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SNN 10th Anniversary

Parents learn English, form school connections

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in November 2014, profiles the Parent Education Program helping Kelloggsville parents learn English and remove barriers to family involvement.

Love of programming is in the code

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in April 2015, examines the “joy of writing code” as experienced by members of Dutton Elementary’s after-school Code Club.

Dads demonstrate dedication to students and learning

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in February 2015, talks to fathers who are discovering the ins and outs of public education thanks to the WATCH D.O.G.S. program.

Northview grad is a future forest mapper 

It’s been nearly six years since Calder Burton inspired what quickly became one of our most popular series, Meet The Future. We recently checked back in with Calder, at a park, because — you’ll read why.

A decade in, teaching is still all about relationships

The world of education has changed significantly in the past decade; no one knows that better than the educators who have seen it firsthand, like middle-school teacher Courtney Gritter. 

Teaching young leaders: Freshmen leave class more confident, compassionate

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in March 2014, looks at a teen leadership program designed to help Kentwood freshmen “take the steering wheel in their personal lives.

Middle-schoolers join EGR’s Engage 1:1 program

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in fall 2013, takes a look at the changes in instruction when East Grand Rapids first rolled out the 1:1 model of a laptop for each middle-school student.

Students study whether city’s rapids should return

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in January 2014, follows Grand Rapids Public students as they study the Grand River’s dams and its former rapids — a topic that continues to be in the news today.

‘My kids are counting on me’

In conjunction with SNN’s first decade of education reporting, we sat down with teacher Amber Powell to talk about her first 10 years in education: the changes she’s seen, the new perspectives she’s gained and the dreams she has for the future.

Sandy Hook anniversary: Schools, parents support new safety measures

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in December 2013, examines what school safety measures looked like throughout Kent ISD districts just one year after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.

Music teacher awakens ‘dead guys,’ seals grant money, gets students moving

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, your School News Network team is re-publishing some early stories from each school district. This story, originally published in June 2014, profiles a Comstock Park teacher who provides a “full-body, hands-on experience” for students in her elementary music classes.
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