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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...

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...
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