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School 2.0

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...

Trail cleanup, chicken hatching & the importance of keeping routines

Counselor RJ Boudro connects with students via social media while relishing time at home with his wife and children...

Stepping up to donate in a time of need

Tech Center, GRCC are among schools making large donations of equipment to help local health care professionals fight COVID-19...

Reaching students, helping families

Many students with disabilities need full-time care and receive speech, physical and occupation therapy through school. That typically requires physical interaction...

Suddenly serving up thousands of pick-up meals with a smile

Switching from serving students in their buildings to handing out food curbside is a whole new thing for schools...

Learning from a distance: ‘Keep them happy and keep them learning’

In this moment of social distancing, it’s an alternative way to get at the school’s aim of helping all students learn, yet in drastically different and varied circumstances...

Chalk up this neighborhood to hope

Neighborhood with teachers and students from one district cheer each other up during school closures from the Covid 19 pandemic with a chalk walk...

Reaching out, connecting in time of crisis

Stacey and Julian Goodson, both coaches and youth advocates, adjust to a new kind of life at home with their children...

For seniors, a memorable finale cut short

Area high school seniors talk about their worries, and offer valuable perspective to their peers and others on the statewide school closure...

Pet posts give students ‘a reason to smile’

Darla England, the principal at South Elementary, has been asking students important questions accompanied by photos of staff pets to maintain communication with the community...

Students and teachers turn to technology to fill educational time

Online platforms already in place enabled this middle school to offer continuing educational opportunities during this unprecedented time off school...

Life lessons

One teacher is sharing his thoughts online, in real time...

School meal distributions to continue under stay-at-home order

Schools are permitted to continue providing pick-up meals for students under Gov. Whitmer’s stay-at-home order...
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