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Veteran Grand Rapids teacher back in classroom for 50th year

The pandemic almost did her in, but she decided that if she didn’t have to return to virtual in 2021-22, she was coming back...

Looking for the right spot

A City High junior is taking a parking spot frustration and turning it into a project he hopes benefits others for years to come...

Unearthing history: former principal collects artifacts from old Central High School

Yearbooks, photos and other artifacts dating as far back as the 19th century have been collected from the former Central High School, now Innovation Central...

Alumni, fans celebrate 150 years of GRPS at hard-fought game

August temperatures pushing 100 degrees did not stop Grand Rapids Public Schools alumni of all ages from attending the citywide alumni reunion on Friday, Aug. 27 and watching the Crosstown Throwdown football game between Union and Ottawa Hills...

Help wanted: Schools work to fill vacancies

Just like local businesses, area schools are facing an employee shortage...

Voters ‘overwhelmingly’ approve operating millage

Voters this week supported continuing a Grand Rapids Public Schools millage that generates about 15% of the district’s total operating budget. Just under 70 percent of votes were cast in favor...

Student spreads her passion for music through Girl Scouts project

A rising senior at City High Middle has won the Girl Scouts Gold Award, the organization’s highest honor...

Post high school, she’s pursuing big dreams in the Big Apple

A year after graduating from high school during the pandemic lockdown, Mariah Barrera is wrapping up her first year at Columbia University in New York City...

Students envision the ideal community: ‘divine and unique’

The Diatribe conducted a class at Ottawa Hills High School focusing on how racist policies contributed to segregated housing patterns in Grand Rapids...

Wanted: teens who can inspire change, spark passions

Local middle- and high-school students are invited to apply by June 4...

Challenge Scholars program to phase out with Class of 2028

A college scholarship program for students on the West Side of Grand Rapids will phase out over the next decade...

Student vaccine ambassadors spread the message: ‘do your part’

Six students from GRPS schools were chosen to be COVID-19 vaccine ambassadors by the state of Michigan...

Your district’s summer programs at-a-glance

Area public school districts are gearing up to provide K-12 programs this summer to address learning loss impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...

GRPS to ask for operating millage buffer in August

Voters in the City of Grand Rapids will be asked Aug. 3 by GRPS to approve a non-homestead millage proposal...

GRPS high schools will not expand in-person days this school year

GRPS students in grades 9-12 will not see an expansion of in-person learning this school year...

State grants to help students explore education careers

A staffing shortage comes at a time when districts not only need more educators in general to replace an aging workforce, but also more diverse educators...
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