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Schools Who Still Use Native American Mascots Could Soon Lose Some Funding

It’s been an ongoing conversation, starting with the Washington Redskins, but even finding a local audience as well.

A couple of weeks ago, Belding Area Schools announced they would become the Black Knights after a conversation with students, parents and others in the community...

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Job Growth Spurs Drop In Unemployment Rate To 4.7 Percent
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Grand Rapids Public Schools Is Holding A Job Fair With On-site Interviews

Need a new job? GRPS is having a job fair, Saturday March 25th

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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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5 South Haven H.S. Students Accused of Rape

Five teenage boys have been accused of sexually assaulting a fellow female student at South Haven High School.

Court documents show that the alleged assaults happened more than once and occurred between November 1st and December 6th...

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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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Detroit Students Can Now Get a Full Ride to GVSU

Grand Valley State University is the latest college in Michigan to join the 'Detroit Promise,' which gives high schoolers in Detroit the opportunity to have their tuition paid for...

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Trump's Selection For Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Testifies During Her Senate Confirmation Hearing
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Betsy DeVos Approved by Senate Committee for Secretary of Education

On Tuesday, a Senate committee approved Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, as chosen by Trump. This means she's one step closer to attaining the position...

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Mayor Bliss Shares Experience With Sexism and Her Way of Dealing With It [Video]

Mayor Bliss spoke last night at the Progressive Women’s Alliance event which was held at The Pyramid Scheme downtown Grand Rapids; it was there she revealed that had experience sexism, first as a City Commissioner and then as mayor...

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G.R. Students Will Be Able to Get a Head Start in College

Starting this fall, some high school students will be able to take college courses.

The Grand Rapids Public School and Grand Rapids Community College teamed up to create an 'Early Middle College' program...

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Michigan Schools Earn Below Average Grade In National Report

It seemed like Michigan and Grand Rapids were topping lists left and right in 2016, but in a recent report released about the quality of our nation's schools we find ourselves far below average...

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Michigan Students Are Now Required to Learn CPR

Starting in the new school year, Michigan students will be required to learn CPR. The legislation, which was just passed in December, goes into effect beginning in the 2017-18 school year...

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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