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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...

‘All of their stories come together’

In a school district that is home to many not born in the U.S., seventh graders dive deep into learning about and welcoming newcomers from all over the world...

Musicians take on anything but classical

Forty-four students become immersed each morning in music styles ranging from bluegrass to alternative rock in the Anything But Classical Orchestra...

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...
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