Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was not on the ballot in the Michigan governor's race, but her legacy loomed over the campaign in her home state, which has the country's highest concentration of for-profit charter schools.
A 26-year partnership between the Careerline Tech Center’s Diesel/Heavy Equipment Mechanics program and a Grand Rapids-based heavy equipment dealer and service provider connects students to real-world job skills, mentors, learning opportunities and potential careers.
The students replaced hurtful words with positive ones on their classmates’ pictures in the school’s hallway on Thursday afternoon.
School: West Michigan Academy of Arts and Academics
The polar plunge began more than 10 years ago, according to GHHS teacher Derek Warner, who actually took the plunge twice Wednesday.
The position will be shared with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District during the school year. That officer will act as a backup and float around the county during the summer.
The school district's attorney is working with school leaders to formulate an appropriate response.
School: Griffin Elementary
Professional development and student learning were among the topics that community leaders learned more about Tuesday morning.
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Students are using their skills to solve real-world problems.
All area schools are closed today due to the heavy, wet snow that continues to fall in West Michigan.
Schools: Mary A. White Elementary and Rosy Mound Elementary
“Stone Soup is good,” said kindergartner William Siler.
Technology and digital literacy has become an integral part of education in the classroom, and keeping up with the changes can be challenging for schools.