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More interviews announced in superintendent search

A third candidate for superintendent on Grand Rapids Public Schools has been added to those the Board of Education is interviewing, including two who will have second-round interviews on Monday, April 8...

Students to finish school year at temporary location as asbestos investigation continues at North...

Grand Rapids Public Schools have hired an outside consultant to determine whether asbestos or other contaminants have created health concerns for the 400 students and staffers at North Park Montessori School. Meanwhile, school officials said students will complete this year’s coursework at a temporary location...

Superintendent candidates announced

The School Board of Grand Rapids Public Schools announced Tuesday a slate of five potential candidates to replace retiring Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal. Narrowed from a field of 30 applicants, the educators will participate in initial interviews on March 16...
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Students speak their truth in poetry about where they live

Students at Ottawa Hills High School learn how historic housing patterns impact their lives, in a spoken-word workshop conducted by The Diatribe and the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan...

Painting, podcasting or rocking out, students find joy in self-expression

In weekly sessions, North Park seventh- and eighth-graders can try their hand at a smorgasbord of creative activities, many initiated by them...

Students see new horizons, thanks to free glasses

In collaboration with Grand Rapids Public Schools and the Kent County Health Department, nonprofit organization Vision To Learn launched a program to provide free eye exams and glasses to students at Aberdeen K-8 School. Plans are to roll it out to all 50 GRPS schools...

Students move to new building while asbestos investigation begins

Students and teachers of North Park Montessori School are preparing to move into a new building Wednesday, while local and state officials launch an investigation into how and why an asbestos breach occurred at their school at 3375 Cheney Ave. NE...

GRPS specialty schools offer lots of choices, but time to apply is now

Applications are due this week for students seeking to enroll next fall in one of nearly two dozen specialty programs of Grand Rapids Public Schools...
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A powerful message for adolescent girls: ‘Love yourself every day’

Girls from Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming Public Schools spent a day focused on self-esteem, health and wellness and just being themselves...

Dad mixes cooking, anti-bullying message

Parent to GRPS kindergartner has found the right recipe for giving back to school, sharing food, skills and spreading kindness...

GRPS will conduct nationwide search for next superintendent

The Grand Rapids Board of Education is embarking on a national search for a new superintendent to succeed Teresa Weatherall Neal, who retires effective July 1. The board voted Monday, Jan. 14 to conduct the search nationwide...

A more promising future begins for grads of city schools

Promise Zone designation is expected to boost the future of both the students and the city of Grand Rapids – and put the dream of college within reach...

GRPS board plans next steps for superintendent search

The board is aiming to make a decision by April for a successor to Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, who will retire at the end of June after more than seven years of leading GRPS...

Partnership gets $300,000 grant to fund outdoor environmental classes

The Wege Foundation announced a $300,000 grant to help fund a partnership of area environmental groups and educators...

New foundation director sees ‘so much possibility’ for GRPS

As head of a nonprofit that invested more than $1.9 million in GRPS in the 2017-18 school year, Sally Andreatta aims to do even more to support the schools, with a new strategic plan, greater fundraising and more ambitious programming...

Academy aims to groom future teachers for GRPS

A partnership between Grand Rapids Public Schools and Ferris State University, the Academy of Teaching and Learning aims to motivate students to go into teaching...

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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