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School 2.0

Museum, library seek stories of pandemic for future generations

Poignant submissions from Kent County students are sprinkled throughout the growing collections of COVID-19 stories on the websites of both the Grand Rapids Public Library and the Grand Rapids Public Museum...

Preschoolers Zoom, play to learn

Comstock Park’s preschool teachers have gotten creative with online learning with their students including weekly Zoom meetings, story time, closed Facebook groups and themed activities...

Creating art anywhere

A new reality of art lessons during the pandemic is the resource savviness required to make it work, technologically and material-wise...

Counselors reach out to anxious students, stressed parents

From anxious students to stressed parents, school mental-health workers are addressing the social and emotional problems exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown...

Creative ways to cope and learn

The Brown family is finding ways to stay educated and entertained at home...

Athletes Stay in Shape During Time Off School

An at-home athletic training program helps keep all students on the go during the school shutdown...

‘Everything we can do matters’

Seventeen teachers and staff members delivered nearly 125 graduation yard signs to the homes of Lee High School and East Lee Campus students...

School leaders working together to plan for fall and beyond

An ad hoc committee of 13 school leaders in Kent ISD is working on contingency plans to prepare for the next school year and beyond...

Just poppin’ in

Betsy Heyboer loves seeing her students during their virtual meetups, but it just isn’t the same. Or enough...

In the words of 2020 graduates

Lowell High School English teacher Heidi Kolp gives her class the chance to take a crack at crafting a commencement address...

Helping students struggling with isolation-induced anxiety and other mental health issues

Now that they can’t meet with students behind a closed door in their office, school mental health workers are finding other ways to help...

Supporting parents as teachers

Bright Beginnings was recently recognized by the national organization that sets standards for early childhood programs...

Flipping the script on community support

Project NEXT sophomores are strategizing how to promote pickup/delivery food orders at area restaurants that have supported their schools...

So far, so good for districts implementing distance learning

Under Gov. Whitmer’s April 2 executive order closing schools, districts were required to develop Continuity of Learning Plans making instruction available to all students...
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