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‘Every vote counts’

SNN photographer Dianne Carroll Burdick captured the enthusiasm and thoughts of voters at three polling places...

Hands-on history: museum becomes classroom for curious students

It’s one thing to study about history in a virtual classroom; it’s another to be immersed in it inside a museum. Students from every area district now have the opportunity to experience hands-on lessons in after-school programs for third- through eighth-graders at the Grand Rapids Public Museum...

Major factor in school closings: evidence of virus spread

While the Kent County Health Department is working hard with superintendents to keep schools open, sometimes closing is the best way to mitigate spread...

Area superintendents warn of need for vigilance in combating virus

The superintendents’ letter warns if cases continue to trend upwards, further restrictions in school settings could be necessary...

Home schooling inquiries grow as parents ponder how to meet children’s needs

The pandemic has caused parents to seek options for schooling and socialization. For some, home schooling becomes an option, while others create new ways to help their children...

Districts hit with enrollment losses amid pandemic

While a few Kent County districts gained students on the annual fall count day, most saw enrollment drops ranging from a few dozen to 100- and 200-plus students...

Fall student count day shows steep declines for several districts

Preliminary, unofficial enrollment counts taken on Wednesday, Oct. 7 by public school districts in Kent County showed most experienced declines...

Charts indicate when students should go to school, stay home

The Kent County Health Department has created flow charts for students and staff to reference if they have symptoms that are concerning for COVID-19...

Here come the students; schools try to be ‘prepared for everything’

Area school districts have to be able to switch instruction plans if the pandemic fires up again, and be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in one of their schools...

How Students are Returning to School

Here’s your guide to how the 20 public school districts of Kent County are reopening this fall...

Ready or not, school year begins as leaders adopt plans to teach, protect students

With most of Kent County’s public school districts opening next week, superintendents talk about their plans to educate students while trying to keep them safe from an unpredictable virus...

Teachers tap into existing online project-based lessons

As teachers everywhere scramble to modify instruction to engage online learners, there’s a new world of possibilities when it comes to combining existing practices with new ideas...

Parents say in-person, full time instruction is best, but are concerned about keeping families safe from virus

A recent survey of Kent County parents shows high confidence in the quality of traditional, in-person instruction but significant worry about safety in keeping families safe from COVID-19...

Our Kids, Our Future: COVID-19 and the looming crisis in public school funding

Schools had to adjust overnight to the new reality of the pandemic, and now face a funding crisis with literally billions of dollars at stake...

What will school look like in the fall? Community leaders prepare for various scenarios

Much is still to be determined about reopening for the 2020-2021 school year, and superintendents are preparing for various scenarios. Families are asked to complete a survey to provide input and share their opinions...
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