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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...

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...
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