education

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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Lives of the non-religious: meet the members of CFI

by (ellenlundgren)

Submitted 12-13-2011 under LOCAL LIFE

Center for Inquiry Michigan may not be a widely known group, but members report that it has become a very important haven for area non-believers. Center for Inquiry (CFI) is an international non-profit that "encourages evidence-based inquiry...

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Continuum of instruction provided for local special education services

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 12-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

As you may have read in our December 2nd article, Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO & CBOT) works in cooperation with Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Services to provide vocational training to...

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Community forum discussed future of GRPS

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 1, GR V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Opportunities and Involvement with Community Education)  hosted a community forum at Gerald R. Ford Middle School to discuss the future of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including the upcoming...

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Literacy Center collects 4,289 books for Family Literacy Program

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 10-21-2011 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan surpassed their goal of collecting 2,000 children’s books by collecting 4,289 books. Books for Bedtime, which ran from September 20-October 11, was the first book drive that the Literacy Center has hosted....

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It's all about the kids

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 10-13-2011 under OPINION

My father teaches American history, so I value education and think its quality is crucial for the advancement of our nation. This past year I served at-risk youth in a Grand Rapids elementary school through Americorps. During this experience I...

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