To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in October 2015, explores the concept and practical applications of “whole brain teaching” in a Grandville kindergarten class.
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in December 2013, explores how Thornapple Kellogg Public Schools built 'Big' and 'Little' relationships to spur academic success.
Riley Kelley is a reporter covering Cedar Springs, Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids and Sparta school districts. An award-winning journalist, Riley spent eight years with the Ludington Daily News, reporting, copy editing, paginating and acting as editor for its weekly entertainment section. He also contributed to LDN’s sister publications, Oceana’s Herald-Journal and the White Lake Beacon. His reporting on issues in education and government has earned accolades from the Michigan Press Association and Michigan Associated Press Media Editors.
School News Network reports on the 20 public school districts in Kent County, which enroll more than 90,000 students. Founded in 2013, we are an editorially independent news site funded by Kent ISD, local districts and community sponsors, and powered by an experienced team of reporters, editors and photojournalists. We specialize in covering classroom teaching and learning, analyzing the many issues that enhance or discourage student success, and highlighting the education magic that happens each day in our public schools.