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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...

Lowell, Rockford secondary students returning to classrooms

Citing recent trends in the decreasing number of COVID-19 cases in their communities, Lowell Area Schools and Rockford Public Schools are planning to take one step closer to 'normal' next week...

For MLK Day, educators discuss improving equity in education

A leading advocate on equity in education says Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy requires educators to dig deeper into making sure all students have what they need to thrive...

Local teachers awarded grants for resiliency by new LMCU program

Three Rockford Public Schools teachers were among 25 honored in Michigan and Florida recently for the resilience they have shown in an unprecedented school year...

Mental health checks and career exploration find virtual home in school districts

A tool students can use with their phones is opening doors to careers -- many of them local -- and giving administrators a read on emotional wellness...

First-time presidential voters take ‘a very important step’

Students from six Kent County high schools share the experience of voting for president for the first time...

For school business officers, an ‘incredibly frenzied’ year

Being a school district business manager is a big job in the best of times. But doing the job during COVID-19? A challenge to say the least...

Better-than-expected K-12 budget brings relief, unknowns remain

State legislators approved a flat per-pupil foundation grant and a one-time increase of $65 per pupil following tumultuous months of uncertainty...

The year of learning differently

SNN asked a sampling of students from across the county how it’s going for them so far in a school year of multiple instruction models...

Food ‘angels’ support hungry kids through pandemic

They work all across Kent County, guardian angels with peanut butter on their hands and crumbs on their shirtsleeves...

Two local districts ask voters to approve funding proposals

The Cedar Springs and Lowell school districts are going to voters Aug. 4 with proposals to improve buildings, grounds and educational technology...

The Class of 2020: learning to roll with it

From 9/11 to the coronavirus, the Class of 2020 saw and experienced tremendous change within their school careers and young lives...

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...

‘I’m a 2020 grad, and wouldn’t want it any other way’

Across Kent County schools had to scramble to revamp graduation activities in a time of COVID-19...
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