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GRPS opening seven meal sites (update)

All four Grand Rapids Public Schools' grab and go meal sites will continue until June 30. 

Cornerstone University announces return-to-campus plans

Cornerstone University has rolled out a partial plan to resume in-person classes and on-campus residency this fall.

International students team up for Wege Prize

College students from across the world will gather online to present their ideas to solve complex global issues.

Calvin receives $22.25M donation to launch business school

Calvin University will be constructing its first school, less than a year after changing its name, courtesy of a $22.25 million gift from anonymous donors.
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Some Michigan districts making tentative summer school plans

DETROIT — Summer school remains up in the air for kindergarten through 12th graders across Michigan, but some districts are making tentative plans for sessions that take into account protections against the COVID-19 virus.

Colleges strengthen virtual presence

Touring college campuses and attending open houses usually are among the deciding factors in where students will choose to continue their educational journey.
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Michigan settles suit after landmark right-to-read ruling

WEST BLOOMFIELD — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will ask the Michigan Legislature to provide at least $94.4 million to Detroit's public schools to settle a lawsuit that describes the city's schools as "slum-like" and incapable of delivering access to literacy.

Calvin University aims to open in fall with COVID-19 testing

Calvin University is partnering with Helix Diagnostics in planning for in-person classes this fall.

Calvin University constructing design hub

Calvin University announced it is renovating the Spoelhof Center into a state-of-the-art design hub that will bring students together from a variety of majors.

GRCC named ‘Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges’

Grand Rapids Community College was one of 16 schools in the nation to be named a 2020 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development and the publication Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Aquinas task force aims for safe return to in-class instruction

Aquinas College President Kevin Quinn formed the AQ Opens Task Force to develop a plan for students to return to campus for in-class learning and other on-campus activities for the fall semester.

Kendall College announces virtual commencement ceremony, online student exhibitions

Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University will be celebrating its senior class throughout the week.

Davenport offers free course for unemployed individuals

Davenport University will be offering an online course to individuals who have lost their jobs after March 1 because of the new coronavirus.

City High Middle School earns No. 1 state ranking

A local school has surpassed its previous national ranking.

Aquinas College program addresses need for teachers

A local college established the Accelerated Master in Education (AME) program, which aims to develop K-12 grade teachers.

Calvin shines in annual sustainability rating index

A local university is closer to its goal.

Coalition coordinates aid to child care centers

(As seen on WZZM 13 TV) A team of West Michigan organizations is working to provide resources and support for a group of frontline workers putting their health and families at risk to help others during COVID-19: child care providers.

Cornerstone University welcomes new leadership in business, technology

Connie Sattler and Dr. Tom Heetderks joined Cornerstone University’s Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) in full-time roles.

GRPS sets date for distance learning commencement

Grand Rapids Public Schools students are scheduled to begin distance learning April 27 through the school system’s GRPS Continuity of Learning Plan.

GRCC waives fees for summer classes

A local college will alleviate the financial burdens for students this summer.

Aquinas College recognized as College of Distinction

A local college received national recognition.

Five longtime Hope College faculty to retire

Five faculty members at a local college will be closing the curtains on their professional academic careers.
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State fuels education attainment program with grant funding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is one step closer to a goal she laid out for Michigan last year.

Davenport enters a virtual world

(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With the cancelation of in-person classes, educational institutions now have to completely rely on online learning, but one local university is trying something new.

GRCC nursing faculty helps local hospitals

The faculty members in the Grand Rapids Community College Nursing Department are on the frontlines.

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