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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

From the ballpark to the open road, summer gigs keep this English teacher busy

When do you see a public school teacher driving a Porsche? When it’s somebody else’s Porsche...

EGR selects new superintendent

The district’s Board of Education voted unanimously on June 21 to offer the superintendent’s position to Heidi Kattula. She would replace Sara Magaña Shubel, who will retire at the end of July...

Camping for credits? It’s a thing

The year-long pilot class offered to freshmen at Eastern High combines honors biology or biology with health and physical education requirements into a two-hour block...

With EGR’s Shubel, ‘We never coasted’

Superintendent Sara Magaña Shubel will retire at the end of June, after 12 years at the district’s helm...

Don’t lose that beetle! Fourth-graders prep for annual science fair

Some 60 fourth-graders in Cheryl Radecki’s science classes will share their projects with parents and others on June 7 at the school’s annual science fair...

It’s all happening at the zoo

Nearly 200 Central Woodlands ⅚ students worked in teams to research and develop plans for what they saw as an ideal renovated otter exhibit at John Ball Zoo...

A ‘drive to do good in the world’

Born in Paris, Léa Schmitt and her family moved to Grand Rapids from France in time for the last few weeks of her sixth-grade year at Breton Downs. She barely spoke English...

Students express selves through words, drawings, and their own hands

Susan Langford’s studio art students made old-fashioned casts of their hands. They posed them to convey one or more concepts, then added their own drawing and words. The results were profound...

Take a bow, grasshoppers

Recorder karate is about many things, but first and foremost it is about training...

Students help refugee peers adjust to life, schools in the U.S.

Students from a handful of area high schools are making an impact at two West Michigan organizations tasked with helping refugee students and their families succeed...

Comstock Park Board begins superintendent search

The search is on for a new superintendent after Ethan Ebenstein announced he is leaving the post at the end of June to become the superintendent at Ionia County ISD...

Toughing it out through troubled times, she sets her sights on college

Before coming to the district, Ivy and her two brothers -- one older, one younger -- had lived in 16 different homes and been in and out of a half-dozen schools as a result...

She chose music over medicine, and her students are glad she did

Wendy Tenney Tenney is one of 10 Michigan educators who were named as 2018-19 Regional Teachers of the Year...

Injury, illness can’t hold back this future teacher

Her junior year, another ACL suffered a tear, and that too meant a visit to a surgeon. It was while recovering from that injury that Emily was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma...

Should NASA explore black holes or Jupiter moon? Intergalactic jury must decide

Fourth-graders at Wealthy Elementary spent four weeks working in small groups to research and propose NASA’s next big Apollo-like project -- then decided which one to go with...

Coming from struggle, Somali student wants to ‘change someone’s life’

A Forest Hills Northern High School graduate born in war-torn Somalia plans to leverage the opportunities he has been given in this country to help children and families adjust to the U.S. and its culture...
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From the ballpark to the open road, summer gigs keep this English teacher busy

When do you see a public school teacher driving a Porsche? When it’s somebody else’s Porsche...

EGR selects new superintendent

The district’s Board of Education voted unanimously on June 21 to offer the superintendent’s position to Heidi Kattula. She would replace Sara Magaña Shubel, who will retire at the end of July...

Camping for credits? It’s a thing

The year-long pilot class offered to freshmen at Eastern High combines honors biology or biology with health and physical education requirements into a two-hour block...
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