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Career and education planning, a for-credit course

About 20 local ninth- through 12th-graders are exploring careers this summer and earning three free college credits along the way...

MDE seeks parents for focus group June 21

The Michigan Department of Education is seeking 12 parents for a June 21 focus group about the Parent Dashboard. No experience with the dashboard is needed, and participants will be given $40 as a thank you for their time...
Students from Hudsonville Public Schools won the first Youth Collaboration Award in 2016 (photo courtesy of ArtPrize)

June 7 deadline for new Educator Award plus Youth Collaboration competition at ArtPrize

Area schools can register (for free) to participate in the Youth Collaboration part of ArtPrize. With the sponsorship of Western Michigan University, student teams will be eligible to win one of two cash prizes of $2,500, selected by public vote and experts. Registration is open through June 7...

Students, business sponsors, honor veterans with series of ceremonies and activities

The event honored veterans across West Michigan and helped students see them and their service as more than a sound bite...

Michigan Teacher of the Year tells DeVos his concerns about school choice

East Kentwood’s Luke Wilcox and other State Teachers of the Year had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and shared their concerns about her policies on vouchers and charters...

Through music and movement, students with disabilities learn life skills

At Lincoln School, students with autism, multiple impairments and cognitive disorders learn through movement, music and story thanks to a partnership with Grand Rapids Ballet...

Let’s review center-based special education programs, say superintendents

A study will bring in an outside consultant to evaluate whether GRPS center-based programs are providing best practices compared with other districts in Michigan and beyond...

Looking for career ideas? You’ve come to the right place

Students from several West Michigan school districts attended the event, where representatives from area health, construction, manufacturing and information technology businesses featured career choices...

Michigan’s NAEP Scores: What do they mean? Probably not what you think

32 Percent of Michigan’s 4th Graders Score at 7th Grade Level on the NAEP. Did you miss that headline last week?  I did too. That’s because it wasn’t reported.  Instead, Michigan’s schools and students were slammed by pundits because just 32...

Statewide reading decline: how some high-poverty schools buck the trend

Principals in Wyoming and Grand Rapids identified how to use data to improve instruction, build teacher leaders and zero in on reading instruction practices

Local students invite congressional candidates to March for Our Lives town hall

Having made known their demands for safer schools and stronger gun laws in the March for Our Lives, more than a dozen local students are hosting a town hall meeting with U.S. congressional candidates to address solutions to gun...

East GR’s Jack Lado takes the title at Spelling Bee with “bollo”

For nearly 15 minutes, totaling 18 rounds, Jack Lado and Aashray Mandala matched each other, word for word, until Aashray slipped and Jack won the 41st annual Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee

A student’s perspective on March for Our Lives: ‘I helped make that happen’

Northview High School junior Morgan King shares her perspective on the March for Our Lives and the student movement to make schools safer

Trip to March for Our Lives in D.C. motivates students to ‘make the change’...

City High School’s Caleb Hekman was one of a group of 42 local students who went to the national March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C.

Students march for their lives: ‘If others aren’t going to do it, I think...

Six teenage organizers from Forest Hills and Grand Rapids led a crowd of thousands in the March for Our Lives at Rosa Parks Circle
The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee is Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Champion spellers compete Tuesday at The Bee

Winners from school spelling bees across West Michigan will gather Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 pm in the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum for The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee. The winner of this, the 41st Bee, will go...
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