Preventing death requires quick action, trauma experts said during training. About 100 district educators recently went through special training. It is available free to schools...

Call for film fest entries

With its origins in Byron Center, the festival attracts hundreds of video submissions each year. Deadline this year is Feb. 8. Previously for high school students, a classroom category has been added for K-8...

State’s new letter-grade system for schools gets mixed reviews

New legislation means Michigan schools will receive grades in several categories, but no overall grade...
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Whitmer touts ‘a path for everyone to prosperity’ in GRCC visit

Newly elected Gov. Gretchen Whitmer promoted her higher education proposals in Grand Rapids following her State of the State address...

Teachers do the snow-day shuffle, trying to make up for lost instruction time

The mid-winter blitz of snow days has teachers trying to make up for lost instruction time, and reshuffling their lesson plans for the weeks to come...

Upping the equity quotient in math

Leading Educators involves about 50 educators in Godwin Heights, Wyoming, Godfrey-Lee, Kentwood and Grand Rapids Public Schools who have signed on for a two-year commitment...
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