Education

SNN: High School students Get Out the Vote

Mar 23, 2018
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As students nationwide prepare to gather by the thousands in Saturday’s March for Our Lives, many of them locally are working to Get Out the Vote for Real Change on Gun Violence.

On a day when students nationwide walked outside to protest school shootings, Gabrielle Rabon urged her classmates to walk into voting booths.

On the recent Student Walkout Day, the City High senior challenged students turning 18 to vote in upcoming elections and push for legislation to help end mass school shootings.

SNN: Actions speak louder than words

Feb 26, 2018
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Local students are pushing for change in the wake of the Florida school shooting.

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Central Michigan University is extending in-state tuition rates to students from across the country. The move this week by the Mount Pleasant school's Board of Trustees applies to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral rates for all U.S. residents.

The university says it will increase its ability to recruit beyond state borders, mirroring its single-rate approach for online and satellite-location programs.

SNN: Lowell High School partners with VAI

Feb 12, 2018
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Lowell high school students are taking scientific learning to a new level by engaging in research supported by some of the area’s top institutions.

If the experiments going on in the laboratory of Lowell High School’s research class look like they could be happening in a true scientific context, that’s because they actually are. In one corner, a student feeds a tank of zebrafish that are being bed to test for fetal alcohol syndrome and ultraviolet radiation exposer – as in, skin cancer.

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The Economic Club of Grand Rapids hosted an education panel this week. The topic: "Michigan Lagging Behind Nationally." WGVU spoke with one forum participant, the president and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan.

“People feel there may be a problem with our education system but not their school.”

The data says otherwise. Doug Rothwell is president and CEO of Business Leaders for Michigan. He explains regardless of demographics, statewide K-12 education is failing.

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Grand Rapids Medical Mile will receive some parking relief come the year 2021. What is currently a pair of surface parking lots owned by Grand Valley State University and Spectrum Health System will be transformed into a six-level parking decking with room for more than 1,200 parking spaces.

The parking deck at 333 Michigan Street is a part of GVSU’s $70 million construction next to Grand Valley's Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. The new building will house health professions and nursing programs.

More than 65,000 veterans call West Michigan home. Within Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon and Allegan Counties, 77 percent are without a bachelor's degree.

Grand Valley State University is working to change those figures celebrating the opening of its Veterans Upward Bound Center. This is where veteran students can find assistance working toward completing their postsecondary educations.

Legislation heading to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk would let charter schools receive revenue from voter-approved property tax hikes. The Republican-led Senate approved the bill 23-14 Tuesday, largely along party lines. The taxes now go to the counties' traditional school districts on a per-student basis, on top of their state funding. The legislation would let charter academies get a share of the extra local funding. 

Katherine Stewart (Part II)

Jan 22, 2018
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Katherine Stewart joins us again to continue our conversation on Betsy DeVos and religious and charter schools.  She has written articles on this subject including, The Proselytizers and the Privatizers.

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A new study says the base cost to educate a regular K-12 student in Michigan is $9,590. That figure doesn't include transportation, food or capital costs. The report released Wednesday was funded by foundations and school groups. It says traditional and charter public schools should be funded equally, and transportation costs should be funded at $973 per rider. 

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