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Overcoming Asperger’s, Becoming a Student Leader

Gage Schell led tours of the Informational Technology program at Kent Career Tech Center, articulately explaining the program to adult visitors. He served on...

Innovation High, Global Tech: Engaging Students in Real World Connections & Projects

World War II for sophomore Zach Jones became something real when he met veterans who remembered it firsthand. It brought the history lesson to...

Districts Seeing Red Over Michigan’s Color-Coded Accountability System

When the state’s new color-coded School Accountability Scorecard rated Rockford Public Schools red – the lowest ranking – school district parents didn’t understand why....

Choices Influence District Enrollment, Revenues

For baseball fans, the first Wednesday in October offered a chance to watch the American League sort out Wild Card teams to determine who...

School Funding: Where Do We Go From Here?

There’s an ongoing debate about school funding in our state. The governor and legislators of his party claim they’ve contributed more to education in each...

‘Schools and Guns Don’t Mix’ – Except Under Michigan Law

Like many residents in his largely rural school district, Superintendent Tom Enslen enjoys deer hunting. He has fond memories of hunting near Kalkaska and...

Kent County Students to Share Message on Diversity

The bottom line is: “You’re human,” said Willianna Paulino, a junior at Grand Rapids University Prep Academy. Willianna played a Monopoly-style game that challenged students...

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Students from the Kent Career Tech center have been selected as the top three finalists in two different categories in the Network for Teaching...

High School Students Have Backstage Pass to Learning Technical Side of Theater

What Josh Hess loves about theater is the backstage magic: working the lights and bringing all the technical parts of the show together just...

Third Grade Reading and Reality

Just in time for the holidays, there are a new group of action figures fighting for Michigan’s third graders.  We’re not yet sure what...

Sandy Hook Anniversary: Schools, Parents Support New Safety Measures

It’s a cold afternoon at Zinser Elementary School, the first big snow of the season. Parents have begun arriving to pick up their children...
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