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It’s a clean sweep

An opportunity to work on life skills leads to a group of Kent ISD Community Transition Center students helping one local restaurant during the pandemic...

Expressing their gratitude

KTC students have joined forces to help send a message of appreciation to local veterans...

Three-dimensional thinker

She’s designing her life, from the roof trusses to her dream home to how she will impact others...

State grants to help students explore education careers

A staffing shortage comes at a time when districts not only need more educators in general to replace an aging workforce, but also more diverse educators...

Tech Center’s Hospitality & Culinary Program, instructors honored

The Kent Career Technical Center’s culinary arts program and two of its teachers have received awards from the Grand Rapids chapter of the American Culinary Federation...

‘I want to do that’

The encouragement of co-workers helped her discover Kent ISD adult education and its career and technical ed programs...

Taking Open House to families over Zoom

How do you replace an annual spring event that draws thousands? That was the challenge creatively answered by staff and students at the high school programs of Kent ISD...

Kent ISD superintendent search suspended, interim to stay on for now

With a low number of applications and a concern for rebuilding connectedness among staff, the Kent ISD board has suspended its superintendent search...

New equity fellowship open to more Kent County teachers

Area educators have a new opportunity to become Equity Fellows, trained in creating more equitable schools and classrooms...

Grateful to ‘bee’ in person

Twenty regional winners competed for the chance to represent West Michigan at the National Spelling Bee. This was the first time some students competed in an in-person event since the pandemic began...

Kent ISD hosts virtual high school open houses Thursday

Students will have the opportunity to explore three specialty high school programs virtually during online open house events from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 25...

‘Her passion is contagious’

Danielle Hendry, recently named the new Kent ISD human resource director, always considered Kent ISD the place to be...

Quick thinkers wanted

Students explore the fast-paced career of emergency medical services in Kent Career Tech Center’s newest class...

Career exploration goes virtual

More than 1,700 students from Kent County and beyond took part in this year’s Groundhog Shadow Day event, the highest attendance ever...

Gauging the fallout from the pandemic on learning

While parents and educators use assessments to determine many kinds of student learning, a local researcher urges caution with testing from the pandemic year...
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