WMCAT teen headed to Carnegie Hall to receive award

by (wmcat)

Submitted 03-29-2013 under NONPROFITS

WMCAT Teen Artist Jason Bursley won a national Silver Key from the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for photography. Bursley, his mom Erin Bursley and WMCAT staff are traveling to New York City in May so Jason Bursley can receive his award in...

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Open Letter to Theresa Weatherall Neal, Supertintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools

by (crestongr)

Submitted 11-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Thank you for the opportunity to talk. I have lived in Northeast Grand Rapids all my life except for a couple of college years. My K-12 education was in the Grand Rapids Christian Schools; my wife also grew up in NE Grand Rapids but attended GRPS [...

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GRPS to hold community meetings for proposed Transformation Plan

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-02-2012 under NEWS

Following the release of the proposed Transformation Plan from Grand Rapids Public Schools, the administration is holding a series of parent-student-community meetings to help those affected get informed and ask questions. "Superintendent Neal...

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Interfaith Service and Discussion at Dominican Center

by (DominicanCenter...)

Submitted 09-14-2012 under NONPROFITS

Prayer Service and Discussion Sunday, September 16 In support of the International Day of Peace, the Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids are hosting a prayer service and discussion. All are invited to Dominican Chapel at Marywood this Sunday, September...

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KVO/CBOT students remember 9-11

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 09-13-2012 under NONPROFITS

KVO/CBOT, along with the entire Grand Rapids Public School, were asked, by Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal, M.Ed, to participate and remember the victims of 911 with a moment of silence.  With classrooms throughout the greater Grand...

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City, schools join forces to inform local citizens with We Are GR initiative

by (Holly)

Submitted 08-02-2012 under NEWS

This week, the City of Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) revealed their most recent collaboration, We Are GR. We are GR is a triannual publication, augmented by a website, Facebook page and Twitter account, that aims to provide...

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Cook Arts Center hosts student exhibit of artwork centered on immigration, injustice

by (GAAH)

Submitted 05-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Almost three months ago, teacher Alex Escamilla's 8th grade journalism students sat in the art studio at the Cook Arts Center, waiting to be introduced to local artist Reyna Garcia. Some of them chatted while others goofed off, and a few waited...

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LINC joins statewide collaborative calling for an increased commitment to education

by (LINC UP)

Submitted 02-28-2012 under NONPROFITS

On Thursday March 1, 2012, LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. will join with the Michigan Organizing Collaborative, the Micah Center and the community as a whole to shift our state’s conversation towards education. A press conference will be...

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KVO & CBOT work in collaboration with Kent County Health Department

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 01-10-2012 under NONPROFITS

Life skills are a large part of the KVO & CBOT’s curriculum. What are life skills? These are skills that many of us may take for granted. Yet the students in Grand Rapids Public Schools Kent Vocational Options program, serving student with...

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Continuum of instruction provided for local special education services

by (KVO and CBOT)

Submitted 12-07-2011 under NONPROFITS

As you may have read in our December 2nd article, Kent Vocational Options and Community Based Occupational Training (KVO & CBOT) works in cooperation with Grand Rapids Public Schools Nutrition Services to provide vocational training to...

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