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What does the 2020 Census have to do with school lunch?

With some funding dependent on census data, school districts help spread the word on this key count of residents...

Making toys inclusive

A senior capstone project on how to adapt a toy for a child with limited mobility gives a group of students job skills in problem solving and life lessons in empathy...

Sylvia James fills opening on Kent ISD School Board

Kent ISD’s School Board appointed Sylvia James to its five-member board after long-time member Bill Joseph retires...

Legislators, superintendents, students talk top issues in Michigan Schools

One lawmaker said it’s important for them to understand 'what it means on the ground and in real life for our educators'...

Program receives funding for three parent educators to serve areas of need

Bright Beginnings, a program which serves children from birth to kindergarten with home visits, playgroups and free screenings, is the recipient of $273,068 in millage funds to bring more services to families...

Thanks to local firm, students learn to virtually design car parts

A three-day program offered by AutoForm exposed a dozen engineering students in the second year of the Tech Center’s Engineering and Architecture Program to industry-level design...
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Certified and ready to work

Adult education students are preparing for in-demand jobs while working toward their GEDs. Kent Career Tech Center’s hands-on courses for adults include phlebotomy, welding construction and IT...

Student leaders recognized with scholarships

Three area high school students were awarded the $500 Helen Claytor Achievement Scholarship last month at the YWCA’s 2019 Tribute Awards ceremony...

Michigan’s New ‘Read by Grade 3’ Law: A Guide for Parents

Parents helping their younger children transition into the regular routine of daily school attendance will find a new focus on reading as their schools and their teachers prepare students for Michigan’s new law requiring demonstrated reading competency to move from the third to fourth grade...

‘My students will change the world’

Cedar View’s Madeline Pekrul is teaching her fifth graders about career readiness this year in a pilot program...

Maranda given 2019 Education Advocacy Award by Kent educators

West Michigan child and family advocate Maranda was awarded the 2019 Education Advocacy Award by the Kent Intermediate Association of School Boards...

She got her start at Kent ISD’s Early Childhood Program after a ‘practice interview’

Ashley Karsten is the new director of Great Start Readiness Program at Kent ISD...

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...

Halloween-day change brings ‘treat’ for local schools

New agreement with Switch, Caledonia, Kent ISD, to prevent school funding losses due to tax abatements...

Working to reduce chronic absenteeism

The Kent County School-Justice Partnership meets almost monthly to work to keep kids in school...

Envisioning classrooms of tomorrow

Educators and community leaders brainstormed their dream schools using Legos, and learned about research on how to best prepare students for today’s workforce, in a conference on reforming education called ‘Outsmarting the Robots’...
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