Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Public School'


State to intervene at struggling schools

Three area schools are among 21 in the state recommended to enter ‘partnership agreements.’

April 6, 2018
The Michigan Department of Education announced it will discuss developing agreements with three area schools to raise academic outcomes. Read More

GRPS refunds bonds with lower rate

District said it hopes $5M in savings persuades taxpayers to vote for May 2 millage funding high school renovations.

March 17, 2017
Grand Rapids Public Schools has refunded bonds originally sold in 1997 for capital improvements, securing a lower interest rate and saving taxpayers $5,007,680. Read More

High school anchors urban development

Southwest Community Campus High School to serve GRPS students graduating from Southwest Community Campus in Roosevelt Park neighborhood.

December 2, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Days before Thanksgiving, Grand Rapids Public Schools announced it was granting a Grand Rapids neighborhood with one of its greatest wishes: a new high school. Read More

Partnership provides pipeline to college

T2C Studio opens to help first-generation college students and students of color.

November 25, 2016
Area education and municipal leaders said they are concerned not enough Grand Rapids Public Schools students make it to and through college — which means the region’s talent pool is not as strong as it could be. Read More

FSU program prepares minorities for college

Promesa, an eight-week summer course, features 95 percent success rate.

October 14, 2016
Approximately five years ago, Tony Baker noticed a troubling trend on the campus of Ferris State University. Read More

GRPS produces Turkey Trot downtown

November 23, 2015
It’s looking like one of the biggest Thanksgivings ever for the Turkey Trot 5K downtown. Read More

School district cuts $800K in health care costs

October 14, 2015
A school district will save more than $800,000 on health care costs this year, thanks to a recent benefits audit. Read More

Sustained GRPS improvements, achievements deserve community support

October 9, 2015
Grand Rapids Public Schools now achieves rankings an entire generation thought far beyond the capability of a public school district in an urban area. Read More

GRPS seeks support for $175M bond proposal

The school district is pursuing a bond proposal to invest in its future growth.

October 9, 2015
Grand Rapids Public Schools is encouraging community members to vote during election day Nov. 3 in support of its roughly $175 million bond proposal to “Secure, Connect and Transform” the district by investing in security, technology and facilities improvements. Read More

Letter: Creating healthier schools for our students

September 4, 2015
Editor: We all want our children to live, learn and play in healthy environments. Read More