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Online poetry, multimedia course encourages mental well-being for middle schoolers

A Grand Rapids nonprofit has made online writing and mental health materials available free of charge. At least one local middle-school teacher says the series is powerful and helps build community among classmates...

Equity and inclusion leader named interim director of UPrep association

The founding director of the Bob and Aleicia Woodrick Center for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Grand Rapids Community College is the new interim director of Grand Rapids University Preparatory Association...

Through screens and technical glitches, learning goes on

In a year of forced online learning, teachers themselves have had much to learn in keeping students engaged and progressing...

Schools, organizations step up to feed students, families

Area schools continue to provide free grab and go meals at regular distribution events and community partners are helping to fill in the gaps to make sure everyone is fed during a very challenging time...

All GRPS students allowed to return to classrooms on Jan. 19 in updated plan

GRPS has had to put a slight delay on a Return to Learn plan that includes in-person instruction...

Dedicated educator overcame ‘life’s circumstances’ to lead GRPS

Dr. Leadriane Roby has had a life full of preparing for unanticipated circumstances...

A veteran teacher adapts to new reality: ‘nothing compares to this’

An elementary school teacher of 40 years says education has never seen anything like 2020...

For IT team, COVID meant turning on a dime to online

‘It really does feel like rebuilding the plane while it’s in the air,’ says IT specialist Craig Ghareeb...

Kept out of classrooms, kids learn from the great outdoors

Moving learning out of the classroom doesn’t necessarily equate to more screen time for students, who can also learn from Mother Nature...

GRPS Faces Unexpected Enrollment Drop

A bigger-than-expected enrollment decline means GRPS will have to address a sudden budget shortfall...

‘See who we are … see GRPS’

Many are eagerly anticipating the release of an alumni directory listing tens of thousands of GRPS graduates, to be published in conjunction with the district’s 150th anniversary in 2021...

Even in virtual year, turkey trotters still run for GRPS athletics

Some 1,600 people ran a virtual Turkey Trot in 2020 to support K-12 student athletics at GRPS...

Handyman helps guard employees against sneezes and other hazards

Protective barriers for many GRPS employees were created by a fellow GRPS employee this summer and fall, at a cost far less than purchasing them would have been...

Class of 2021 has ‘test-optional’ choice when applying for college

Most schools in the state of Michigan have become SAT/ACT-optional for the Class of 2021 for admission purposes. There are, however, pros and cons for students...

Teacher recruits from Puerto Rico find welcoming new home in Grand Rapids

A recruiting trip to Puerto Rico brought two new teachers to Grand Rapids as part of an innovative district effort to address a shortage of bilingual instructors...

A promise for college fulfilled: ‘I’m so grateful’

This fall some 250 students are attending Grand Rapids Community College on a Promise Zone scholarship, including 160 from Grand Rapids Public Schools...
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