Grand Rapids selected as pacesetter for exemplary work with young readers

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 06-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading has named Grand Rapids a Community Solutions PaceSetter for its leadership in addressing the challenges that keep many low-income students from learning to read. Grand Rapids is one of 124 cities, counties and...

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Teenagers are protesting, since when have they cared?

by (Alexis Gray)

Submitted 05-10-2012 under OPINION

As I am walking down the street I see young people standing up for something they believe in. These teenagers are from Tall Turf Ministries' Leaders In Training (L.I.T.) program and Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders (G.R.I.L.) through Madison...

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Expanding the School Day

by (San Juan Diego ...)

Submitted 04-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

In the summer of 2011 San Juan Diego Academy decided to join a small group of schools nationwide that offer expanded learning time during the school year.  These schools are redesigning and expanding the time allotted for learning in an effort...

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The power of neighborhood engagement in driving a movement

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 04-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

LINC's Neighborhood Engagement team has been an agent for change in our communities. The Believe 2 Become movement is inspiring parents and neighbors to look at the value of education in a new light. This movement is broad in scope and rich in...

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GRCC students, artists, local hip-hop community team up to make change

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 03-26-2012 under NEWS

Since 1993, national organization Camfed (the Campaign for Female Education) has been fighting poverty and AIDS by educating young women in impoverished areas of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana and Malawi, and the upcoming benefit offers Grand...

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Digital divide narrows with Comcast's "Internet Essentials"

by (Benjamin Siekmeier)

Submitted 03-09-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

All Grand Rapids families with children who receive free school lunches may qualify for Comcast's "Internet Essentials" program, which offers broadband internet for $9.95 per month and an optional netbook for $149.99. The program...

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Montessori students take a stand against bullying

by (eschroeder)

Submitted 03-07-2012 under LOCAL LIFE

20% of all children say they have been bullied. At Grand Rapids Montessori school, some students have decided to make an organized stand against bullying. “It’s not nice to see people being bullied, called names or feeling bad,”...

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Reading towards a brighter future

by (GRCC Compositio...)

Submitted 03-07-2012 under OPINION

This article was written by Samantha Wiers, Kelsey Sterkenburg, Katie Feikema, and Jared Bosveld for EN 102H: Digital Literacy at GRCC.  One book. One hundred and forty-four pages. Sixteen hundred...

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LINC joins statewide collaborative calling for an increased commitment to education

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 02-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday March 1, 2012, LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. will join with the Michigan Organizing Collaborative, the Micah Center and the community as a whole to shift our state’s conversation towards education. A press conference will be...

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The Grand Rapids Latino student achievement gap

by (San Juan Diego ...)

Submitted 02-25-2012 under NONPROFITS

Data from the Grand Rapids Public Schools shows that Latino students test scores lag behind their peers more each year as they progress academically. In third grade, according to MEAP scores, Latino students rank near the average. Latino student...

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