Four GRPS bond projects receive LEED certifications

Four of Grand Rapids Public Schools’ most recent bond-funded school projects were awarded LEED certifications.

Grand Valley State University opens new DeVos health center

The Daniel and Pamella DeVos Center for Interprofessional Health on Grand Valley State University’s Health Campus in downtown Grand Rapids is now open to students.

Jenison Christian School begins renovations

Jenison Christian School announced it started renovating the school’s elementary wing.
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Michigan Legislature passes $6.6B in federal virus aid

LANSING — The Michigan Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to allocate nearly $4.4 billion in federal COVID-19 aid to K-12 schools after Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration reached an agreement.

WMCAT to offer tuition-free classes

The West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT) will be offering tuition-free career training in the health care sector in September through its Adult Career Training Program.

Baker College offers new remote learning option

Baker College is providing its students with a new learning modality option called Online Live beginning fall 2021.

Kalamazoo College hires VP for student development

Kalamazoo College named J. Malcolm Smith its new vice president for student development and dean of students.

Organizations partner to deliver learning kits to children

Family Futures and Holland/Zeeland-based Ready for School are teaming up to provide more than 800 Kent County 3- and 4-year-olds with learning kits during their summer break.

Wege Prize competition receives grant funding; Kendall College announces 2021 winners

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University’s international Wege Prize competition was awarded grant funding to extend the annual competition for five more years through 2025.

East Lansing company delivers service to Grand Rapids property owners

A Lansing-based internet service provider with nearly two decades of experience is making it presence felt in West Michigan.

GVSU hires director for accelerator initiative

Grand Valley State University named Steven Hodas as the executive director of GV NextEd Accelerator, a GVSU initiative that is designed to reduce institutional barriers to learning and develop new approaches and support for learners, educators and families.

Calvin University president will not renew contract following 2021-22 year

Michael Le Roy will be stepping down as president of Calvin University after the 2021-22 academic year, opting not to renew his contract, the university said.
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Gov. Whitmer: Expand preschool to 22,000 4-year-olds in Michigan

EAST LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday proposed expanding government-funded preschool to 22,000 eligible but unenrolled 4-year-olds in Michigan, saying too many cannot access an "incredible opportunity" because of inadequate funding.

WMU Foundation receives record $500M gift from alumni

The Western Michigan University Foundation is the recipient of the largest gift for a public institution of higher education in U.S. history.

Cornerstone University names new president

Cornerstone University’s board of trustees unanimously appointed Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño as its 12th president.

Byron Center breaks ground on 5/6 school

School board members, administrators, students and project partners of Byron Center Public Schools recently broke ground on the new Nickels Intermediate Building.
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Gov. Whitmer proposes eliminating longtime school funding gap

LANSING — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proposed using a budget surplus to finally eliminate a funding gap among K-12 districts, 27 years after Michigan overhauled the financing of public education.

Davenport offering scholarships to General Electric employees

Davenport University is partnering with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency to offer four-year scholarships to General Electric employees.

GVSU joins national effort to refine learning

Grand Valley State University is partnering with five other universities and colleges nationally to give students the opportunity to find solutions to some of higher education’s most challenging problems through the launch of REP4, Rapid Education Prototyping for Change, Learners, Community, Equity.

First lady Jill Biden to tour GRCC pop-up vaccine clinic

First lady Jill Biden will be visiting Grand Rapids Community College on Thursday as it hosts a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at GRCC’s Administration Building, 415 E. Fulton St.

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