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IT, culinary arts launching as middle-college options

The Kent ISD middle-college program, Launch U, is offering two new programs, IT and culinary arts, as pathways to earn GRCC college credits...

Business-minded man meets sweetheart, turns to education

Joe Lienesch and Gerry Verwey are the new principals at Kent Career Tech Center, and at Kent Innovation High and MySchool@Kent, respectively...

Safety comes first for new bus drivers

Eighteen new bus drivers recently received training in safety measures at Kent ISD...

Broadband network nears completion

The $4.4 million price tag for some 120 miles of fiber is covered by the ISD’s General Capital Projects Fund...

Masks are recommended, not required for students this fall

Districts align recommendations with state, CDC, to recommend but not require masking...

Student voice sought by area superintendents

Local districts will survey students next school year on key topics to hear and learn from the voice of students...

Launch U’s first graduating class celebrates success, savings

Students split their days between their home high school and GRCC. After high school, they spend a tuition-free year earning a general associate degree or one in mechanical design and starting this year, IT...

Center Programs graduates complete journey ‘from kindergarten to here’

Graduates of Kent ISD’s Center Programs recently celebrated the completion of their school careers with a festive ceremony...

Hybrid high school graduates largest class

MySchool@Kent had its largest graduating class to date this school year, due in part to the coronavirus pandemic, administrators say...

Getting resources to classrooms: the critical importance of the state school aid budget process

The support from the federal government represents a rare, one-time allocation of funds to aid pandemic recovery. Long-term progress requires continued, annual advocacy at the state level around the School Aid Budget...

Building their English in hopes of helping others

A new Kent ISD Adult Education program helps fill a need for interpreters while providing a career path for students...

Show them the scholarships!

Ten Tech Center students earn more than $276,000 in college scholarships...

Your district’s summer programs at-a-glance

Area public school districts are gearing up to provide K-12 programs this summer to address learning loss impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...

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...
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