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Nose for News? Journalism Camp Lets Students Find Out

A group of high school students from across Kent County transformed a classroom into a newsroom for a week this summer. Over four days in...

Thank You for Reading

Politics. Policy. Finance. Standards-based accountability. NCLB. ESSA.Too often, this blog is about stuff -- the external influences on schools, teachers and ultimately, students --...

MiCareerQuest II Draws 9,000 Students to Explore In-Demand Jobs

Jaheem Aubrey punched the screen of a tablet computer and cheered as his manipulations made a plastic ball advance along an obstacle course on...

Great Things to Do!

Looking for things for a family to do? If you have young children, be sure to check out Play, Learn, Explore on Saturday.Don’t miss...

Celebrating a Decade of Literacy Coaching

It was an hour before her next class -- three classes, three lesson plans at once, actually -- and Kent City art teacher Amy...

A New Kind of First Aid – for Student Mental Health

If a child has green snot coming from his nose, he might be taken to a doctor, right? asked Karyll Russell, Sparta Middle School...

Armed Forces Luncheon to Connect Students, Veterans

A new event honoring America’smilitary will help West Michigan students appreciate what soldiers past and present have done for their country, says Katie Pennington,...

The Weight of the Test

Taking the PSAT left Kent Innovation High School sophomore Anna DeBraber feeling stressed, frustrated and as if the years of work in class and...

Recent Tragedies Heighten Schools’ Concerns About Mental Health

The theater was quiet except for the rustling of popcorn bags. When the movie ended, the silence was louder.That silence was what the movie...

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,...

Summer Learning Can Mean Big Fun

Educators across Kent County are making efforts to curb summer-learning loss, the tendency for students to lose ground on what they've learned during the...

Wanted: Substitute Teachers. Lots of Them

On the next-to-last day of school, all of North Godwin Elementary School’s teachers were present except for one, the physical-education teacher. Ella Moran, a...

Dyslexia Causes Struggles for Students, but They Can Still Excel

What do Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Thomas Edison and approximately 20 percent of students have in common? They have been forced to approach learning...

When Words Don’t Make Sense, Magic Pens Can Help

Jenny Green feels she can do well in her English classes – as long as she gets a little help with the reading part. “When...

Not Your Older Sister’s Career Fair

MiCareerQuest 2015 Draws 6,000 Teens to DeVos Place

Competing Plans to Fix Roads Produced Proposal 1, Lawmakers Say

State Rep. Robert VerHeulen, R-Walker, isn't saying how he will vote on the May 5 ballot proposal that would provide funding for roads, schools...
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