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James Harger

James Harger
James Harger left School News Network in January of 2020. James previously reported on West Michigan's economy, courts and politics for The Grand Rapids Press and Mlive.com for more than 37 years. He also is employed as Servanthood Leader at Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Grand Rapids. A graduate of Central Michigan University, he also has worked for publications in Holland, Mount Pleasant and Lansing. He is married to Lisa and has one daughter, who lives in Ann Arbor.

Transferring special education centers to Kent ISD makes sense, consultant says

National special education consultant weighs in on GRPS board decision on center-based programs...

Hey, budding writers: get published & win cash

Short stories can be submitted at www.writemichigan.org through Friday, Nov. 30.

Kent ISD creates new position to promote diversity, combat racism

New Kent ISD director aims to make sure “all of the kids in the village are taken care of”...

Former homecoming king knows grades matter… and a little AC/DC helps

Former high school jock and homecoming king Ryan Graham is now the team captain at the Tech Center...

Once he knew the why, ‘Everything fell into place’

Jeff Bush, the new principal at Kent Innovation High School, was not a star student when he was in high school...

Grand Rapids Public Museum sponsor to help rural schools come visit

Educators from rural schools who would like to bring students to visit the museum this fall may be able to get transportation reimbursement according to an Aug. 21 announcement by the museum and Crystal Flash...