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GRPS announces two Covid Wellness Days

Grand Rapids Public Schools will not be in session on Friday, Dec. 3 and Friday, Dec. 10...

In a contentious time, students extend ‘grace and courtesy’

The ethos stands out as a refreshing example of how students can get along when many adults seemingly cannot...

Community input helps GRPS shape new Strategic Plan

With the 2021 Strategic Plan, Superintendent Leadriane Roby is helping GRPS build on the 2012 Transformation Plan and “chart a new course” to address the growing changes in the community...

Neighborhood tricks and treats

Students visited Halloween-themed stations and followed the parade route, while dressed up in their costumes...

Trio of teachers recognized for inspiring learning & leadership

The three honorees become the district’s nominees for the Michigan Teacher of the Year award...

Men log on to talk identity, culture, education

Manhood Mondays on Facebook Live aims to spark conversation among men of color...

District leaders: equalized state funding historic step toward equity

A $17 billion school spending plan for the first time equalizes per-pupil funding for all schools in Michigan – a prime goal of Proposal A more than 25 years ago...

‘Support comes from anyone and everyone in their own way’

Her own teaching career on hold, a local woman finds a way to impact students...

New structure created to benefit student health

As a new school year begins, a pair of new staffers will work to make sure the district’s 15,000 students have access to what they need for good physical and mental health...

Meet Your Administrators: Jason McGhee

Jason McGhee is the new principal at Innovation Central High School...

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...
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