by Alissa Lane
Local advocates pave the way to saving the city’s public schools.
At Home, parents see the unique qualities of their children: their interests, mannerisms, special skills. At a time when traditional school systems and the effectiveness of standardized tests are under scrutiny, Montessori schools offer parents an alternative: an educational approach focused on developing children as individuals.
West Michigan is known for creating long-lasting, collaborative partnerships to accomplish goals that otherwise seem unattainable. Grand Rapids Public Schools and the City of Grand Rapids have worked together on many fronts to produce excellent results.
We are pleased to bring you the inaugural edition of We Are GR – a newspaper, website, and social media designed to significantly expand communications with City residents while at the same time savings taxpayer dollars.
Outperform East Grand Rapids and Forest Hills Schools in Mackinac Center Report Card
A study released on July 19, 2012 by the Mackinaw Center painted a bright picture of nearly all Grand Rapids Public Schools’ high schools. The first of its kind study created a system by which all public high schools could be more accurately compared as “apples to apples” than the traditional method of looking at test scores alone.