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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...

Ryan Colburn, MacGyver of the vet world

Ryan Colburn is the only full-time veterinarian at the John Ball Zoo, and the man behind the scenes who makes sure that some 1,500 animals are physically fit for your viewing pleasure...

Entrepreneurial student wins $5,000 to expand his lawn-care business

Calvin Pimpleton, an entrepreneurial junior at Innovation Central High School’s Academy of Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship (ABLE) program, recently won $5,000 at Start Garden’s 5x5 competition for business startups...

Town halls give residents chance to weigh in on next superintendent

Residents will have four opportunities next week to have input on the next superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools. Town hall meetings are being held Monday through Thursday, Nov. 26-29, for people to share their thoughts on the characteristics...

Lincoln Developmental Center renovations showcased

Area education leaders recently got a look at renovations at Lincoln Developmental Center, 862 Crahen Road NE...

U.S. Marine turned teacher honored as ‘Proud Michigan Educator’

A veteran of the U.S. Marines who survived a horrific helicopter crash, and now teaches math and science at Innovation Central High School, has been honored for his service to students and country...
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Food, masks and sugar skulls: Day of the Dead brings learning to life

Grand Rapids Museum School sixth-graders explored all things related to Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, from food to memorabilia including ornate altars to honor dead loved ones...

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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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