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Two local districts ask voters to approve funding proposals

The Cedar Springs and Lowell school districts are going to voters Aug. 4 with proposals to improve buildings, grounds and educational technology...

District approves $68 million bond by 12 votes

Now the district will move forward on preparing for construction of 12 new classrooms at Cedar Springs High School, part of a $15.49 million project, with plans to break ground in March or April...

Farm family gets closer while business builds during quarantine

One farm family is all-hands on growing the business during the unfamiliar, uneasy time of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19...

Dad helped daughter succeed through his actions

Larica Brown and her father, Lorenzo, worked hard to make a better life for themselves in the United States...

Counselors reach out to anxious students, stressed parents

From anxious students to stressed parents, school mental-health workers are addressing the social and emotional problems exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown...

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'...

When the music slows, the students scurry

Strategic use of music cuts down on late arrivals to class...

He mixes melodies, scratches records, creates digital music

Cedar Springs junior and DJ Martin Yakes plans for a career in music...

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 strive for Seal of Biliteracy to enhance life, job skills

First class of Cedar Springs students prepares for Seal of Biliteracy test...

Gear Up students find easier transition to high school

Overhauled Gear Up program helps 60 freshmen transition from middle school to high school...

‘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...
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