Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Public School'


GRCC sees enrollment spike from GRPS graduates

Partnership’s numerous college-bound programs are paying dividends.

October 19, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids Community College saw a 31 percent increase this fall in the number of enrolled Grand Rapids Public Schools graduates. Read More

GRPS students could receive free college

State designates Grand Rapids as one of 15 Michigan Promise Zones.

September 14, 2018
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) High school graduates in Grand Rapids might receive free college education. Read More

Letter: The voice of reason

August 10, 2018
Editor: I just wanted to send a quick note thanking Lou Glazer for his ongoing editorial in the Grand Rapids Business Journal, especially his most recent, “Economic well-being starts with education” (Aug. 6, 2018). Read More

The future begins with our children

August 10, 2018
Let me tell you about a young man named Jason. Read More

Bank marks a decade working with Project SEARCH program

School-to-work internship program offers individuals with disabilities a path to long-term independence.

July 6, 2018
A program that cultivates the talents of young people with disabilities is marking a decade at Fifth Third Bank. Read More

Let the voters decide on early childhood millage

June 22, 2018
The Kent County Board of Commissioners pro/con discussion of placing an early childhood development services millage on the November ballot is worthy of note, but the Business Journal advocates for the opportunity to allow county residents to do the same and decide the worthiness of a fundamental building block for children — and future workforce. Read More

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