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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...

Area Students Bring Home Medals from State Competition

Bread, cinnamon rolls, coffee cake, pie and cookies baked from scratch in three-and-a-half hours was only part of a day’s work for Kayla Coppock,...

Lansing Adds Confusion as Common Core Implementation Begins

The Common Core is coming, so get ready. That has been the message across all 20 school districts in Kent County for three years. Thousands...

Students Help With Fundraiser for Arab and Muslim Women

Students from a number of Kent County schools are pitching in to help fund a new shelter for West Michigan Arab and Muslim women. The...

From Immigrant to Valedictorian and Millennium Scholar

When Kaleab Mamo arrived in Michigan from his native Ethiopia, he started his freshman year at Creston High School speaking no English. Now, he’s finished...

Tech Center Students to Start Classes at Downtown Market

Quick!  How many places can you find high school students engaged in learning?  While you might be able to list some of the 60+...
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