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School, city and college partner on public works class

Students will earn certifications and hands-on experience in the field. Those who complete the program are guaranteed a job interview...

A stroll through the city means a walk through art

The area’s youngest students discovered art in the city during a morning event offered by Project 1, by ArtPrize...

‘Bruno makes me feel happy and safe’

Cherry Creek third graders have taken a liking to newcomer Bruno, a therapy dog-in-training owned by teacher Brook Beaufait...

Student wins second straight grand prize in Congressional Art Competition

Northview senior Nick Ensing captures second straight grand prize in ArtFest 2019, the Congressional Art Competition for Michigan’s 3rd district...
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A window into two graduations!

Whether you're a high school student heading off to college or career, or a preschooler taking that next step toward kindergarten, graduation is a big deal...
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Students win prizes for short videos about compassion

Two local students made moving videos about caring and compassion, and were amply rewarded for their artistry...

Figuring out problems, not just learning about them

Third-grade teachers in Sparta, Northview, Kentwood and Wyoming are participating this year in a pilot program that ties Next Generation Science Standards-aligned lessons with lessons in math and literacy...

For some students, graduating takes five or six years — ‘and that’s OK’

Districts including Kentwood, Grand Rapids and Wyoming face distinct challenges in their four-year grad rates, partly because of their large immigrant/English-language learner populations. But they are making progress under the radar...

‘Only so much time, and so much to see’

This year’s event featured 116 employers showcasing more than 150 careers. Among the more than 10,000 students at DeVos Center, 300 were from the Kenowa Hills district, the most of any in Kent County...

EGR voters asked to renew & restore full rate for non-homestead property tax levy

Area voters will also see tax requests from six other school districts next Tuesday including Byron Center, Kelloggsville, Kentwood, Lowell, Rockford, and Sparta...

Inadequate funding – even in affluent districts – still short-changes students

It’s not just poorer districts feeling the pain from Michigan’s inadequate school funding, officials say. Higher-income districts are also pinched by the funding formula and having to make cuts...

Grant aims to ready middle schoolers for what comes after high school

Seventh-graders in four Wyoming school districts will receive tutoring, mentoring and career exploration opportunities via Grand Rapids Community College...
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A powerful message for adolescent girls: ‘Love yourself every day’

Girls from Grand Rapids, Kentwood and Wyoming Public Schools spent a day focused on self-esteem, health and wellness and just being themselves...

How best to get the jump on college? Students give the lowdown

These days, students have multiple ways to get credit for college courses – and save college tuition – while still in high school. We asked a few from East Kentwood and Rockford high schools which options they chose, and why...

AP or early college? What’s a student to do?

For college-bound students hoping to earn credits early and save on tuition, choosing the right kinds of courses for their particular programs can make a big difference...

Walking through the ‘door of opportunity’

Wyoming high school students Mounahinde (Terry) Almame and Rohim Mohammed visited Lisa Monroe and Jodi VanDam’s fifth-grade class to talk about their experiences as refugees...
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