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In Honor of Those Who Served

Editor's note: Schools across Kent County observed Veterans Day with a variety of events. Here is a sampling.Byron CenterBoys Scouts brought up the...

Fred Thorne: 47 Years of Service to Children

Fred Thorne gave all but 30 of his 77 years to the children of Sparta and Kent County as a quietly competent and humble...

Students Hope to Save Lives with Honored Video

Brooke Buchanan and Molly Growney admit they sort of assumed their teacher was giving them busy work when he assigned them a project at...

‘When Trouble Came to Find Me, She Was There’

Lexis Pearson was a self-described troublemaker when she was in seventh grade. Her poor choices led her to the office of social worker Brooke...

Superintendents Support Students In the Face of DACA Decision

As a mother and grandmother, Teresa Weatherall Neal knows well the value of family. And as superintendent of nearly 17,000 Grand Rapids Public Schools...

Teachers Stock Up on Class Supplies, with Help

Wyoming's Parkview Elementary School teachers demonstrated their love for new school supplies at the Teacher Resource Store, where they left with cartloads of notebooks,...

Six Teachers Seek National Board Credentials

Big names in teaching in Kent County – Michigan Teachers of the Year for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 – have joined forces to share the...

A Year in America, and Then Some

In his year of study at Wyoming High School, Triet Vu learned a lot of things about America and its education system that were...

‘A Great Big World Out There’

Experiencing faraway lands is important to staff and students at Kelloggsville and Comstock Park high schools. What impact does globe-trotting have on students, and...

Student Brings STEM to Nearby District

A Central Woodlands fifth-grader turned a little TV-watching time into a golden opportunity to reach students who maybe haven't had the same opportunities she...

A Bridge Between Late Childhood and Young Adult

As nine Rockford Freshman Center students munched on tacos she provided, Assistant Principal Kelly Amshey threw them an open-ended question."How are we doing to...

Tuned In, Turned Off and Taking Action

A dozen high school students were talking about the first presidential debate. They weren’t too impressed with Hillary Clinton, but even less so with...

Up Close with In-Demand Careers

Beginning a career in manufacturing after high school can pay off fast, said industry rep. Angie Huyghe.An apprentice in the toolroom can make a...

Two Local Schools Pinned with National Blue Ribbon Honor

Elementary schools in East Grand Rapids and Byron Center were two of 13 Michigan schools that were recently named National Blue Ribbon Schools by...

Welcoming Our Newest, Most Vulnerable Students, Families

Tula Khadka remembers what it was like all too well. Arriving in West Michigan from Nepal in 2013, he didn’t know much English or...

300 Area Students Get Inside Local Companies on Groundhog Shadow Day

Miko Poot’s father worked with his hands, and that’s what the Wyoming High School senior imagines he’ll spend his professional life doing. But just...
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