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District leaders: equalized state funding historic step toward equity

A $17 billion school spending plan for the first time equalizes per-pupil funding for all schools in Michigan – a prime goal of Proposal A more than 25 years ago...

Students join community in honoring fallen heroes

Students from clubs dedicated to character-building take part in the seventh annual Freedom Cruise, a community-wide event honoring Gold Star families...

Local education leaders tapped for prestigious program

The 2022 Leadership Grand Rapids cohort includes five people with connections to K-12 education...

Hurray, it’s back-to-school! Now what?

Educators and students across Kent County are excited by the return to in-person learning but face uncertainties around masking and the resurgent virus...

Broadband network nears completion

The $4.4 million price tag for some 120 miles of fiber is covered by the ISD’s General Capital Projects Fund...

Students earn accolades for creative writing

Two Michigan-based writing contests honored students in Kent County for their thoughtful work in poetry and essay writing...

Your district’s summer programs at-a-glance

Area public school districts are gearing up to provide K-12 programs this summer to address learning loss impacted by the coronavirus pandemic...

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...

State grants to help students explore education careers

A staffing shortage comes at a time when districts not only need more educators in general to replace an aging workforce, but also more diverse educators...

District shifts to hybrid schedule for two weeks

An increase in quarantined students and the number of students in isolation has led to a shift to hybrid instruction at West Middle School and Byron Center High School...

Students, professionals discuss impact of pandemic on well-being

This year’s Wedgwood’s State of the Child online event brought together local ninth-12th grade students and community leaders and experts to discuss the ongoing impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Grateful to ‘bee’ in person

Twenty regional winners competed for the chance to represent West Michigan at the National Spelling Bee. This was the first time some students competed in an in-person event since the pandemic began...

Calling all young poets: we want your work!

The Kent District Library is now accepting submissions to the annual Write Michigan Teen Poetry Contest through Sunday, April 4...

Black history lessons ‘acknowledge the great leaders that came before us’

In Byron Center, kindergartners are learning about Black leaders throughout history, while in Kelloggsville, high schoolers are engaged all year in learning about the excellence of Black innovators and trailblazers...

Career exploration goes virtual

More than 1,700 students from Kent County and beyond took part in this year’s Groundhog Shadow Day event, the highest attendance ever...

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...
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