education

ARTcation

by (UICA)

Submitted 05-14-2010 under NONPROFITS

ARTcation is a community wide collaboration between arts and humanities organizations that use downtown Grand Rapids as a learning laboratory. By combining our resources, we provide students with free programming that supports multi-sensory...

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Community Foundation Announces $207,000 in Education Grants

by (GRCommFound)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NONPROFITS

Three Grand Rapids Public elementary schools are receiving $91,000 in total grants from the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids Program, which recognizes area elementary schools demonstrating measurable success. In addition, 67 teachers and...

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GRCMC offering Verified Resume training program to youth ages 16-24.

by (GRCMC Media Ed)

Submitted 04-13-2010 under NONPROFITS

The Community Media Center is one of five sites selected to be part of a national Verified Resume Project funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation.  The CMC will train youth and also assist other Michigan based organizations, to create...

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The Local Beet: Growing a crop of smart, healthy Grand Rapidians

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 04-05-2010 under OPINION

Food, food, food – the topic of food has hit mainstream. Many of us have heard of the latest food blockbuster, Food Inc., listened to food expert Michael Pollan on Oprah, or have heard the British super chef Jamie Oliver, who is looking to remake...

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Low graduation rates affect community in many ways

by (jleff)

Submitted 03-29-2010 under OPINION

I was a straight B and C student all through high school with very little to show after leaving other than a degree. I never cared that much or tried all that hard. I knew from my junior year on that I was going to be a musician/recording engineer....

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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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