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Newly Sworn-In Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Addresses Staff At The Education Department
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Betsy DeVos Blocked From School, Obama Ed. Sec. Says ‘Let Her In’

This morning, protesters physically blocked U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from entering a Washington D.C. middle school.

Some applauded the development.

Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan was among others who said she should be let in.

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Join A Demonstration Against Bloomberg's Proposed School Closings
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U.S. Rep. Amash Co-Sponsors Bill to Abolish Department of Education

A bill introduced today, by U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, (R-MI) and six others, would abolish the federal Department of Education.

The bill is one page long and says, "the Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018."

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Kent County Residents Getting Special Benefits at Grand Rapids Public Museum

Remember last years millage request and vote to support the Grand Rapids Public Museum and John Ball Zoo? Well, it passed with the help of loyal supporters, and now we get to reap the benefits!

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Two Michigan Culinary Schools Rank Among Top 20 in the Country

Michigan is home to a long list of fantastic restaurants. Thankfully, it looks like this is a trend which is set to continue as our state produces more excellent chefs.

Two Michigan culinary schools have been ranked among the top 20 in the country.

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Senator Suggests Wagering a Betsy DeVos Vote on the Super Bowl

This morning, the Senate education committee voted along party lines on whether to approve President Trump’s education secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos.

It almost came down to the Super Bowl.

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2010 Doha Tribeca Film Festival - Day 4
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TEDxGVSU is February 24, Here’s How to Apply to Attend

TEDx is coming to GVSU. The idea-sharing event will be open to 100 people. Tickets will be sold through an application process.

Learn how to apply to attend TEDxGVSU.

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Edward White, Virgil Grissom And Roger Chaffee
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50th Anniversary of the Apollo 1 Spacecraft Commemorated With Vatican Observatory Director Coming to Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) just announced some exciting news. The Director of the Vatican Observatory, Brother Guy Consolmagno is coming to Grand Rapids for a  presentation of “Discarded Worlds, Astronomical Ideas that were Almost Correct" on Saturday, February 11 at 11 a.m. Tickets are on sale now!

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‘Race and the American Dream’ Discussion Part of GVSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week

Two nationally recognized journalists will discuss race in the United States at an event hosted by Grand Valley State University's Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies on January 17.

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Luther King Marches
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National Speakers Part of GVSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week

Two nationally known speakers will highlight Grand Valley State University's events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Home Fires In West Michigan On The Rise Due To Cold Temps

As the temperatures plummet, the risk of fire increases as residents try to keep their homes warm.

According the Grand Rapids Fire Department, it’s not always about space heaters being too close to curtains or clothing...

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Substitute Teachers are Desperately Needed in Michigan

Michigan is facing a shortage of substitute teachers and it's having a direct affect on schools.

The Detroit Free Press says the lack of substitute teachers,
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Lots of fun in Grand Rapids for the Kids and Family During Christmas Break

Are you looking for things for the family to do over Christmas break? This might be your answer. How about a Snowflake Break?

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again hosting family-friendly fun over this year’s holiday break! Now through January 3, the GRPM will celebrate Snowflake Break with additional hands on activities, all included with admission.

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