education

Catalyst Radio: Breaking down barriers and creating unique learning opportunities at WMCAT

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-29-2016 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   In this interview, host Jessica Young is in the studio with Mike Saunders -- movie producer, DJ, and teaching artist at WMCAT -- talking about how he...

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Education workshop seeks to build community for better schools at Neighborhood Summit

by (John Helmholdt)

Submitted 02-23-2016 under OPINION

It takes a village to raise a child. Congress Elementary is putting that thought into action. Five years ago, a handful of neighbors and community leaders met with then Congress Principal Bridget Cheney and Grand Rapids Public Schools...

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Principal of Shawmut Hills encourages neighbors to participate in Westside growth

by (SaraMelton)

Submitted 10-13-2015 under OPINION

The economic, environmental, and cultural health of a community rests heavily on vibrant public spaces and successful public schools. They are essential components of public infrastructure that take on pressing social concerns such as childhood...

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Bluegrass concert to benefit Education Foundation's individual scholarship fund

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 10-13-2015 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host a bluegrass concert featuring the Chapel Hill, N.C. band Mipso on October 22 at 7 p.m. to benefit the Education Foundation’s individual scholarship program. Mipso is a southern bluegrass trio...

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Alger Heights neighborhood launches new model for stormwater management

by (Calvin College)

Submitted 10-09-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

Sure I know that you are tired of hearing about it But most repeat the same theme over and over again, It’s as if they were trying to refine what seems so strange And off and important to them.   It’s done by everybody Because each...

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Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center presents The Sketches that Lived

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 10-07-2015 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, October 21, the Creative Youth Center (CYC), where kids become published authors, will host "The Sketches that Lived," a performance written and inspired by CYC kids and performed by professional adult actors. The show...

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Creative Youth Center begins fall programs

by (Grand Rapids Cr...)

Submitted 09-22-2015 under NEWS

Where do tales of world travel meet neighborhood lore? Where do curious kids intersect the jottings of an elusive poet-wanderer? And where do seemingly ordinary students reveal their true identities as talented, published authors? The Creative Youth...

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Burton Middle School principal, staff welcome students with Red Carpet Event

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 09-08-2015 under PLACE-MATTERS

As students head back to Grand Rapids Public Schools today, Burton Middle School (2133 Buchanan Ave SW) has literally rolled out the red carpet for them. "The Red Carpet Event was organized to encourage students to return back to school for...

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New program for older zoo-goers combines activity with education

by (NGarbaty)

Submitted 09-04-2015 under LOCAL LIFE

Adults ages 62 and up have a new opportunity to explore Grand Rapids while maintaining their body and mind. The Silver Explorer Series, created by John Ball Zoo and Priority Health, provides seniors with an inexpensive way to learn about and...

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Teens liven downtown with mini murals

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-26-2015 under NONPROFITS

In partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., six teen artists from the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology painted murals on utility boxes in the downtown core to honor public figures with a commitment to social justice. The teens worked...

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