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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 2012. Read Erin's full bio

Science unplugged

Seventh-graders, tasked with devising ways to generate electricity on their own, created windmills, water wheels and generators...

Googling their way into IT

GRCC students are earning Google IT certificates, increasing their career readiness as they enter the industry...

Pride reaches far and wide, thanks to incentive program

High school students recently helped create BC P.R.I.D.E, honoring others for qualities that go beyond grades...

She’s come so far

Farhiya realized her self-created predicament was sad, but she also knew she could get herself out of it...

Sleep from A to ZZZ

It’s hard to focus on school f you haven’t had your z’s, sleep educators from the Farmington Hills-based nonprofit organization Sweet Dreamzzz recently told Townline Elementary students...

‘Holy hot course, Batman!’

Students at Wyoming High School dig into graphic novels as a way to scratch their itch for good stories combined with eye-catching art...

For newcomers to America, a ‘fighting chance’ at a good education

The number of students being helped is down drastically this fall, following the Trump administration’s ban on immigrants from seven countries and sharp reductions in refugees allowed into the country...

Seismic lessons from this rock star teacher

GRCC Geology Professor and volcanologist Tari Mattox brings her first-hand knowledge of eruptions, rocks and much more into class...

County weighs in on attendance campaign

The straight-forward message behind “Strive for Less than 5”, the county-wide campaign to reduce absences: The more school a child misses, the further they fall behind and the more at risk they are of eventually dropping out...

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college

Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond...

STEM fair projects lead to university research spots

Four 2018 East Kentwood High School graduates used projects from last school year to get into an elite University of Michigan research program...

‘The Mary Poppins of the library’

Mom Laura Gearhart works her magic at Countryside Elementary, rapidly shelving books and completing countless tasks...

Women in skilled trades hone skills, explore careers, network with industry experts

Project Accelerate is a seven-week, once-weekly course offered through The Build Initiative, a Pontiac-based program that works to build knowledge for women interested in construction and related fields...

A Grand Gesture

Students elected their beloved custodian as Homecoming grand marshal. In turn, he chose a student who made an effort to get to know him to ride at his side...

Kent ISD administrator named to federal special education post

Kent ISD Director of Special Education Laurie VanderPloeg, who has led special education in the county for the past eight years, is headed to Washington, D.C., to lead special education for the entire nation...

Consistent literacy instruction means improved reading

Newly implemented curriculum aligns K-12 curriculum, stocks all elementary classrooms with books and materials...
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Science unplugged

Seventh-graders, tasked with devising ways to generate electricity on their own, created windmills, water wheels and generators...

Googling their way into IT

GRCC students are earning Google IT certificates, increasing their career readiness as they enter the industry...

Pride reaches far and wide, thanks to incentive program

High school students recently helped create BC P.R.I.D.E, honoring others for qualities that go beyond grades...
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