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Linda Odette

Linda Odette
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Linda Odette is a freelance writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in journalism. She’s worked primarily as an editor in feature departments at newspapers in West Michigan, including the Grand Rapids Press, the Muskegon Chronicle and the Holland Sentinel. She lives in East Grand Rapids near the Eastown edge, has a teenage son and a daughter in college. Read Linda's full bio or email Linda.

Military Families Get in for Free This Weekend

Free visits for active-duty and veteran military families will be offered by the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum during their upcoming Military Weekend. SpartanNash has partnered...

Grand Rapids Library Vote on Tuesday Ballot

Like reading? Like libraries? Like the programs and activities libraries offer? The Grand Rapids Public Library would like you to know about a millage...

GR Museum Hosts Sensory Events Nov. 8

The lights will be dimmed and the sound will be lowered when the Grand Rapids Children's Museum hosts its bi-annual "Connor's Friends: A Night...

Making Way for the Butterflies

The nasty invasive species and weeds that took over the Collins Elementary garden space have disappeared, making way for a new garden next spring. Marnie...

Seussical Features EKHS ‘Cat’ AND Low Sensory Performance

"It is fun to have fun, But you have to know how." - The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss knew how...

Helping Hispanic Students Get to and Through College

Getting Hispanic students to pursue a college education is the main goal of the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (UHSLI), an organization that brought...

‘You’ll Never Be the Same’

Being named the Michigan Teacher of the Year doesn't come with a manual for how to navigate the year ahead, so you have to...

Educators Love Student-Built Home with ‘Learning at the Core’

When two educators searching for a new home found one they thought was perfect, it turned out to be more than perfect: It was...

A Heaping Harvest of Fun

Editor's note: This is a personal commentary by Linda Odette, a School News Network reporter who covers Thornapple Kellogg Schools "Hey, how did a tomato...

Students Make it All in Makerspace Room

The words a mother painted in big letters on the Lee Elementary makerspace room's wall told the story of the room best. "Passion. Discover....

Today’s Graduates Meet Tomorrow’s Rock Stars

Graduates parading down the halls of elementary and middle schools in their district has become a tradition at some schools, and Thornapple Kellogg High...

A Letter to Leo Wins Library of Congress Award

Katie Marentette wrote a letter to Leo Tolstoy last fall and kind of forgot about it -- until she found out it won the...

Group Collaboration Produces Surprising Sources

When innovation, collaboration, reading, language and writing all can be taught in a single project, it's a win-win for both teachers and students. That's...

Maravilloso!

Lots of learning, fun and great Latin food filled Ada Vista Elementary at the inaugural Fiesta Latina, organized by the Spanish immersion school's Cultural...

‘Weeees’ Sure Are Fun, but Business is Hard

A woodshop project can be much more than making something out of wood. A recent enterprise by three students taught them a business lesson...

Careers Found Here

I'm supposed to wear what to an interview? I'm supposed to talk how? A resume and a business card to give out? Seriously? Those thoughts...
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