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Voters give a strong ‘yes’ to $192 million bond request

District voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a proposed $192.15 million bond that will pay for substantial school upgrades and a new year-round K-8 school, all without a tax increase...

Sensory room helps preschoolers regulate brains and bodies

Students can begin their day in a special sensory room or visit when they feel overwhelmed or overstimulated...

Students reflect on personal experiences as Asian Americans

Students respond to the spike in hate crimes, reflect on experiences as Asian American students...

Second-round interviews set for Kentwood superintendent

Two finalists will interview for superintendent of Kentwood Public Schools Wednesday, May 5...

Voters to consider bond, millage renewal

Tuesday, May 4, is Election Day and voters have issues on the ballot in just two public school districts, Kentwood and Kelloggsville...

Six to interview for superintendent position

Interviews will be held April 28 and 29. Community members, staff and students are encouraged to watch the interviews online...

Poet uses words to empower others, inspire change

Senior Thang Lian’s award-winning poetry tells his story. His activism shows his passion for his home country and making a difference...

Students explore the globe, zoom in on where they are from

The ongoing project is a way for the school’s 137 ELL students to learn more about where they are from and share it with others...

A fun classroom, by design

This fifth-grade teacher, a finalist for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science, loves to get her students involved in STEM projects using design thinking...

District works to increase staff diversity to mirror student population

Kentwood leaders say word of mouth brings teachers of color and those looking to teach in the most diverse district in the state. Staff members are trained to be aware of biases and remove them from the hiring process...

Students feel welcome in a district with ‘flags of every country’

In the state’s most diverse district, students weigh in on what it means to them to go to school with peers from all over the globe...

May 4 bond vote would fund new K-8 balanced calendar school, tech ed center

Voters will consider a $192.15 million bond proposal Tuesday, May 4 that if passed will fund a new K-8 school for students who opt for a balanced calendar school-year schedule, a new Career Technology Education Center and upgrades and enhancements to all district facilities...

Survey, search under way for new superintendent

Staff and community members can weigh in on what qualities, experiences and skills they’d like to see in their next superintendent...

Young constitutional scholars view current events, politics through historical lens

East Grand Rapids and East Kentwood high school We the People team members have qualified for the national competition, becoming well versed in civics and critical thinking along the way...

For MLK Day, educators discuss improving equity in education

A leading advocate on equity in education says Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy requires educators to dig deeper into making sure all students have what they need to thrive...

Teacher lights science up with creativity

As a child, Wendy Johnson’s curiosity led her to discover her passion for science. Now a ninth-grade biophysics teacher at East Kentwood, her passion transforms the average science class into a hub of student curiosity...
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