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A Clean Sweep: Voters in Seven Kent Districts Approve Funding Requests

Tuesday was a good day for schools and students in Kent ISD, as voters approved tax proposals in all seven districts that requested them....

Six Kent ISD Districts Seek Funds for Buildings, Safety and Technology

Responding to the needs of aging buildings, heightened security and fast-moving technology, one-third of the Kent ISD's 20 school districts will ask their voters...

Kent County Students Unite to Spread Anti-Drug Message

For an anti-drug campaign to have an impact at her school, Rockford Freshman Center student Ally Faulkner told classmates that it must be interactive...

KCTC Student Sierra Races toward Dream Career

What started with racing her go karts and snowmobiles has turned into a full time dream come true for Sierra Lantz, a student in...

What’s the Problem with Math? Series to Show Kent Teachers Seeking Answers

Editor's note: Teachers have strived for years to improve the math performance of American students, who consistently test below the average of other developed...

Tech Center Students Strut Their Stuff at Home & Garden Show

The West Michigan Home & Garden Show at Devos Place opened on a cold, clear Thursday. Inside was a much warmer welcome – spring...

Student-Designed Robots Face Off In District Match

Huge blue and red medicine balls flew through goals, catapulted by quick-moving robots scuttling around the floor. The crowd cheered as high school robotics...

Uniserv Director Served County with Integrity, Humor, Honesty

Henry William "Bill" Dungey, Jr. was a lifelong advocate for justice, a champion of causes, and a towering presence who evoked warmth and kindness...

Press Conference Launches Reading Now Network Initiative

West Michigan instructional leaders will soon begin visiting schools, talking to principals and teachers to answer a critical question: "What strategies work best in...

Students, Teachers to Converge for Annual Livestream for Education

For Linda Olejnik, attending her first Livestream for Education was like getting "a creative shot in the arm for teaching" in her American literature...

Students Suffer as Schools Struggle with Budget Shortages

When Christie Ramsey's son Michael was in first grade in Rockford Public Schools, there were about 20 students in his class and a paraprofessional...

LEAP Conference Helps Parents of Special Needs Children

The halls of Kent ISD's Educational Service Center bustled on a Saturday morning with parents of special needs children seeking resources, ideas and expertise. The...

Students Face New Challenges at Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee

The Greater Grand Rapids Spelling Bee recently held at the Gerald R. Ford Museum was kicked off as one of the largest "bees" in...

Message to Latino Youth: Dream Big

For as long as she can remember, Allison Arnold has been able to rely on the Latino Youth Conference for encouragement and support. The...

Schools and Business Align to Build Talent and the Economy

As someone who has long worked in politics, education and business, Kevin Stotts knows the schools of West Michigan pretty well. And he's convinced...

Junior ROTC Alive and Well at Innovation Central

Innovation Central High School is known for its Center of Innovation programs, but a new program, The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program,...
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