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District welcomes new administrators, ready to ‘lead through uncharted waters’

New administrators share their thoughts on starting their posts during a pandemic...

Districts ponder how to keep students learning, engaged

Teachers are challenged to keep their style of instruction intact with students who are socially distanced and, often, not in the building at all...

Inspired by a young girl’s thoughts

Cora Hovernale won a $200 prize in the art category in a contest hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills...

‘No ordinary person’

Over the course of almost four decades as an athletic trainer, East Kentwood’s Dan Chappell impacted many. His death is leaving a big void...

Kentwood eases into in-person instruction with two-week remote start

All students will begin school remotely today, with plans for those who choose to return in person to do so on Tuesday, Sept. 8...

While embracing her roots, student leader steps forward

The daughter of Vietnamese immigrants, Quyen Tran was instrumental in elevating the work of the Asian Student Union at East Kentwood High School. She is now headed to Harvard with a sense of purpose and humanitarian goals...

Students speak out on protests, call for ‘a better America tomorrow’

For area students, the ongoing protests over police brutality could be a teachable moment, a call to action or both...

District honored for Capturing Kids Hearts

The district has used the model for 14 years to build relationships, improve climate and culture and boost attendance and academics...

Teachers tap into one another’s knowledge for remote teaching

Educational technologist Brooke Storms created this list of remote learning resources, complete with free tutorials and getting-started guides...

Creating art anywhere

A new reality of art lessons during the pandemic is the resource savviness required to make it work, technologically and material-wise...

‘Following a map and the sky’

Adjy Jean spent years as an unaccompanied youth, displaced and moving from country to country. Now, after three years settled in Michigan, he will graduate from East Kentwood High School...

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...

‘No prerequisites for being taught to read and write’

The Literacy Center at Discovery Elementary serves students with focused instruction and the belief that all students can benefit from being taught to read and write...

Fancy F’s and elegant L’s

This teacher gives her students extra credit for completing vocabulary assignments in cursive...

Third graders have the solution to organizing toys in messy bedrooms

Students at Discovery and Explorer elementary schools are creating prototypes for toy storage containers by using the design thinking process...

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...
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