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‘Doing better’ in the classroom — conventional or virtual

Fourth grade teacher Kelly Compher has adapted her teaching skills and emphasis on equity from the traditional classroom to Google Classroom...

A clean sweep: seven districts pass funding proposals

All seven school districts in Kent ISD that made funding requests to voters had them approved, despite the economic and health crises of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Districts come to voters with funding proposals May 5

Seven school districts in Kent ISD have funding requests on next week’s Tuesday, May 5 election ballot, ranging from major bond issues and sinking funds to non-homestead operating millage renewals...

Voters on May 5 to decide no-increase $13.9 million bond request

Absentee ballot applications will be mailed to all voters in an attempt to encourage absentee voting...

A look in the mirror cues self-expression

Annalise Hammerlund, an artist-in-residence, visits a middle school classroom each week to lead students in an art lesson that challenges them to learn a bit more about themselves...
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Science lesson reveals toxic effect of radium on female workers

Sophomores at Godwin Heights High School recently discovered for themselves how the radium in paint used at a 1900s company left a legacy of illness and death in its wake...

Getting real

Students got a simulated experience that included a budget (complete with educational loan debt) based on their intended career path...

Model behavior? Let’s discuss that

Students use a chart to help them choose their own consequences for inappropriate behavior...

The power of the pen

A writing assignment yielded some meaningful outcomes for fourth graders in Kelly Compher’s class at North Godwin Elementary...

A case study

The experimentation involved dropping, crushing and trying to understand the effects of forces on different objects...

Barbie can bungee

Students apply their math skills to send dolls on a high-flying adventure...
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Making change, learning leadership

A middle school girls’ group builds leadership while focusing on social justice...

Most districts allow phones, but with restrictions

An informal School News Network survey of public school districts in Kent County besides Forest Hills showed cell-phone use is generally not permitted in elementary schools, and only allowed under strictly defined conditions in middle and high schools...
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Budding poets find their voices

When Betsy Berry began a month-long poetry unit this fall, she never imagined that a single poem would spark a newfound passion for poetry in her eighth graders...

Words matter

Last year’s annual climate and culture survey revealed that bullying and name calling were affecting a significant number of students at the school...

A room to groom

Middle school barbershop provides free cuts, nurtures love of reading...
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