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GRPS Grad Rates Increase Nearly 50% in 5 Years

The Michigan Department of Education released the graduation rates for the 2015-2016 school year today. For the fifth consecutive year, Grand Rapids Public Schools saw a significant increase districtwide with graduation rates increasing by more than 16% compared to last year and nearly 50% over 5 years.

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Grand Rapids hires most diverse class of future police officers in its history

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that it has hired its first class of non-sworn Police Recruits in decades -- notably, this is the most diverse class of future Police Officers in the City’s history.

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Volunteer registration opens for Mayor’s Greening Initiative tree planting set for April 28 in neigh

Volunteer registration opens today for the 2017 Mayor’s Greening Initiative tree planting, which takes place Friday, April 28 in the neighborhood around Martin Luther King Park on the city’s Southeast Side.

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Grand Rapids cancels public hearing on proposed Animal Ordinance limiting pets

The City of Grand Rapids has cancelled a scheduled March 28 Public Hearing to discuss a proposed Animal Ordinance amendment. The proposed ordinance change would have limited the number of cats and dogs residents could keep in a home.

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Annual 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament Funds Scholarships for ADC Students

The Academy of Design & Construction’s (ADC) Advisory Council, along with title sponsor Triangle Associates, Inc., is hosting the Annual Academy of Design & Construction 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. The tournament raises money to fund scholarships for ADC students.

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Grand Rapids Public Schools to Hold Job Fair, On-Site Interviews

Grand Rapids Public Schools is holding a job fair on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00am – 2:00pm at GRPS University, located at 1400 Fuller Ave NE.

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Kent School Services Network receives W.K. Kellogg Foundation funding to improve early attendance an

The Kent School Services Network (KSSN) of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has received a $300,000 two-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan, to improve satisfactory attendance levels of preschool-aged students and to increase the number of students considered “kindergarten ready.”

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