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‘We didn’t notice they’re gone’

A West Side resident with two children in Grand Rapids Public Schools, Jim Davis worries about the families who can’t afford to live in that booming area and the impact on schools...

Living in cars, campers, motels and ‘doubled-up,’ homeless students struggle to succeed

Schools -- urban, suburban and rural -- are seeing increased numbers of homeless students and fewer options for housing because of high rents and scarce vacancies...

‘My students will change the world’

Cedar View’s Madeline Pekrul is teaching her fifth graders about career readiness this year in a pilot program...

Donated CPR training kit helps students learn to save lives

Eighth graders are learning life-saving skills with help from Festida Foods, which donated an American Heart Association CPR kit...

Five districts win tax approvals, one weathers defeat

Five Kent ISD school districts are breathing easier following voter approval of tax requests in Tuesday's election, but one, Cedar Springs, is weighing options after its proposed bond issue was defeated...

Six districts in Kent ISD asking for funding on Tuesday ballot

Five school districts in Kent ISD have tax requests on the election ballot next Tuesday, Nov. 5. Here is a breakdown of what they’re asking for...

Three-year strategic plan focuses on creating ‘a community of learners’

As part of creating a three-year strategic plan at Cedar Springs Public Schools, every teacher got a boarding pass to FLIGHT Plan 1.0 - designed to bring the entire community together...

From coconuts to mindfulness to learning outside, super pair teams up to guide Young...

The duo plans all their curriculum and activities together so their students get the same experiences. Being flexible and planning with each other is key, they say...

Bond proposal addresses space needs, grade configuration

Cedar Springs’ $81 million bond would address space needs, fund new school for eighth and ninth graders

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 speak, district listens

As the district gets closer to completing a new strategic plan, administrators turn their ears to the voices of students...

‘A light that cannot and will not be put out’

Surviving family trauma and housing instability, getting behind on classes, losing beloved grandmothers and becoming a mother did not stop this senior from walking across the graduation stage...

District showcases its ‘great things’ in visit from MDE

Cedar Springs one of five Michigan schools to host visit from state Education Department...

A little school work, some crafts and a whole lot of listening build a...

Church-based volunteer mentor Miss Judy, from Kid’s Hope, lends an ear and support to a fourth grader named Angel...

‘100 percent mesmerized by my job-this is what I get to do today’

Making sure each student is recognized and learns life lessons are what matters, said this Cedar Springs teacher...

Student team takes suspense film from classroom to the forest

Cedar Springs film students had an opportunity to write and produce their own films for the school’s YouTube channel...
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