Education News

GRPS holds parent expo for themed schools

10:13 PM, Jan 30, 2014

The We Are GR School Choice Expo is a free event for current and prospective students. In addition to dinner and activities for the students, parents were able to meet principals and staff from 15 themed schools in the district.

Superintendent David Sipka leaving MAISD

1:32 PM, Jan 30, 2014

Muskegon Area Intermediate School District Superintendent David Sipka is leaving his post.

Schools mull decision to cancel Friday

8:24 AM, Jan 24, 2014

Superintendents have to take a number of factors into consideration before making the call. Usually it's based on visibility, and road conditions.

Common core discussed at Kent County forum

10:01 PM, Jan 23, 2014

Last year, 45 states including Michigan, adopted these common core standards for reading and math. The standards are used in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Survey: Respect at school in decline

8:29 AM, Jan 23, 2014

A poll finds that fewer adults believe teachers respect parents or students - and that fewer believe parents and students respect teachers. In other words, just about every relationship in a school has soured a bit.

Snyder highlights family in push for school funding

3:02 AM, Jan 20, 2014

Governor Snyder's State of the State became personal.

GRPS leader begins district "listening tour"

8:27 AM, Jan 14, 2014

The superintendent of Grand Rapids Public Schools is asking parents for their report card on the district's transformation plan.

Power outages cancel some Ferris State classes

6:41 AM, Jan 14, 2014

The school says classes in Alumni, Automotive and the Prakken buildings are to resume about 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Kids wait for buses in cold as schools return

1:30 PM, Jan 8, 2014

The cold this morning was a bit tough for many kids to bear as they waited for the bus this morning.

Should 3rd graders who can't read well be held back

4:55 PM, Dec 15, 2013

If Michigan lawmakers follow Florida's lead by holding back third-graders with poor reading skills, the state would join a fast-growing movement across the country.

GVSU Hauenstein Center gets $1 million gift

7:51 AM, Dec 9, 2013

Philanthropist Ralph Hauenstein, 101, made the initial investment to begin the center, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

Cuts by state lawmakers blamed for higher tuition

4:50 PM, Dec 8, 2013

 Students at Michigan's universities can blame state politicians for about 60% of the tuition increases they've experienced over the last 13 years.

Aviation Academy expanding again

12:12 PM, Dec 3, 2013

West Michigan Aviation Academy is expanding to meet student demand.

New crosswalks unveiled near NE side school

1:02 PM, Nov 14, 2013

Grand Rapids Public Schools, the City of Grand Rapids, MDOT and the Creston Neighborhood Association are celebrating new safer routes to schools.