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CHICAGO — Just because students might be returning to college campuses this fall doesn’t mean professors will be joining them.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Graduates and their families filled the parking lots of Grand Haven High School for a new kind of graduation Thursday evening.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Spring Lake High School’s seniors have overcome enough adversity over the past few months – they weren’t going to let a little rain dampen their spirits.

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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.

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Clayton Glasgow and many of his Laker classmates are heartbroken that they won’t walk across the stage and receive their diploma Sunday afternoon.

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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?

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When current high school juniors apply for post-secondary education, they might see some changes with requirements.

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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.

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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…

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As this year’s high school seniors wrap up their schoolwork from home, administrators are working on plans to celebrate the Class of 2020.

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Social distancing took a backseat to an outpouring of love and emotion in Fruitport on Tuesday afternoon.