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Student Competitors Put Skills to the Test

Cakes were baking and hammers were swinging at the Skills USA regionals recently hosted at Kent Career Tech Center, where 400 students from across...

Placing Students with Special Needs in Real-World Jobs

You can learn only so much inside a classroom, especially if you're a young adult with special challenges. At some point, savvy educators say, you...

Contest Offers Partnerships With Its Prizes

Changing the way students and parents view manufacturing jobs is the goal of a local video contest with more than $10,000 in prizes for...

Veterans Honored on the Big Screen through Student Documentaries

Veterans' stories from World War ll and the Korean War premiered on the big screen during the recent Red Carpet Event at Wealthy Theater....

Students Explore Their Future with Criminal Justice Professionals

300 criminal justice students from Kent Career Tech Center (KCTC) and 13 other West Michigan tech centers crowded around representatives from military units, the...

Helping Schools Prep for Online Testing

Nearly $100 million in grant money is helping school districts across the state update their technology so students can take standardized tests like the...

Giving ‘Til It Helps: Tough Upbringing Inspires a Life Devoted to Serving Children, Families

John Matias was late for our interview, but something told me to hang in there. I'm glad I did. "I'm sorry, I apologize," he said,...

Third-grade Reading Legislation Could Hold Back Thousands

Brown Elementary School students discussed the actions of a boasting rabbit and patient tortoise in Gayle Corey’s third-grade class as they considered characters, setting,...

World Peace, Aid for Refugees on Display in Final Projects

Helping refugees acclimate to living in the U.S. and mock trials using forensic science were among the many final projects students from Kent ISD's...

Job Shadow Program helps Students Explore Engineering

Students and employers built some valuable connections recently during the second session of the Engineering Explorers program. The program began in spring 2013 and...

Ten Schools Receive Defibrillators from Metro Health

In the awful event that someone collapses due to cardiac arrest, every second counts. That's the reason Metro Health Hospital is working to get...

Educators learn early response tools through Mental Health First Aid

Training educators to respond to early symptoms of mental illness is critical, and an approach 30 educators learned during a recent Mental Health First...

School Chiefs Help Habitat

The superintendents took part in the house-renovation session, titled KISA Superintendent Build Day 2013, hosted by Charles Rushmore, a financial advisor who works with...

Tech Center Health Science, Culinary Programs Open in New Downtown Market

While the new Downtown Market bustles with vendors peddling food and customers choosing meat and produce, Kent Career Tech Center students are hard at...

This Time Last Year: Ten-Year-Olds Start Fourth Year of Giving

Remember when you were 10? For a lot of us, life revolved around only a couple of things – simply playing outdoors, for example,...

Hands on Hearts, Students Vow to Spread Kindness

More than 50 high school students line up on one side of a school gym, ready to acknowledge the secret hurts of their lives. A...
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