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Working to reduce chronic absenteeism

The Kent County School-Justice Partnership meets almost monthly to work to keep kids in school...

Envisioning classrooms of tomorrow

Educators and community leaders brainstormed their dream schools using Legos, and learned about research on how to best prepare students for today’s workforce, in a conference on reforming education called ‘Outsmarting the Robots’...

New childcare training program includes classroom with one-way mirrors

A new childcare training and certification program offers up to eight hours of college credits to high school juniors and seniors who enroll in the program at Kent Transition Center...

Kevin Philipps joins Kent ISD as new financial chief, likes education’s collaborative approach

After spending the last 13 years as an administrator at East Grand Rapids Schools, Kevin Philipps is the new Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services at Kent ISD...

Kent ISD chief looks ahead after high-profile firing

Kent ISD looking to restructure following dismissal of assistant superintendent...

Army of youth march to ‘fight for the world we will be living in’

Students from across Kent County put their science learning to work by taking part in the worldwide marches calling for action on climate change...

Michigan’s New ‘Read by Grade 3’ Law: A Guide for Parents

Parents helping their younger children transition into the regular routine of daily school attendance will find a new focus on reading as their schools and their teachers prepare students for Michigan’s new law requiring demonstrated reading competency to move from the third to fourth grade...

Kent ISD focused on improving outcomes for center-based special education students

Now that Kent ISD has completed its takeover of nine center-based special education programs, Director Paul Dymowski says it’s time to focus on improving outcomes for the nearly 1,400 students enrolled in the programs...

Virtual summer session growing at MySchool@Kent

MySchool@Kent summer session saw a record 403 students taking online courses...

Kent ISD researcher appointed to panel on A-F school grading scale

Sunil Joy, a data researcher for Kent ISD, is one of five education experts appointed to a peer review panel that will review the state’s new A-F grading scale for public schools...

Summertime means first time working for area students

A Summer Employment Program gives students crucial experience in the workplace...

‘Nobody more deserving’ than Maranda for Education Advocacy Award

WOTV4Women host Maranda, known for her annual Park Parties, infectious energy and approachable interviewing style, is the recipient of the Kent Intermediate Association of School Boards Education Advocacy Award for her contributions to children...

Shiny new equipment awaits students in welding program

The Tech Center’s new $1.5 million welding lab quickly fills all 100 spots for fall classes; finishing touches being placed on equipment and setup...

State legislators get schooled on effect of Michigan’s education cuts

School superintendents from Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties gave their state legislators an earful about how state funding cuts have impacted students during a meeting on Monday, June 24...

Student wins second straight grand prize in Congressional Art Competition

Northview senior Nick Ensing captures second straight grand prize in ArtFest 2019, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 3rd district...

What’s not to love? Bubbles, water, music, art and the Gardens

Hundreds of children and their families enjoyed a summer evening at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in May. This Laugh and Learn event takes place annually for families participating in Kent ISD’s Early Childhood programs...
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