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Open letter to Forest Hills Public Schools superintendent from equity leaders, parents and alumni

Submitted 09-20-2016 under OPINION

In response to students from Forest Hills Central bringing a Betsy Ross flag and Trump political banner to a football game at Houseman Field against Ottawa Hills, many parents and leaders are calling for educational institutions to provide more critical thinking around issues of systemic racism.

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Forest Hills flag incident is teachable moment for adults: Consider the realities of others before acting

Submitted 09-20-2016 under OPINION

Actions have consequences that hurt other people, that’s why bullying is so bad.

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Why Grand Rapids Public Schools parents should give school lunch a chance

Submitted 09-19-2016 under OPINION

GRPS school meals are usually healthier that lunches from home

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A regular Tuesday night: The evolution of the city narrative

Submitted 09-15-2016 under OPINION

As a city that wants to invite in more art and more innovation, which in turn requires more diversity, is Grand Rapids ready to have more open conversations between folks with wildly different perspectives?

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The big picture: When you teach your kids racism, they will perform

Submitted 09-13-2016 under OPINION

It's hard to talk about what the Forest Hills kids have done because it's hard to admit you taught them how to be racist.

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Roosevelt Park releases community video of their own

Submitted 09-13-2016 under OPINION

The purpose of this video is to share how residents perceive their neighborhood, and also to make sure the rest of the city is aware of the unique culture, businesses and community that make Roosevelt Park a great place to live and to visit.

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Higher education's reliance on cheap teaching labor cheats students

Submitted 09-12-2016 under OPINION

The continued rise of underpaid part time teaching positions in local colleges negatively affects students and their learning environment.

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Equity Drinks to feature two local candidates for office at The Meanwhile

Submitted 09-06-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

"A Night with Chris Reader and Rachel Hood" will be on September 15, 2016 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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On accountability, doing the work and public discourse

Submitted 08-31-2016 under NONPROFITS

There is value in critically assessing the way crucial narratives are told and how these narratives impact the societies in which they circulate.

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Can Grand Rapids end homelessness?

Submitted 08-31-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

By the numbers, we should be capable of ending homelessness. But we aren’t, and our progress in that direction is too slow to keep up with our city’s breakneck growth.

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