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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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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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GVSU and MSU GR Campus Closed Monday + GRPS Update

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All campuses of GVSU will be closed Monday, January 6 due to extreme weather. Only essential employees should report. If you are a student or have a student at GVSU, the Fresh Food Company and Kleiner Commons are open Sunday and Monday to serve food...

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Announces Plan To Close Ten Schools

Grand Rapids Public Schools have announced they are considering closing ten schools.

The move would save $5 million per year.

GRPS is also discussing requiring students to wear uniforms.

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GRPS Superintendent Bernard Taylor Up For Another Job

Just earlier this week we told you about the GRPS survey which asks the public to help them identify what they should be looking for in the next GRPS Superintendent.  Current Superintendent Bernard Taylor is set to remain with GRPS through the rest of this school year.  That may change.  Taylor is up for another job.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools Preparing To Hire Next Superintendent

Grand Rapids Public Schools superintendent Bernard Taylor is set to leave GRPS at the end of the school year.  GRPS is beginning the process of the looking for his replacement and they want your help.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Bernard Taylor Not Selected For Florida Job

Bernard Taylor was one of two finalists for the job of Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools in Florida.  Broward County Public Schools is the sixth largest school district in the country.

Taylor was not selected and will remain as Grand Rapids Public Schools' Superintendent until the end of the school year.

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GRPS wants a millage to pay for school repairwork
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Grand Rapids Public Schools Need Your Cash For Repairs!

Taxes are a fact of life, but at a time when our country is fighting a recession it seems like poor timing for anyone to even think of raising them -- especially in Michigan...

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Will GRPS be looking for a new superintendant?
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Grand Rapids Public School District Faces Change Of Leadership!

Surprise interview details are revealed today regarding a possible change of leadership for the Grand Rapids Public School District!

Superintendent Bernard Taylor is one of two finalists for a job in New York!

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Governor Snyder has suggested additional per-pupil funding cuts for public schools.
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GRPS Face Cuts With Governor’s New Budget Plan

Everyone of us is aware that Michigan needs a new plan to pull together and start saving money for future needs. 

Pulling purse strings tighter comes with a price from budget cuts for the elderly to school funding...

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