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A and B student strives for success, from a motel room

A homeless Kent County teen talks about stressors, family, schoolwork and life in a motel...

They got the moves like coders

Hundreds of district students took part in the national Hour of Code...

Shooting for a greener school

They used design thinking to come up with solutions to make the school more environmentally friendly...

Reality 101

In East Kentwood High School’s personal finance class, students quickly learned what grown-up expenses take bites out of income...

Middle Schoolers help build, design underwater robot

It will play a significant role in a year-long environmental study of Buck Creek and its levels of pollutants...

Living in cars, campers, motels and ‘doubled-up,’ homeless students struggle to succeed

Schools -- urban, suburban and rural -- are seeing increased numbers of homeless students and fewer options for housing because of high rents and scarce vacancies...

Blessed by Brookelyn supports GRPS elementary school athletics

When Tonya Elias lost her daughter in a tragic accident five years ago, she decided to start a nonprofit in Brookelyn’s name, using the life insurance money received after her death...

Kaleidoscope of cultures

‘...It is of paramount importance that the community understands their stories,’ said a student organizer of the inaugural event at the school...

Blog competition leads to tall tales, descriptive writing

Each Friday teacher Todd Jongekrijg gives his fourth graders a topic for a weekly blog competition. They publish their blogs and comment on each other’s for points...

Remembering their sacrifice

With cards, visits, songs and poems, students took time on Veterans Day to honor those who have served...

‘It feels important’

Another benefit has been increased parental involvement. After parents watched the Tiger Talk segment about reading night, attendance doubled over last year’s event...

Learning under the trees

Local teachers who are mentoring the next generation of environmental stewards are benefiting from Groundswell's monthly programming...

Turning the page toward equity

An effort to increase diversity in books in the district has resulted in an allocation of $1,500 per teacher for new titles, and a continued priority to keep shelves stocked and current...

School, city and college partner on public works class

Students will earn certifications and hands-on experience in the field. Those who complete the program are guaranteed a job interview...

This musician’s swan song is sure to be just his start

After embracing cello instruction, East Kentwood High School senior passes huge music milestones, looks ahead to college...
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