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Working from concrete to abstract in Algebra 2

Popsicle-stick Ferris wheels are just one more way to teach important mathematics concepts at Kelloggsville’s 54th Street Academy...
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Looping through layers of sound with a cool new pedal

A looper pedal and related equipment for the high school orchestras were purchased through a grant from the Lowell Education Foundation...

A really big yellow chair gets new colors

Students in Tonya Woods’ independent study class will be decorating the 'Big Yellow Chair' for the village of Middleville throughout the month of March...

A formula for teaching algebra

Forget cramming study guide notes before a test...

An explorer, a tropical island, a pineapple

The state-wide contest is in its eighth year...

WMCAT students earn high honors in art competition

Twenty-one GRPS students won 80 awards for photography and ceramics in the 2020 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards regional competition...

Dance power: helping girls ’empower themselves and be themselves’

EmpowHER ½ Hour meets once a week during recess to let young girls feel their strength through the joy of dance...

Math intervention aims to reach every student

Different students may be in groups weekly, depending on what standards they have met...

New program aims to get students to graduation, expand career pathways

Last year the program had 70 students. This year, after restructuring, the program has 135 and counting...

New coordinator will be face of career-work experience effort

Her role includes creating job opportunities, serving as a liaison with businesses and helping students hone skills employers want them to master...

Musicians take on anything but classical

Forty-four students become immersed each morning in music styles ranging from bluegrass to alternative rock in the Anything But Classical Orchestra...

Artist speaks out against hate in competition

Four art students won top honors out of 127 competitors at the third-annual Cedar Springs High School Art Competition...

Students supplement learning with ballet, clay creatures & Billie Holiday

A grant-funded partnership between Brookside Elementary and the Salvation Army Kroc Center sees third, fourth and fifth grade students make a trek twice a week through their backyard for classes in ballet, clay and jazz...

Third graders learn to listen — with help from drums, other noisemakers

Students from schools throughout West Michigan get introduced to the big world of percussion instruments through presentations by Bill Vits, principal percussionist for the Grand Rapids Symphony...

‘Doing art well is what matters’

A young artist took home a national award and has pledged to put his winnings toward his family’s future home...

Turning the page toward equity

An effort to increase diversity in books in the district has resulted in an allocation of $1,500 per teacher for new titles, and a continued priority to keep shelves stocked and current...
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