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Middle School Beats the Odds

There's a can-do attitude coursing through Godwin Heights Middle School's classrooms that's leading to some very positive results for teachers and students. The school is...

Linking Kindness with Student Achievement

Godwin Heights students discovered how a shooting tragedy 15 years ago in a Colorado school can kindle compassion and kindness in theirs. Recently, district administrators,...

R.I.P. to Stereotypes of Low-income Students

They can’t learn like my other students. They’re too lazy to finish their homework. They’ll never go to college. They’ll live in poverty all their lives. When stereotypes...

TEAM 21 Funding to Restore Cut Programs

For Claribel Ortiz, having a place for her four children to go after school and in the summer while she works helps a lot. She...

Godwin Scholarship Fund Increase is “Golden”

The winners of scholarships from the Golden Gs this year at Godwin Heights High School were in for a bit of a shock when...

Mentors Give and Gain: Building Important Relationships

The special relationship that grows between a mentor and mentee was evident in an email teacher Katie Fuelling received from Marilyn Knowles, who mentors...

High Schools Partner with GRCC to Get College Credits Early

Godwin Heights and Godfrey-Lee high schools have joined the trend of offering high school students a way to earn college credit right at their...

What’s the Problem with Math? Series to Show Kent Teachers Seeking Answers

Editor's note: Teachers have strived for years to improve the math performance of American students, who consistently test below the average of other developed...

Program Teaches Parents Any Goal is Possible

Parents are their children's first teachers, but when they don't understand the language being used at their child's school and how the school operates,...

Elementary Students Leave City for The Slopes

Nearly 90 inner-city students are experiencing the rush of skiing on the slopes at Cannonsburg Ski Area, many for the first time. Listen closely,...

As They Face Pressures, Students Learn to Rise ‘Above the Influence’

At Godwin Heights Middle School, the walls can talk. Getting high, suicide, cutting, bullying and drinking have been some of the topics of conversation....

Mr. Bill: From Student to Superintendent, and Everywhere In Between

Godwin Heights Superintendent Bill Fetterhoff gets it. He knows what it’s like to be a principal, for instance, because he was one. He understands the challenges...

Just Write: Inspiring students by publishing their work

Luis Hernandez may only be a third grader, but the West Godwin elementary student has already published his writing for the whole world to...

Grandparent Volunteers Help Students Grow and Learn

The outside world knows them as Barb Fellows-Krauss and Dale Krauss. But inside the walls of West Godwin Elementary, they are Grandma Barb and...

Community-wide Program Seeks 1,100 Mentors for 4 Wyoming Districts

One hour. Once a week. For one year. That’s the commitment it would take to make a difference in the life of one of Wyoming’s...

Students Pace Themselves at the Learning Center

Andy Cruz, 17, of Grand Rapids, knows perfectly well how his first year in high school set him behind schedule to graduate. "I took...
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