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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,...

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...
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