Grand Rapids' City High/Middle school rated tops in Michigan

After being recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School last fall, City High Middle has been named the top high school in Michigan Photo: School News Network City High Middle School is the top-ranked high school in the state of Michigan in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools guidebook. It is also the 21st-best high school in the entire country and one of just four schools in the state in the top 100. With an enrollment of 534 students, a minority enrollment of 53% and an economically disadvantaged enrollment of 41%, City High Middle has long been an academic leader in Grand Rapids Public Schools and highly ranked nationally for years. In 2020, it topped 645 schools ranked in

Bay City Public Schools to start online learning program

Starting next week, Bay City Public Schools will officially start its new online learning program for thousands of students. "This is entirely new territory for our district,” said Patrick Malley, chief academic officer for Bay City Public Schools. With face-to-face instruction behind us, school staff and students are learning to navigate online learning during the pandemic. Bay City Public Schools is starting what they call “learning relaunch” on Monday, April 20. “Starting Monday, all of our teachers are going to be providing online instruction for all of our students,” Malley said. The area’s second largest school district educates more than 7,200 students. Malley and elementary curriculu

Saginaw Public Schools rolls out new learning plan during coronavirus

Saginaw Public Schools plans to give students copies of assignments and resources such as Chromebooks to do work online and by hand for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The Saginaw Board of Education hosted a virtual meeting to discuss a nearly 30-page continuous learning plan on Wednesday, April 15 The plan takes effect Monday, April 20 and runs until June 13. The plan comes after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s order to keep Michigan school buildings closed the remainder of the school year to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Learning online Elementary and secondary students will use various online platforms to continue learning outside the classroom. In addition to the online material, f

Muskegon Public Schools shines Hackley Stadium light on Class of 2020

Muskegon athletic director Keith Guy, middle left, hugs stepson Cameron Martinez (13) as they walk up the tunnel after the Big Reds lost 30-7 to River Rouge in the MHSAA Division 3 football championship game at Ford Field in Detroit on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. Photo: Cory Morse, MLive When the Hackley Stadium lights flipped on at 8:20 p.m. Friday, Matthew Cortez had the Muskegon High School Class of 2020 in mind. Muskegon High’s senior class has been on his mind a lot lately, amid the coronavirus pandemic that has resulted in the shutdown of schools and sports, among the greater, wide-ranging impact of COVID-19. It’s effectively brought an abrupt end to senior year for many students across t

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