Grand Rapids Public Schools

Community updates: Thursday, August 13

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-13-2020 under NEWS

Kent County Health Department reports decline in county’s new COVID-19 cases, urges face covering use for younger students Kent County's rate of new COVID-19 cases has declined since last week, the Kent County Health Department (KCHD)...

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Community updates: Tuesday, August 11

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Police Department releases draft strategic plan to improve policing Grand Rapids Police Department's (GRPD) Chief Eric Payne released a draft of the department's three-year strategic plan on Friday, which aims to improve police-...

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Community updates: Tuesday, August 4

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 08-04-2020 under NEWS

Gov. Whitmer strengthens enforcement of Michigan face covering, capacity orders Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued an executive directive on Tuesday to ensure enforcement of her COVID-19 response orders, including Michigan's face covering requirement...

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Community updates: Monday, July 27

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-27-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools starting school year online-only for first nine weeks Grand Rapids Public Schools’ (GRPS) Superintendent, Leadriane Roby, announced on Monday that the school district plans to start the 2020-21 school year online-...

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Community updates: Monday, July 20

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-20-2020 under NEWS

Grand Rapids leaders propose expanded mental health partnerships with police The City of Grand Rapids intends to expand partnerships between mental health professionals and the Grand Rapids Police Department (GRPD), it announced Monday. Within the...

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Community updates: Monday, July 6

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 07-06-2020 under NEWS

Kent County hosting food distribution event for residents impacted by pandemic Kent County’s Community Action (KCAA) department will be hosting a food distribution event on Thursday, with more than 50 pounds of food available for those...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Wednesday, March 25 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-25-2020 under LOCAL LIFE

Not a day has passed since Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s March 10 state of emergency declaration regarding the coronavirus outbreak that local and state developments haven’t unfolded with direct impact for Grand Rapids residents. Shared in...

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COVID-19 in Grand Rapids: Tuesday, March 17 updates

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 03-17-2020 under NEWS

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to more deeply permeate local life, new statements by various Grand Rapids organizations have been released to update residents on where their services and resources stand. Shared in this Tuesday, March 17, 2020...

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WMCAT Opens Fall Enrollment for 15th Year of Free Afterschool Programming

by (wmcat)

Submitted 08-29-2019 under NONPROFITS

The West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology (WMCAT) has opened its fall enrollment for arts and technology studios available to all Grand Rapids Public high school students. WMCAT will host an open enrollment information session for fall...

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Local school leaders say MSU study shows need for state funding reform

by (Charguitar)

Submitted 02-14-2019 under NEWS

  By Erin Albanese, School News Network In light of a new report on Michigan school finances, Kent County area superintendents say there’s no doubt more equitable school funding is needed. Findings show Michigan is dead last among...

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