Kathryn Curry is principal in Godfrey Lee Public Schools, Kent County’s poorest school district.
An analysis by School News Network shows a close correlation between poverty and performance in the 20 school districts of the Kent ISD.
Jordan Lovett is an honor student and athlete at Lee High School who is nearly homeless.
Students in Godfrey-Lee, Kent County’s poorest school district, struggle to overcome families’ financial hardships.
Thornapple Kellogg’s Teen Leadership students help clean the football stadium after homecoming.
Grants expand and restore program.
Kent County Deputy Tim Erhardt patrols Kenowa Hills High School as the district’s school resource officer.
Kentwood’s Newcomer Center Program teaches international students to be ready for school.
High school students can explore careers and earn college credit through the Kent ISD’s Kent Career Tech Center.
Fellow students name brain cancer survivor Champlain “Champ” McCahill as East Grand Rapids Homecoming King.
Fifth graders at Southeast Kelloggsville Elementary learn science by baking cakes.
The First Tee of West Michigan uses golf to teach children life lessons.
Godwin Heights Schools launch Friends of Rachel clubs.
Schools have made big changes to make sure lunch offerings are fresh and healthy.
Local organization “In the Image” gives away 9,000 pairs of shoes.
A mural to unite children in East Grand Rapids and Haiti will have a prominent location for this month’s ArtPrize competition.