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Morgan Jarema

Morgan Jarema
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Morgan Jarema is a Grand Rapids native and a product of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including Brookside and West Leonard elementaries, City Middle/High School and Ottawa Hills. She found her tribe in journalism in 1997 and has never wanted to do anything but write. For 15 years she was a freelance journalist for The Grand Rapids Press, covering local schools and government, religion, business, home & garden and lifestyles. She and her husband, John, think even those without kiddos should be invested in their local schools and made to feel a part of them. Read Morgan's full bio or email Morgan.

Trail cleanup, chicken hatching & the importance of keeping routines

Counselor RJ Boudro connects with students via social media while relishing time at home with his wife and children...

‘One person can change so much for so many’

'I think people need to recognize there’s something greater than themselves at stake'...

For seniors, a memorable finale cut short

Area high school seniors talk about their worries, and offer valuable perspective to their peers and others on the statewide school closure...

Districts face hard choices in timing of ballot requests

District leaders have had to weigh whether to go ahead as scheduled, or postpone them because of the coronavirus health crisis...
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‘Coronacation’ for the win

Students and staff are trying to make the most of the extended school closure via posts and videos of hilarity, hope and solidarity...

Life lessons

One teacher is sharing his thoughts online, in real time...

Navigating the new, for-now normal

The Cornells of East Grand Rapids on coping, disappointment, and resilience...

Teaching art ‘is what I’m meant to do’

She says ‘life is much better with creativity’...
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Looping through layers of sound with a cool new pedal

A looper pedal and related equipment for the high school orchestras were purchased through a grant from the Lowell Education Foundation...

Bonus mini-grant funding means twice the boost for classrooms

The number and quality of Lowell Education Foundation grant requests typically mean just one round of giving...

History: these fifth graders are really digging it

For the second year, teacher Linda Sawade recreated a site at the earliest known Colonial settlement...

My culture, told through pictures

Program participants are invited to send 'visual letters' to children their own ages in China...

Learning to get MAD about winter survival

The visit made by all district third graders is aligned with the science curriculum...
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Students become sign-language teachers to senior learners

Their teacher says having students be the ones people ask for help aids in confidence, self image and job opportunities...

Eighth grade bridges falling down

It’s a STEM project that’s designed to fail, the teacher explained...
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Trail cleanup, chicken hatching & the importance of keeping routines

Counselor RJ Boudro connects with students via social media while relishing time at home with his wife and children...

‘One person can change so much for so many’

'I think people need to recognize there’s something greater than themselves at stake'...

For seniors, a memorable finale cut short

Area high school seniors talk about their worries, and offer valuable perspective to their peers and others on the statewide school closure...
Sponsorship