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Upping the equity quotient in math

Leading Educators involves about 50 educators in Godwin Heights, Wyoming, Godfrey-Lee, Kentwood and Grand Rapids Public Schools who have signed on for a two-year commitment...

Listening to stories: not just for elementary kids

Read-alouds are pretty much a daily standard in elementary schools. But in middle school? Not as much. SNN visited classrooms in two districts where students are all ears for them...

Students learn skills the fun way: making music

A group of Alto Elementary students took part in 10 one-hour sessions with a music therapist at the Franciscan Life Process Center, thanks to a grant from the Lowell Education Foundation...

Young actor headed to Big Apple stage

Eric Liu qualified for a national musical theater competition by being named Best Leading Actor in the state of Michigan at the Sutton Foster Ovation Awards at the Wharton Center in East Lansing...

A boon for books

A $30,000 challenge grant from the Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation funded the new books. The foundation put up $15,000 and the district raised an additional $15,000, thanks to several anonymous donors...

‘From absolutely nothing to this full production’

It was three months before the spring play. There was no script and no plot, just the shadow of personalities students would soon embody as their own creations...

GRCC to host summer camp with musicians who mash classical, popular genres

ESME band members are challenging middle and high school students to blend modern and classical music during intensive summer experience...

Family Night blends reading and leadership

Pupils in grades K-2 at Stoney Creek Elementary combined their ‘Leader in Me’ and reading during a Family Night to celebrate Reading Month...

Local students recognized nationally for innovative artworks

Three students from Kent ISD high schools were awarded Gold Medals for their art entries in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards...

Free to ReadGR

After one year of operation, the program has provided more than 10,000 free books to more than 3,500 students in 10 elementary schools, picking up where a defunded program left off...

A great read gets better with student presentations

As 'experts' on 'The Great Gatsby,' English students share their literary takes on a classic tale, hopefully enriching the read for all...

K-3 students earn real rewards for reading every day

A countywide library program entices students to read more, in response to a looming challenge: implementation of the third grade reading law...

Students earn credits, gain jobs through GRCC training program

After more than 600 hours spent learning to build houses, fix cars, take blood pressure and complete other skills needed for jobs available in West Michigan, 52 students graduated in December from the GRCC Job Training programs...

Creating their own Christmas story

Fifth grade students at Pine Island Elementary put their acting skills to work for Christmas play...
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Frosty the Snowman, in concert

Students from Kettle Lake Elementary in Caledonia sing "Frosty the Snowman" in English and Spanish, from their recent holiday concert...

Educators connect students with workforce opportunities

Apprenticeships provide pathways to in-demand, high wage careers, a U.S. Department of Labor representative recently told high school students...
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