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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’...

New childcare training program includes classroom with one-way mirrors

A new childcare training and certification program offers up to eight hours of college credits to high school juniors and seniors who enroll in the program at Kent Transition Center...

Kevin Philipps joins Kent ISD as new financial chief, likes education’s collaborative approach

After spending the last 13 years as an administrator at East Grand Rapids Schools, Kevin Philipps is the new Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services at Kent ISD...

Kent ISD chief looks ahead after high-profile firing

Kent ISD looking to restructure following dismissal of assistant superintendent...

Army of youth march to ‘fight for the world we will be living in’

Students from across Kent County put their science learning to work by taking part in the worldwide marches calling for action on climate change...

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...

Kent ISD focused on improving outcomes for center-based special education students

Now that Kent ISD has completed its takeover of nine center-based special education programs, Director Paul Dymowski says it’s time to focus on improving outcomes for the nearly 1,400 students enrolled in the programs...

Virtual summer session growing at MySchool@Kent

MySchool@Kent summer session saw a record 403 students taking online courses...

Kent ISD researcher appointed to panel on A-F school grading scale

Sunil Joy, a data researcher for Kent ISD, is one of five education experts appointed to a peer review panel that will review the state’s new A-F grading scale for public schools...
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