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Maintaining the bridge

Schools being closed because of COVID-19 hasn't changed their mission or their focus, just the ways they get their job done...

A virtual world, and that includes board meetings

With permission from the governor, many area public school districts are entering new territory, hosting virtual board meetings...

Business as usual

While traditional brick-and-mortar schools had to close due to the statewide stay-at-home order, online learning continued for these students and staff...

Amid the virus gloom, schools shine rays of goodness

For every storm cloud there’s a rainbow on the horizon, and in the midst of coronavirus, there are plenty of bright spots to illuminate -- especially in the world of education...

Getting down to business

Through the inaugural Student StartUp Day, area high school students met with local professionals and learned what it takes to make an idea for a business a reality...

A year of adventure cut short

For many exchange students, the COVID-19 pandemic has meant going home early, missing key high school moments...

Stepping up to donate in a time of need

Tech Center, GRCC are among schools making large donations of equipment to help local health care professionals fight COVID-19...

Reaching students, helping families

Many students with disabilities need full-time care and receive speech, physical and occupation therapy through school. That typically requires physical interaction...

Making toys inclusive

A senior capstone project on how to adapt a toy for a child with limited mobility gives a group of students job skills in problem solving and life lessons in empathy...

What does the 2020 Census have to do with school lunch?

With some funding dependent on census data, school districts help spread the word on this key count of residents...

Sylvia James fills opening on Kent ISD School Board

Kent ISD’s School Board appointed Sylvia James to its five-member board after long-time member Bill Joseph retires...

Legislators, superintendents, students talk top issues in Michigan Schools

One lawmaker said it’s important for them to understand 'what it means on the ground and in real life for our educators'...

Program receives funding for three parent educators to serve areas of need

Bright Beginnings, a program which serves children from birth to kindergarten with home visits, playgroups and free screenings, is the recipient of $273,068 in millage funds to bring more services to families...

Thanks to local firm, students learn to virtually design car parts

A three-day program offered by AutoForm exposed a dozen engineering students in the second year of the Tech Center’s Engineering and Architecture Program to industry-level design...

Certified and ready to work

Adult education students are preparing for in-demand jobs while working toward their GEDs. Kent Career Tech Center’s hands-on courses for adults include phlebotomy, welding construction and IT...

Student leaders recognized with scholarships

Three area high school students were awarded the $500 Helen Claytor Achievement Scholarship last month at the YWCA’s 2019 Tribute Awards ceremony...
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