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A Great Idea for Spring Break in West Michigan

Spring break for most public school kids is next week. Many will take off for a quick vacation, but many others won't. If you and your kids will be home-bound next week, you may be stumped on what to do. Can't have bored kids hanging around the house all week, so, how about this?

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Free College Financial Aid Counseling in Grand Rapids on Tuesday

Applying to college is a lot of work. An important part of the process is searching for financial aid, but finding out what you qualify for can be both time consuming and confusing.

One group is offering free help in Grand Rapids for anyone seeking financial aid for college.

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GVSU Students Working With NASA on Mars Surface Sampling Tool

Grand Valley State University students will travel to Houston to work with NASA in a zero-gravity environment on a tool being designed for a mission to Mars.

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Belding Schools Are Now The Black Knights After Dropping Redskins Nickname

Belding Area Schools have a new mascot, which the superintendent announced to students on Friday.

Last Fall, the school district decided to drop it’s Redskin nickname and mascot after many parents, students and residents raised concern...

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Grand Valley State University Is Offering A Tuition Break For Teaching In Detroit

A brand new scholarship program is being offered by Grand Valley State University.  The program will give students discounted tuition if they choose to complete their student teaching at a GVSU Charter School in Detroit...

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Are You a Left Lane Driver? You’re About to Get Schooled by the Michigan State Police

A lot of people in Michigan are unaware that driving in the left lane is illegal. It's technically only supposed to be used as a "passing lane" and Michigan State Police are about to crack down on left-lane drivers...

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Tears and Hugs as Coopersville HS Students and Teachers Reveal Who Inspires Them [Video]

Coopersville High School students were asked to name a teacher that inspires them and makes them want to come to school. Teachers were asked to choose a student that inspires them to come to work every day.

Students and teachers were full of smiles and tears as they shared and listened to each others comments.

The video will have you smiling and crying too.

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Cause & Connect West Michigan Helps You Find Local Charities

There are so many charities nowadays that it's hard to know exactly where your donation is going or how it is being utilized by your community...

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Do You Live in Kent County? You Could Go to Italy for FREE!

Did I mention its for an entire month?!

You could spend a whole month in Perugia, Italy learning Italian for FREE. So what's the catch...

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WMU Announces Details of Agreement Giving P.J. Fleck ‘Row the Boat’

Today, Western Michigan University announced the details of an agreement which allows former head football coach P.J. Fleck to assume ownership of the mantra "Row the Boat."

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Newly Sworn-In Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Addresses Staff At The Education Department
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Betsy DeVos Blocked From School, Obama Ed. Sec. Says ‘Let Her In’

This morning, protesters physically blocked U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington D.C. middle school.

Some applauded the development.

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan was among others who said she should be let in.

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join A Demonstration Against Bloomberg's Proposed School Closings
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U.S. Rep. Amash Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish Department of Education

A bill introduced today, by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, (R-MI) and six others, would abolish the federal Department of Education.

The bill is one page long and says, "the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

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