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Forest Hills Eastern student takes top honors in Ford essay contest

Isabel Gil took first place in the 2020 President Gerald R. Ford Student Writing Challenge, while Nina Lu and Ethan Magley earned honorable mentions...

Be safe around fireworks this summer

E.S.C.A.P.E. Fire Safety urges Michiganders to use common sense, be aware of your surroundings and follow safety rules this Fourth of July during holiday celebrations where you live!

Students speak out on protests, call for ‘a better America tomorrow’

For area students, the ongoing protests over police brutality could be a teachable moment, a call to action or both...

Sun, fun & learning

Summertime learning offered through Kent ISD, area partners, local districts...

Engage students in a project from the Van Andel Institute

Community and cultural organizations are providing many ways to enhance student learning...
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Create your own exhibit or journal outdoors with help from Zoo, Museum

Cultural organizations are providing many ways to enhance student learning...

Area organizations offer educational projects, learning activities to teachers, students

Cultural organizations are providing many ways to enhance student learning...

A clean sweep: seven districts pass funding proposals

All seven school districts in Kent ISD that made funding requests to voters had them approved, despite the economic and health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic...
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Why I sub…

Mya Fullmer is one of the video contest winners in the EduStaff competition, with a very funny entry that anyone who’s ever been in a classroom can enjoy...

Districts come to voters with funding proposals May 5

Seven school districts in Kent ISD have funding requests on next week’s Tuesday, May 5 election ballot, ranging from major bond issues and sinking funds to non-homestead operating millage renewals...

Connecting those in need with those who want to help

A pair of brothers with tech savvy and big hearts have created a website to help during the COVID-19 crisis...

‘They crave the regularity of our time together’

‘What are we doing for the children?’ Katie Sluiter says she is being asked. And she answers ‘Honestly? I am trying not to stress them out’...

I regret taking normal for granted

A Forest Hills Central High journalism student shares her thoughts. We invite students and staff in our coverage area to submit theirs to SNN@Kentisd.org...

Food Plans for Kent ISD School Districts

The 20 school districts of Kent ISD are making free meals available to students and families during the mandatory statewide school closure...

Learning Despite a Crisis

School News Network will continue reporting on how districts, teachers and families are helping students learn outside the school walls, as well as sharing stories on classrooms and student activities that were in process before the statewide school closure. We want to serve our schools and you, our readers, during such a difficult time, so please send us your ideas for stories and questions you have. Thank you, and live safely!

Students reflect on benefits of yoga, family game time

Students in Shelby Denhof’s English 11A class at Rockford High recently wrote op-ed essays, as part of a unit on persuasion and argumentative writing. School News Network received a number of essays and selected two of them to publish, by Kaylie Leasher and Rachel Broekstra...
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