Grand Rapids Public Schools

Community forum discussed future of GRPS

by (alexfluegel)

Submitted 11-03-2011 under NEWS

On Tuesday, November 1, GR V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteer Opportunities and Involvement with Community Education)  hosted a community forum at Gerald R. Ford Middle School to discuss the future of Grand Rapids Public Schools, including the upcoming...

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It's all about the kids

by (nancyfinney)

Submitted 10-13-2011 under OPINION

My father teaches American history, so I value education and think its quality is crucial for the advancement of our nation. This past year I served at-risk youth in a Grand Rapids elementary school through Americorps. During this experience I...

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Hillcrest 1 and 2 Classrooms venture out into a Micro-Industry

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 10-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

 Hillcrest 1 and 2 classrooms, part of Grand Rapids Public Schools Kent Vocational Options Program, are utilizing the Fulton Street Farmers Market as part of their curriculum.  Every Friday until Christmas these two classrooms will be...

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Kent Vocational Options at ArtPrize 2011

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 10-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Students and teachers from the Grand Rapids Public School's Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training program (KVO & CBOT), First Place 1 Classroom found a representation of their S.O.A.R. theme at ArtPrize 2011. S.O....

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$446 million Michigan taxpayer dollars to teen pregnancy each year

by (mafteium)

Submitted 12-16-2010 under OPINION

In the United States, statistics about teenage sexual activity are staggering. A study in Vital and Health Statistics by Abma, et. al., shows that by age 15, 13% of girls and 15% of boys have engaged in sexual intercourse, and by 18, nearly 60% of...

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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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Taxes raised, incumbents defeated in GRPS school board election

by (mattsimoto)

Submitted 05-05-2010 under NEWS

The results from the Tuesday, May 4 election are in, all 71 voting districts have reported, and the Grand Rapids Public Schools district has two new board members. Challengers Jon O'Connor and Mauren Quinn Slade defeated two incumbents Amy C....

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You, with your ear to the ground!

by (dennetmint)

Submitted 04-27-2010 under OPINION

From The Rapidian staff: During our press pit last week about breaking news, Grand Rapids Press' Web Producer Kate Nagengast made some very good points. It was the day after a cancelled Grand Rapids Public Schools board meeting. Emotions were...

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1,200 GRPS Students Exhibit at UICA!

by (UICA)

Submitted 03-17-2010 under NONPROFITS

Each year, UICA is host to one of the most vibrant and eclectic exhibitions in Grand Rapids. This city-wide art show celebrates the creativity of over 1, 200 students from 73 public and shared-time schools within the Grand Rapids Public Schools....

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Obesity in Grand Rapids

by (weekst)

Submitted 12-11-2009 under NEWS

Written by: Tammy Weeks, Logan Brenk, Afton Seeley, and Christopher Brinks, Frederik Meijer Honors College, Grand Valley State University For the first time in human history, the number of overweight people rivals the number of underweight people.…...

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