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School 2.0

Maintaining the bridge

Schools being closed because of COVID-19 hasn't changed their mission or their focus, just the ways they get their job done...

A virtual world, and that includes board meetings

With permission from the governor, many area public school districts are entering new territory, hosting virtual board meetings...

The show might go on

Months of preparation and rehearsal suddenly seem for naught as school plays and musicals are postponed...

District schools donate protective goggles to local hospital

When Metro Health Hospital did not get a shipment of supplies that was supposed to include protective eyewear, a community member reached out to Grandville Public Schools Superintendent Roger Bearup...

Connecting those in need with those who want to help

A pair of brothers with tech savvy and big hearts have created a website to help during the COVID-19 crisis...

Teachers send love to students; students say right back atcha

With school abruptly ended for the rest of the year, we’ve seen how deeply teachers care about their students -- even across the chasm of social distancing – and how much their students miss them...

Business as usual

While traditional brick-and-mortar schools had to close due to the statewide stay-at-home order, online learning continued for these students and staff...

School 2.0: tips from the pros

As K-12 districts roll out their Continuity of Learning Plans this week, and students across Kent ISD and beyond make the transition to online learning as a primary means for most, those who have been doing it for a while have some advice...

Seniors of 2020: ‘We wouldn’t change it for the world’

Sparta High School students have a long history of doing interesting and innovative work with all kinds of technology. But their most recent work, titled simply 'Sparta High School Class 2020 Senior Video,' is already touching hearts all over the community...

Amid the virus gloom, schools shine rays of goodness

For every storm cloud there’s a rainbow on the horizon, and in the midst of coronavirus, there are plenty of bright spots to illuminate -- especially in the world of education...

School’s back! Districts begin to launch Continuity of Learning Plans

Districts statewide are rolling out individualized plans by April 28 to continue learning through the end of the school year...

STEM teachers step up to make masks, face shields using 3D printers

STEM teachers are doing their part to supply personal protective equipment to health care workers during the coronavirus pandemic...

For test prep, teachers invite students to hang out

Comstock Park High School teachers have turned to Google Hangouts to stay in touch with students preparing for their AP exams...

A year of adventure cut short

For many exchange students, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant going home early, missing key high school moments...

‘They crave the regularity of our time together’

‘What are we doing for the children?’ Katie Sluiter says she is being asked. And she answers ‘Honestly? I am trying not to stress them out’...

Broadcast class video showcases teachers reading, singing, exercising

Students in Rockford High School’s award-winning Beyond the Rock class put together a snazzy video to highlight how teachers have reached out to students following the March 16 school closure...
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