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CSI Middle-Schoolers, as Reported by High School Newsies

This week’s edition is dedicated to the work of high school students from public schools across West Michigan, who attended SNN’s inaugural journalism camp in July, thanks to a grant from Gannett Foundation. Middle-schoolers Learn Real-Life Roles of Police at...

Enhancement Millage Message: Be Sure to Vote Today

If Superintendent Ron Caniff could deliver two messages to every registered voter in Kent ISD, they would be these: 1. please vote today; 2. understand what you are voting for. Much is riding on today’s ballot proposal requesting an enhancement...
Jeffrey Larsen, Lowell High School AP literature teacher, would rather be armed with school supplies

Local educators on school shootings: ‘Arming teachers is not the answer’

Kent County teachers and principals agree more must be done to stop mass school shootings, but say arming teachers is not the answer. More resources for mental health counselors and stricter firearms requirements are needed to keep students safe, they say

Students bite into healthy eating, learn wellness tips

The Kent County Health Department’s new campaign, along with the YMCA, encourages students to eat those fruits and veggies, at home and in the school cafeteria...

Beyond Reading and Writing: School Nurses Serve Main Point of Contact for Many Low-Income...

Editor's Note: The Burden of Poverty: A Backpack of Heartache is a continuing series examining the problems poverty creates for students and their families, plus the schools and strategies that are helping disadvantaged students succeed A student stays home sick because of problems with...

Science Boring? Not Around Here!

Editor's note: STEMosphere, an interactive expo featuring hands-on and "brains-on" science activities, brought students and adults alike to Grand Rapids Public Museum on Nov. 12. Put on by Share Fair Michigan, it was held in conjunction with a daylong...

Summer Means Stage Time for Young Actors

Evie VanderArk says she fell in love with being on stage "when I played the role of Tiger Lily at my elementary school," Breton Downs, in fourth grade. The soon-to-be seventh-grader at East Grand Rapids Middle School is deepening her...

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...

Your opinions count!

As we launch our annual readers survey next week, we wanted to tell you how much we appreciate the time you give to reading and sharing School News Network. What you think about SNN and your improvement ideas are vitally important. Please look for the Special Edition of our Weekly Headlines in your inbox Monday. This email will contain the survey link. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to respond...

Surprise! Good Vision and Learning are Linked

Marley Beauchamp slips on a pair of 3-D glasses, but it's not because she plans to munch popcorn while watching a popular animated film. Instead, Kent County Health Department vision and hearing technician Denise Knight holds in front of the...

On Groundhog Day, Students See Possible Careers

Elijah Becker, a freshman at East Grand Rapids High School, already has a plan for his future: working in video editing or visual effects design. Spending part of a day job-shadowing at ManoByte, a Grand Rapids marketing agency, gave...

Military Families Get in for Free This Weekend

Free visits for active-duty and veteran military families will be offered by the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum during their upcoming Military Weekend. SpartanNash has partnered with the museum for this event in honor of Veterans Day. A military or veteran’s...

Understanding what the fuss is all about: A primer on the M-STEP

The new school year coincides with the release of the last school year’s state assessment data (2017-18) — the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP)...

Young Chefs Camp, Through the Eyes of High School Journalists

This week’s edition is dedicated to the work of high school students from public schools across West Michigan, who attended SNN’s inaugural journalism camp in July, thanks to a grant from Gannett Foundation. Omelettes and Pizzas and Onions, Oh My! by...

Millage Approval a ‘Huge Feat’ for 20 School Districts, Leaders Say

Christie Ramsey was very happy for her three children in Rockford Public Schools, following Tuesday’s approval of an enhancement millage providing $19.9 million for local schools. But she was just as happy for all 94,000 students in Kent ISD,...

Teachers help teachers take it to the next level at Van Andel Education Institute

Mastermind is a group of West Michigan teachers, principals, social workers and other educators who have met monthly at Van Andel Education Institute this school year, working together to overcome challenges common to many of them
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