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The writing on the wall

School shifts from covering up graffiti to creating murals in bathrooms...

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...

Nurturing a love of nature

A middle school’s extracurricular club aims to get students outdoors and in-the-know about the environment...

Social skills, life skills & job skills, one beverage at a time

The cart is a new service that seems like a simple enough undertaking. But for the four students who operate the cart, it’s providing valuable lessons that will transfer to other avenues in life...

Turning the (multiplication) tables

The Michigan Mathematics Educators (MichME) initiative is changing the way math is taught in West Michigan schools, one teacher and classroom at a time. After four years, the program has rewired the way math is taught by more than 250 educators and administrators...

Want your voice heard? Then register to vote, teacher tells students

A Godwin Heights High School teacher makes it her mission to register eligible voters...

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...

Space to breathe, move and reflect

Margie Muñoz is harnessing the darkness of a basement classroom to help students manage stress and other challenges...

Student: emphasis on values changes school culture

Since implementing a curriculum that focuses on behavior, high school teachers and administrators say they have seen a major decrease in the number of disciplinary referrals...

Former rule-breaker, current relationship-builder

Bradley Tarrance is the new principal at Godwin Heights Middle School. SNN gets to know him in this edition of Meet Your Principal...

New shoes for a new school year — for free

In the Image’s annual “Shoes Help Our Elementary Students” program put shoes on the feet of 1,700 students from more than 39 elementary schools...

District Makes Registration an Easy Extravaganza

When it comes to getting students ready for school, Godwin Heights Public Schools pulls out all the stops. Parents recently enrolled their children for fall classes during the district’s fourth annual Enrollment Extravaganza...

‘She will fill your bucket if you are empty’

This art teacher provides a solid skill base, then encourages her students to infuse their work with elements of their own lives. And she shares her own, which she says creates a safe space for them to reflect...

They did the monster math

Students in Patti Reeder and James Rex’s classes were challenged to use exponential function to create a scenario in which zombies take over the world...
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