Catalyst Radio: Open Book Project encourages students to define success for themselves

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-11-2011 under NONPROFITS

Jamiel Robinson, one of the co-founders of The Open Book Project, joins us on air to share the philosophy of this after-school, urban tutoring program. In the four years since the program started, OBP has uncovered many unexpected reasons that...

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WMCAT students receive Scholastic Art Awards

by (luisa1071)

Submitted 01-12-2011 under NONPROFITS

   The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) entered student artwork into the Scholastic Art Awards and saw 28 of its students receive awards.  This is a significant accomplishment for students served by WMCAT’s...

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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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A SOS (Shape our Schools) Call To the Creatives, From a Creative

by (LisaRoseGR)

Submitted 09-08-2010 under OPINION

Both Lisa Rose Starner and Seth Starner collaborated on this piece. Grand Rapids is brimming with creativity, and it's this talent that is painting a new face on Grand Rapids. These creatives aren't just relegated to the artist's studio – these...

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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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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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