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March 24, 2017
In the News- Week of March 24

In this week's news, read about a big jump in graduation rates, businesses helping students, and students helping others. 

March 24, 2017
Speed Networking Earns Students Scholarships

Male student talks to adultEndless Opportunities hosted speed networking in partnership with the Academy of Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship at Innovation Central High School.

March 22, 2017
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.

March 20, 2017
GRPS Awarded $21,350 Grant from PNC Foundation to Fund Interactive Early Childhood Workshops

Man holds iPad while puppeteer puts on showGrand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) has been awarded a $21,350 grant from the PNC Foundation to bring an interactive program entitled “Visual Storytelling with Wimee” to children in all 54 GRPS preschool classrooms throughout March, April and early May.

March 20, 2017
KidSpeak 2017

Student speaks in front of audienceYouth and teens, let YOUR voices be heard. We want to hear about your perceptions and realities about race at "KidSpeak® 2017: Colorblind" on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon at Grand Rapids City Hall in the City Commission Chambers. 

March 14, 2017
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.

March 14, 2017
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.