The Rapidian

education

Mind Meets Music uses music to boost academic performance in vulnerable schools

by (GRTV)

Submitted 06-14-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Dr. Monique Salinas and Dr. Daniel Stauffer from Mind Meets Music discuss how the organization is using music to boost academic performance and literacy skills in underprivileged student...

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No stopping them now, these Grand Rapids kids are on the move

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

At The Rapid, we provide more than just transportation. We’re the direct connection to jobs for many individuals. In fact, nearly 80 percent of The Rapid’s passengers board the bus to commute to and from work. We also help people manage...

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School News Network, a window into Kent County public schools

by (GRTV)

Submitted 03-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s segment of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Charles Honey, staff reporter and editor for School News Network (SNN) discusses news reporting inside public schools within the Kent ISD umbrella. SNN covers issues and opportunities...

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DeVos bought influence; corruption erased your vote

by (balexander)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under OPINION

cor·rup·tion kəˈrəpSH(ə)n/ noun noun: corruption; plural noun: corruptions 1.
 dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.   Yesterday, the power of money was displayed in the single-most irony...

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CARE Ballet dance mom shares her favorite part of a performance

by (careballet)

Submitted 01-30-2017 under NONPROFITS

This weekend CARE Ballet brings to stage “The Pied Piper,” a family-friendly tale of a piper who rids the village of rats. CARE dancers have rehearsed for weeks. Seamstresses have altered costumes. Volunteer parents assembled sets at...

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Kent ranks twenty-sixth out of 83 Michigan counties for child well-being

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-18-2017 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase features Annemarie Valdez, Executive Director at First Steps Kent. Valdez discusses some disappointing Kent County statistics related to child well-being and reading proficiency and First Steps...

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A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career

by (World Affairs C...)

Submitted 01-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) The last several years have seen a backlash towards globalization, as seen by political rhetoric that brought electoral victory to Donald Trump; the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom last summer; and rising nationalism in Europe...

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Growing Up Blandford Campaign seeks to increase capacity for Blandford Nature Center

by (GRTV)

Submitted 01-04-2017 under NONPROFITS

In this week’s episode of GRTV’s NPO Showcase, Corey Turner, Development Manager at Blandford Nature Center, discusses the Growing Up Blandford Campaign and how this community-supported effort will help Blandford welcome even more...

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"Not relaxing or easy," students try living a month of poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-14-2016 under NONPROFITS

College students are used to the idea of living on a budget, but acting out the life of a low-income West Michigan family adds a new dimension to their perception of poverty. “I believe any experiential learning is superior to lecture-based...

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Local professor engages social work students in understanding poverty

by (Access of West ...)

Submitted 11-04-2016 under NONPROFITS

Every fall, Greg Scott dons a sheriff costume and gives his students the opportunity to experience poverty firsthand. He hasn’t missed one in 16 years. Scott is a professor of social work at Kuyper College and also serves as the Social Work...

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