WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned teachers who work at church-run schools from filing discrimination lawsuits against their employers, ruling that the Constitution’s protection for religious liberty exempts church schools from state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel on Tuesday announced Michigan was spearheading a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over the distribution of funding under a federal coronavirus relief package.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday unveiled her roadmap to reopen Michigan’s schools, and Grand Haven resident Kevin Polston – who was on the 25-person committee to help shape that plan – said the biggest challenge the committee faced was striking a balance on coming up with a plan that is bot…
The staff of The Bucs’ Blade, Grand Haven High School’s student media outlet, capped one of its most successful school years with the news that it earned 31 individual awards – including a prestigious Spartan Award for overall excellence – from the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.
Michigan’s K-12 schools must put in place an extensive safety plan before they reopen in the fall to in-person instruction, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday afternoon in presenting a 63-page report.
MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College will offer a combination of in-person and online instruction when the fall semester classes begin Aug. 24.
LANSING — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature proposed Tuesday a $1.3 billion plan to help the state’s K-12 schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, saying districts should have flexibility to start when they want and to offer remote instruction as an alternative if necessary.
MUSKEGON — For the fifth time in eight years, Muskegon Community College faculty member Mark Verhoeven has been recognized by the CISCO Networking Academy as an advanced-level instructor, a select annual honor reserved for the top 25 percent of the academy’s 26,500 instructors worldwide base…
LANSING — Republicans who control the Michigan Legislature will propose a $1.3 billion one-time funding boost to help K-12 schools reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the roughly 1,600 Illinois public school teachers who are retiring this month, stepping away from the classroom in the midst of a global pandemic that shuttered schools is proving especially heartrending.
ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University recently announced the names of students who were placed on its Dean’s List for the winter semester, which concluded in April.
NORTON SHORES — Western Michigan Christian High School recently broke ground on a new turf soccer field and baseball field, and is in the process of adding two new middle school classrooms, as well.
GRANDVILLE — Congressman Bill Huizenga announced Wednesday that Jody Brown, a student at Zeeland East High School, is the winner of the 2020 Second Congressional District Art Competition.
LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that K-12 schools can reopen for in-person instruction as long as Michigan’s successful containment of the coronavirus doesn’t lapse, subject to safety rules she will announce June 30.
Editor’s note: Inside today’s Tribune is our 2020 Graduation Edition, featuring the names and photos of our local high school graduates. The following is Grand Haven High School Senior Class President Caleb Berko’s letter to his classmates. We’ve featured letters from other class representat…
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Ever since the day Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the closure of Michigan’s K-12 schools due the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, Grand Haven High School officials have clung to one thing – they would find a way to honor their senior class.
Elise Zander, daughter of Shane and Angela Zander, has been named Spring Lake High School’s Rotary Student of the Month for May. She was honored by the Spring Lake Rotary at the club’s virtual meeting on May 15.
FRUITPORT TWP. — While most schools across Michigan are playing a wait-and-see game in regards to graduation, Fruitport Calvary Christian held its ceremony as planned Friday night.
Fruitport Calvary Christian's seniors gathered Friday night for their graduation. The ceremony is normally held indoors, but due to COVID-19 concerns, this year's event took place on the lawn in front of the school.
MUSKEGON — The Bay Window, Muskegon Community College’s student newspaper, has won 16 awards in the annual statewide competition sponsored by the Michigan Community College Press Association.
FENNVILLE — In addition to ensuring students have access to remote learning materials, teachers and staff at Fennville Middle School have undertaken a new venture: a YouTube channel.
Hannah Smith brought her trumpet along on Thursday’s Grand Haven High School graduation parade, because being in band has been such a huge part of her high school career.
Muskegon Community College will hold a weeklong virtual Commencement on June 22-26 to honor its Class of 2020 graduates, MCC President Dale K. Nesbary announced in an email to the campus community Tuesday.
LANSING (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday it is her “hope” that K-12 schools can reopen for in-person instruction in the fall and created an advisory council to recommend ways to ensure a safe and equitable return.
Earlier this year, Grand Haven Area Public Schools administrators asked a challenging question: How can we blend hands-on learning with philanthropy and create an opportunity to engage students who were not already involved in other extracurricular activities?
With school buildings closed for the remainder of the school year, students ages 18-26 with special needs in the Young Adults Services (YAS) program continue to learn work and life skills at home that will allow them to enter adult life as independently as possible – with help from dedicated…
Today, voters in the Grand Haven Area Public Schools district are being asked to approve an operating millage renewal proposal.
ALLENDALE — Grand Valley State University President Philomena V. Mantella said the school is preparing for students to return to campus for in-person instruction in the fall.
President Donald Trump says states should "seriously consider" reopening their public schools before the end of the academic year, even though dozens already have said it would be unsafe for students to return until the summer or fall.
WEST OLIVE — The Ottawa Area Intermediate School District and local community groups recently donated toys, cleaning products and other items to 40 child care providers throughout Ottawa County who have answered the call to care for children of essential workers in response to the governor’s…
DETROIT (AP) — Officials at two Michigan community colleges are unsure of what to expect this fall because registration has dropped for the summer session amid the coronavirus outbreak.