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For seniors, a memorable finale cut short

Area high school seniors talk about their worries, and offer valuable perspective to their peers and others on the statewide school closure...

Districts face hard choices in timing of ballot requests

District leaders have had to weigh whether to go ahead as scheduled, or postpone them because of the coronavirus health crisis...
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Online story time, virtual PE keep students connected during shutdown

'They need to see we’re smiling and happy and that we’re OK, and that they’re going to be OK too'...

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...

Tug of (Revolutionary) War

A game with mismatched teams is a favorite activity each year in fifth grade teacher Josh Smith’s class...

Math intervention aims to reach every student

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

To Australia with love

Area students are spearheading fundraisers to support those affected by bushfires in Australia that have been burning for months...

District seeks $80 million to build new fifth/sixth grade building

In the past 11 years, enrollment has burgeoned by more than 1,000 students to 4,256 students this school year...

Second graders pitch questions to new superintendent

Superintendent Kevin Macina has been happily busy since beginning his new job Jan. 1, including being peppered with questions by Countryside second graders...

‘He makes us feel like we are home’

Dan Takens, who retired Dec. 31, was one of School News Network’s first advisory superintendents...

Clued in to student learning

At West Middle School, 78.1 percent of eighth graders were proficient in social studies and 73 percent of seventh graders were proficient in math. Those scores are number one in Kent County and among the top in the state, showing big increases from last year...

‘He makes us feel like we are home’

Dan Takens, who is retiring Dec. 31, was one of School News Network’s first advisory superintendents...

Students celebrate life of classmate, friend

Lucia 'Luci' Raegan Kesner had a debilitating and terminal disease called mucolipidosis type II. She was unable to attend school but her classmates connected with her over Skype...

Senior shares Native American dance, heritage with younger peers

Culture can come in the form of food, dress and dancing, including, as Zhaawan Sprague knows, the traditional jingle dance...

Remembering their sacrifice

With cards, visits, songs and poems, students took time on Veterans Day to honor those who have served...
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