Higher Education

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Skilled trades build up high school grads

August 19, 2014
It’s back-to-school time again, and for many West Michigan high school seniors, their last year will be both exciting and a little nerve-racking. Read More

School partners to teach 'real-world skills'

August 18, 2014
An online charter school is partnering with several organizations to teach “real-world skills” to students this fall. Read More

Davenport’s Master of Urban Education includes clinical model

Partnership with GRPS puts students in front of classrooms right away.

August 15, 2014
To address the concerns of the effectiveness of urban school educators, a Grand Rapids university is launching a graduate program this fall incorporating a practical application to change the model of how future teachers are prepared. Read More

Religious affiliation can act as a buffer for companies

GVSU study finds customers were more forgiving of a service failure.

August 15, 2014
Consumers are likely to cut some slack for companies with a religious affiliation, according to a study led by a West Michigan professor. Read More

Free academy introduces users to web development

August 12, 2014
There is a new batch of website builders and programmers ready to contribute to West Michigan’s tech industry. Read More

Universities face charter school suspension

August 11, 2014
| By AP
State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is putting 11 of Michigan's 40 charter school authorizers on notice for possible suspension, including a pair of universities in the region. Read More

Founders Bank & Trust teaches financial literacy to tech-savvy generation

GRPS students will learn about insurance, loans, mortgages and 401(k)s in a ‘video game’ atmosphere.

August 8, 2014
A local bank is bringing an interactive program back to school this fall at several GRPS schools to increase students’ understanding of personal finance skills through adaptive simulations and educational videos. Read More

Kalamazoo College students launch Versapp platform

Anonymity is the key to a new thought-sharing social network.

August 8, 2014
Users of a new social media application no longer have to worry about not having a second chance to make a first impression with its concept of anonymous interaction. Read More

$60M university hall earns gold

August 7, 2014
A university is pointing out to visitors that a hall on campus is its latest LEED-certified building — delivering $345,000 in annual savings. Read More

Startup develops athletic recruiting app

August 4, 2014
A startup is developing a mobile app to connect high school athletes with recruiters. Read More