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Whitecaps Donating 5,000 Books to Grand Rapids Elementary Schools

West Michigan Whitecaps Community Foundation helping Grand Rapids elementary school students.

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Students From A Maryland High School Organize Walkout And March On Capitol Demanding Gun Control Action From Congress
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Grand Rapids School District Will Participate in National School Walkout

The Walkout will mark one month since the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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City High Middle School Ranked #3 in the State by U.S. News & World Report

More honors are coming Grand Rapids Public Schools way, this time from U.S. News and World Report.

In February, I reported that Grand Rapids Public Schools City High Middle School has been ranked the #1 high school in the state on Bridge Magazine’s list of “2015 High School Academic State Champs”.

Now, City High Middle school has been ranked the #3 high school in the state of Michigan by U.S. News and World Report. It is the #1 high school in West Michigan and #47 in the nation, according to the report.

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Grand Rapids’ Zoo School Named Among Top 14 Most Innovative Schools in U.S.

A Grand Rapids' educational program is getting national recognition.

Tech Insider has named Grand Rapids Public School's Zoo School at John Ball Zoo one of the 14 most innovative in the country, MLive Reports

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The Ducks are Running at Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary

One kindergarten student said when asked what she thought about the ducks, "they are so cute and I so am excited for them to walk out because it will be like a parade."

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Today is ‘Count Day’ for Public Schools

Today, Wednesday, October 7 is one of two designated "count days" as required by the State School Aid Act to determine state funding for Michigan’s K-12 public school districts. Funding is based on the total student count/attendance on those two days. Obviously, it is vitally important that our schools have all of their students in attendance since their vital state funding counts the heads!

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All of GRPS’ Heating and AC is Controlled by a 30-Year-Old Computer

The Grand Rapids Public School system is getting national attention from Reddit today, after a user found video of June 2015 WOOD-TV report.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools offers Students Free Summer Meals

The end of school is an exciting time for a lot of kids, but that summer break is when many families that have children who receive free breakfast and lunch during the school year struggle to put enough food on the table.

That's why Grand Rapids Public Schools have announced that they will offer free meals this summer.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Find Out What Grand Rapids Schools Have to Offer at We Are GR School Choice Expo [Audio]

Grand Rapids Public Schools offer a wide variety of experiences for students of all ages. John Hemholdt of GRPS joined "The Jojo Show" this morning to talk about this week's School Choice Expo.

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