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Innovative Program Adds Technology and Changes Classroom Structure

Using the netbooks provided by the school, fifth graders Kelly Hung and Brandon Singer completed their research on zoology as a teacher pointed out...

Livestream Turns Students Into TedHeads

Editor’s note: Nardy Baeza Bickel was among the core volunteer group for the TEDxGrand Rapids Livestream for Education. When veteran teacher and avid outdoors...

Press ‘n Go

Buying lunch at Kentwood Public Schools will soon only take the press of two fingers on a scanner. A new biometric system, being phased...

Diverse Dishes – Food Service Staff Learn Creative Ways to Mix Up Menus

Getting students excited about what’s on their lunch trays takes a mix of the right ingredients. Plus, it requires tapping into youthful curiosity, said Mo...

Leading With Care

For one day each December, students in the Crossroads Alternative High School leadership class work in assembly-line format, packing hundreds of items into care...

Her electrifying style

Abby Bolen stands alone in a small room, the vibrantly painted viper violin positioned on her shoulder, her bow moving fast and intense. She...

No Debate About it: Debating Skills are Valuable

The mere idea of debating on stage may cause some to break out in hives, but students are usually far from tongue-tied by the...

Ninth-grade Students Connect with Second-graders through Books

“Waxy the Candle was very sad. He was teased and bullied until he went mad,” read ninth-grade student Kim Tran to Brookwood Elementary students....

Students Get To Know Each Other Over ‘Mixed-Up’ Lunch

While eating lunch with a random group of peers, Valleywood Middle School eighth-grade classmates discussed what they can’t live without. “I can’t live without my...

Kentwood Students Begin Kenyan Water Project with Journey of Their Own

Water splashed and faces grimaced as Challenger Elementary students took on the task of hoisting buckets containing about 20 pounds of water a short...

Students Support Cancer Research at Van Andel Institute

When five East Kentwood High School seniors were looking for a way to support breast cancer research, they looked locally to the Bart Williams...
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