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Better together: high schoolers and second-graders tackle Plaster Creek

High school students partner with second-graders to learn about the waterway outside their doors...

School’s out, Spanish is in

The district, with help from the Steelcase Foundation, is piloting a language program after school to improve fluency in students who are 'heritage learners'...

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...

District to phase out ‘Lee Rebels’ and introduce new name & mascot

The Board of Education on Monday voted unanimously in favor of the measure, following months of input from students, alumni, staff and community members...

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school

Seventh-graders in four Wyoming school districts will receive tutoring, mentoring and career exploration opportunities via Grand Rapids Community College...

The little robotics team that could gets a helping hand, from humans

The Lee High School robotics team received a $3,000 boost ahead of the upcoming competition season...

Coach’s story goes beyond playbooks, is one for history books

Tom DeGennaro said that while Retired Zeeland Athletic Director Stan Jesky’s 52 years of coaching experience are worth noting, it’s his life story -- starting with birth -- that needs to be shared...

Can fourth-graders teach a robot to brush its teeth?

The day of code was planned in tandem with the worldwide Hour of Code, an annual event designed to introduce students to coding and broaden interest in computer science...

6Cs and project-based learning gain international attention

Classes at Lee Middle and High School will be featured in an upcoming documentary in South Korea...

Tuesdays with more reads

The district will get increased access to books with weekly visits from the Bookmobile. In other areas its biweekly schedule alternates between schools, community centers and underserved communities...

Never too late to graduate

Thanks to some help from an adult education program and district staff, Ken Olson recently received his diploma -- at the age of 85...

Celebrating uniqueness

In an effort to spark pride in their students, two teachers have created a three-month project that challenges students to explore the question: “Who AM I?”...

Grant will help prepare Wyoming area students for college

Grand Rapids Community College is the recipient of a $2.1 million, six-year grant from the U.S. Education Department to boost chances for all students to succeed in college and beyond...

After attending global youth conference, student vows to act locally

Aliya Hall, a sophomore at Godwin Heights High School, is one of two local students who was invited to attend the International Congress of Youth Voices in San Francisco this year. Maeve Wilbourn, a senior at Grand Rapids Public Schools’ City High/Middle School, attended as well. Here, Aliya shares some of the highlights of the experience in her own words...

With teachers in high demand, this district partners with MSU

The college of education has about 100 interns, and about a quarter of those are in West Michigan. Other districts with MSU interns include Grand Rapids and Kentwood Public Schools...

ELL apps ‘open doors’ for early childhood students

A small group of Godfrey-Lee students are partnering with a researcher from the University of Michigan to see if mobile apps and animations can help English-language learners grasp academic English...
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