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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...

Help wanted: auto mechanics

Kent ISD and GRCC programs create a pathway to careers that can pay top technicians anywhere from $80,000 to more than $100,000 per year...

What’s the link between iced macaroons and a PC cooled with water? The students exploring hundreds of careers at Kent Career Tech Center

From custom decals, to pneumatics and desserts, Kent Career Tech Center students were hard at work when School News Network stopped by last week to catch them in action...

Hands-on health care training

Looking to meet the interests of area students and the needs of local businesses, Kent Career Tech Center added the Medical Assistant program to its course offerings this year...

Kent ISD seeks input on future superintendent

A survey asks community members to consider the skills and attributes they would like to see in the next Kent ISD superintendent...

‘Hope on the horizon’ as local teachers start getting COVID-19 vaccine

Lincoln School special education teacher, Ann Post believes there is 'hope on the horizon' for Kent ISD teachers and educators across Kent County after receiving her first round of the COVID-19 vaccine...

Partnership continues focus on student emotional, mental health

A group is working to identify trauma and provide support early in order to increase student success...

A familiar face returns to lead Kent ISD

Retired Kent ISD Assistant Superintendent Ron Koehler officially took the helm as interim superintendent on Jan. 1...
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