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Community members call for accountability from GRPS regarding assault investigations against personnel, heater issues at Union High

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 11-21-2018 under NEWS

The Grand Rapids Board of Education held its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. in the Administration Building. Eleven community members spoke during the public comment time, most concerned with the investigations...

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Neighborhood schools are being gentrified, but they don't have to be

by (MaverickLaw)

Submitted 08-20-2018 under OPINION

An issue that is becoming rapidly important to the Grand Rapids community is the gentrification of neighborhood elementary schools. No one quite understands how it happens, or even why it happens. All we know up to this point is that homes in...

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D.A. Blodgett - St. John's hosts annual Backpack and School Supply Drive

by (D.A. Blodgett S...)

Submitted 07-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

For most children, the first day of school is full of excitement. Unfortunately, for many children that excitement is often overshadowed by worry and embarrassment about being unable to purchase school supplies. The 12th Annual Backpack and School...

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Free Educator Day at Grand Rapids Public Museum, John Ball Zoo

by (Grand Rapids Pu...)

Submitted 07-24-2018 under NONPROFITS

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) and John Ball Zoo are hosting a Free Educators Day on Monday, August 13 for teachers to learn about educational opportunities at both locations in the coming school year.   Teachers and educators can...

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Shawmut Hills needs more than great teachers, it needs investment from GRPS

by (SaraMelton)

Submitted 05-22-2018 under OPINION

Dear Board of Education,   I want to thank GRPS for being a place where I can raise children who see the world at large, where all languages are encouraged, differences are celebrated, and where my boys are learning side by side with families...

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market hosts free Spring Break activities for kids on April 4

by (Downtown Market GR)

Submitted 03-27-2018 under NONPROFITS

On April 4, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market will host Lil Green Thumbs: Spring Break in the Greenhouse, a free event for kids and families, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Families looking for something fun to do with the kids during Spring Break can...

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Still in tears for our students after school walkout

by (crestongr)

Submitted 03-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

By Kymie Spring, Community Organizer, Creston Neighborhood Association I went to City High Middle School well before Columbine or any of the massacres that followed. We felt totally safe then. Later, when I taught elementary school, we had fire...

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GRPS school walkout endorsement hinders, not helps students advocate for gun reform laws

by (Anonymous)

Submitted 03-12-2018 under OPINION

The tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida has provoked a surge of activism in students across the nation, including we Grand Rapids students who have planned to walkout in solidarity with the other demonstrators across the country on Wednesday, March...

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GRPS gets ready for school walkout, discusses gun violence, school security

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 03-09-2018 under NEWS

Grand Rapids Public Schools announced on February 22, 2018 that it would stand by and support students in their advocacy for gun reform by supporting the Wednesday, March 14, 2018 school walk-out. This walkout was organized by teens nationally in...

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Refugee students serve those in need at Union High School

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 03-03-2017 under NONPROFITS

If you need food and you visit the Mobile Pantry at Union High School, chances are the person who serves you will be a refugee. Refugee students, explains school improvement facilitator Halima Ismail, are at the heart of Union's partnership with...

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