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Elective gives high-schoolers a crash-course in business

Students handle everything from raising capital and tracking finances to marketing and sales...

Most districts allow phones, but with restrictions

An informal School News Network survey of public school districts in Kent County besides Forest Hills showed cell-phone use is generally not permitted in elementary schools, and only allowed under strictly defined conditions in middle and high schools...

‘Bigger than me’ kicks off newly formed group

For the first time in its history, Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary has a 12-person Student Council, one representative for every class...

‘Getting ready for the robot revolution’

Middle school students think robots are probably the future, but for right now they’re hoping to have fun, learn a few things and hang out with their friends...

Protecting cyber security in schools: ‘This is kind of scary’

A cyber security event at Kent ISD on Halloween was designed to make the prospect of an attack on school data a little less frightening...

Learning their way

A 'school within a school' keeps students in school...

Experiences shape your life, says new high-school supervisor

Bilal Muhammad is the new supervisor of 54th Street Academy, the district’s alternative high school...

A pretty flippin’ cool assignment

Students tested their real-estate savvy and practiced their algebra skills, too. A local Realtor gave students a crash course before they started...

After gaining work experience, students sign contracts with area employers

High school seniors sport caps and sign contracts -- but it’s not what you think: these students are landing jobs...

Feeling the burn & ready to learn

Kelloggsville elementary students find a morning workout improves concentration in the classroom...

Step aside, Katniss, it’s archery time

Volunteers visited the school to teach students about the history, craftsmanship, mechanics -- and safety, of course -- of the time-honored device known as the longbow...

Students make friends by way of pen

A teacher and her former teacher are connecting their classrooms through letters...

Bond requests pass in Rockford, Lowell; maintenance levy fails in Sparta

Six districts passed requests, ranging from non-homestead millages to major bond proposals for new and revamped buildings...

Oh say, did you see?

Choir’s banner year ends with a public performance of 'The Star-Spangled Banner'...

‘It was the right job for me — always has been’

In Cindy Prentler’s second grade classroom, books inspire, teach, and beautify the space...

Saying ‘yes’ to the prom dress

Why not share the often single-wear items? A Kelloggsville teacher created a pop-up boutique that lets students shop for free formal wear...

‘Rice Bowls’ a Poem by Seventh-grader Christeen Nguyen

Rice Bowls by Christeen Nguyen I am Asian I am Hungry I wonder what my lunch will be I see a bowl of rice I wish I could eat it right now I am Asian I am hungry I pretend not to be hungry I feel really cranky right...
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