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‘We didn’t notice they’re gone’

A West Side resident with two children in Grand Rapids Public Schools, Jim Davis worries about the families who can’t afford to live in that booming area and the impact on schools...

Living in cars, campers, motels and ‘doubled-up,’ homeless students struggle to succeed

Schools -- urban, suburban and rural -- are seeing increased numbers of homeless students and fewer options for housing because of high rents and scarce vacancies...

Blessed by Brookelyn supports GRPS elementary school athletics

When Tonya Elias lost her daughter in a tragic accident five years ago, she decided to start a nonprofit in Brookelyn’s name, using the life insurance money received after her death...

Top Honors

City High/Middle School earned a first for GRPS when it was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only three high schools in Michigan so honored this year...
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Award-winning student videos explore cultural identity

Two area students won awards for their short videos exploring their cultural identity – and how others perceive them – in the 2019 Mosaic Mobile film contest...

New dual immersion school an ‘impressive investment’ in students, community

Construction is well under way for a new middle and high school for Southwest Community Campus, a dual-immersion, English/Spanish pre-K-8 program for bilingual students...

Enthusiast of sports, students and the outdoors who won’t stop believing

Aaron Roussey is the new Union High School School principal...

In need of bilingual teachers, recruiters head to Puerto Rico

To help meet the need for bilingual teachers for its growing Latino student population, GRPS is sending administrators to Puerto Rico to recruit teachers who are looking for jobs in the wake of recent hurricanes...

Envisioning classrooms of tomorrow

Educators and community leaders brainstormed their dream schools using Legos, and learned about research on how to best prepare students for today’s workforce, in a conference on reforming education called ‘Outsmarting the Robots’...

Learning under the trees

Local teachers who are mentoring the next generation of environmental stewards are benefiting from Groundswell's monthly programming...

Onsite clinicians expand mental health services at middle schools

Principals and nurses are reporting that students are talking about more anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and stressful situations at home...

Upcoming expos feature theme schools during sign-up period

Expos on Oct. 29 and Nov. 19 will feature nearly two dozen GRPS theme schools and specialty programs, to help families decide which schools to apply for by the Nov. 29 deadline...

Top Honors

City High/Middle School earned a first for GRPS when it was named a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School, one of only three high schools in Michigan so honored this year...

Fourth graders from across city cross lines with pictures on ‘Flexible Fence’

A collaboration of GRPS, artist Eliza Fernand, ArtPrize and PNC Bank, the 6-foot-high 'Flexible Fence' features more than 1,000 pictures by fourth graders from 26 schools...

Raised in the district, they’re now ‘giving back’ by teaching there

As school districts work hard to recruit new teachers, homegrown talent offers something extra to students...

Army of youth march to ‘fight for the world we will be living in’

Students from across Kent County put their science learning to work by taking part in the worldwide marches calling for action on climate change...

Grand Rapids Student Showcase

Impacting America.. My Way

When I think about Rosa Parks and what she did, or how she impacted America, I begin to think of ways that I could possibly be an impacting person and be influential for people today. One thing that I...

My Hero, My Friend

Winners of the 2015 MLK Essay Contest A record 327 essays were entered for the 10th annual Warner Norcross & Judd LLP Martin Luther King Jr. essay contest earlier this year. School News Network is publishing the three winning submissions...

What Can You Do to Accomplish a Dream?

We all have a dream no matter where we live or who we are. Everybody DREAMS! Some people have selfish dreams like to win millions of dollars in the lottery, or to become a princess or a prince. But...
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