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School 2.0

Engage students in a project from the Van Andel Institute

Community and cultural organizations are providing many ways to enhance student learning...

‘I’m a 2020 grad, and wouldn’t want it any other way’

Across Kent County schools had to scramble to revamp graduation activities in a time of COVID-19...

Learning about home, at home

A piece of area history through the eyes of an eighth grader who, via an optional enrichment class exercise, produced a photo essay on her family’s home...

‘Please just stay home’

An eighth grader whose parents are both essential workers has a message about the state’s executive order...

Teachers tap into one another’s knowledge for remote teaching

Educational technologist Brooke Storms created this list of remote learning resources, complete with free tutorials and getting-started guides...

Create your own exhibit or journal outdoors with help from Zoo, Museum

Cultural organizations are providing many ways to enhance student learning...

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...

Area organizations offer educational projects, learning activities to teachers, students

Cultural organizations are providing many ways to enhance student learning...

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...
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