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‘You could change the world,’ students learn in women’s history, reading month collaboration

Among other Reading Month activities, teacher Erin Stirdivant’s second-graders this year read stories about inspirational women in honor of Women’s History Month, then created drawings that were displayed in the classroom and hallways...

Fighting illness with air handling

Across Kent ISD, schools are finding ways to provide more and cleaner air to students and staff...

Taking ‘The Outsiders’ into the great outdoors

Kicking off a unit on contemporary classics, teacher Amy Marlow put together a character-based photoshoot to give kids a break from typical online work...

‘A light in a dark year’

A retired teacher finds a way to continue to impact young learners, even in a year when she cannot come inside the building...

Can it withstand the shake table?

If an earthquake hits, you’re going to want to be in a structure designed by these students...

Need a brain break? Insert Improv, release creativity

Wealthy Elementary fourth-graders get a ‘brain break’ through an online lesson in improv from Detroit...

Young constitutional scholars view current events, politics through historical lens

East Grand Rapids and East Kentwood high school We the People team members have qualified for the national competition, becoming well versed in civics and critical thinking along the way...

Letters to a tribal cousin show understanding of indigenous peoples

Teacher Brett Scheidel has assigned the activity for at least a decade...

‘Soul of Northview’ Says Students Are the Reward

Ted Burba, a longtime and beloved teacher for Northview Public Schools who retired this fall, died early this week after a long illness. In tribute to his lasting legacy, School News Network republishes this profile of Mr. Burba that originally ran in 2016 to honor his 50th year of teaching...

Filmmaker, engineer, future rocket-builder: it’s all about creativity

Xiangyu Chen says his twin passions -- filmmaking and all things science, technology, engineering and math-related -- draw upon similar principles...

Short stories, tall tales

A collection of short stories by Mark Pullen’s fourth-graders at Lakeside Elementary shows what they have learned in their realistic fiction writing unit...

Bringing ‘positive intent’ to work every day

Heather McKinney-Rewa is the new East Grand Rapids Middle School assistant principal. SNN gets to know her in this edition of Meet the Principal...

Fifth-graders find beauty in science by dissecting marigolds

One teacher used readily available nature just outside school to introduce this year’s science unit, as well as flowers from home to study the parts of plants...

From meeting room to classroom

The district’s Board of Education is on the move this year, now that its meeting room regularly draws a much younger audience...

Here come the students; schools try to be ‘prepared for everything’

Area school districts have to be able to switch instruction plans if the pandemic fires up again, and be prepared for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in one of their schools...

Community input key to district’s reopening plan

After initially releasing a fully in-person return-to-school plan, the district revised it twice as national, state and local health guidelines changed...
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