The Rapidian

education

Google is Good for Grand Rapids & Grand Rapids is Good for Google

by (Suzanna LaCroix)

Submitted 03-22-2010 under NEWS

Families, business people, college students, politicians, unemployed workers, company owners, educators and high school students came out Friday, March 19 to Calder Plaza to support the nomination of Grand Rapids as a test city for Google Fiber....

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Grand Rapids Central High School JROTC

by (Michael Tuffelmire)

Submitted 12-28-2009 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids Central High School is the city’s oldest public high school. It has seen such graduates as Astronaut Roger B. Chaffee and Former First Lady Betty Ford. It is also home to the city’s oldest JROTC program. There has been concern from...

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Global Conservation Series

by (grdominicans)

Submitted 12-17-2009 under NONPROFITS

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is offering a five-session program to encourage and support the desire to care for creation. This program is specifically designed to enable people of the Judeo-Christian faith tradition to gather...

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GRPS: The Effect of Poverty on Educational Attainment

by (fikj)

Submitted 12-13-2009 under NEWS

Student and family poverty negatively effects educational proficiency and children ability to learn. Written by: Joshua Fik, Daina Salayon, Kenny Spicer, Bob Hutek; Frederik Meijer Honors College; Grand Valley State University. In the midst of...

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Reboot the Economy? Reboot Education

by (markrumsey)

Submitted 11-14-2009 under OPINION

 In a poorly performing national economy Michigan is currently one of its worst players. Our un-employment rate hovers around 15%, not to mention the unreported stats, under-employment and low wage jobs. We also have been seeing the effects of...

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Turning time into money, helping plan 2010 Special Events

by (BGC Grand Rapids)

Submitted 11-10-2009 under NONPROFITS

Time is often a commodity taken for granted. The average person wants to do a bucket list full of things but usually ends up not being able to find the time. With the economy as it is today, there is no better time to commit the time to making a...

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Happy Endings Thanks to Carol's Ferals

by (NicoleCapizzi)

Submitted 10-03-2009 under NEWS

After six weeks of separation, Sugar the cat was happily reunited with her owner.  This may not have been possible without the help of a caring bystander, Sugar's microchip, and Carol's Ferals.  This was the first time Sugar had ever...

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People First Language

by (DSAWM)

Submitted 09-23-2009 under NONPROFITS

Words Shape Attitudes – People First LanguageThe words that people use can help all individuals to lead more complete and enriching lives.  Words can also create barriers and reinforce stereotypes.  The primary goal of this statement is to...

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