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Tears and Hugs as Coopersville HS Students and Teachers Reveal Who Inspires Them [Video]

Coopersville High School students were asked to name a teacher that inspires them and makes them want to come to school. Teachers were asked to choose a student that inspires them to come to work every day.

Students and teachers were full of smiles and tears as they shared and listened to each others comments.

The video will have you smiling and crying too.

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Do You Live in Kent County? You Could Go to Italy for FREE!

Did I mention its for an entire month?!

You could spend a whole month in Perugia, Italy learning Italian for FREE. So what's the catch...

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Flu Outbreak Continues In Bay Area
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Flu Levels Skyrocketing in Michigan

This week's flu report from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services shows a dramatic increase in reports of the flu across Michigan.

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WMU Announces Details of Agreement Giving P.J. Fleck ‘Row the Boat’

Today, Western Michigan University announced the details of an agreement which allows former head football coach P.J. Fleck to assume ownership of the mantra "Row the Boat."

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GVSU Offers Free Tuition to Students From Detroit

Grand Valley State University is making it easier for Detroit high school students to attend GVSU.

Last week, GVSU President Thomas J. Haas signed papers in Detroit making the university a full partner in the Detroit Promise.

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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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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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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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