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Schuler Books to host author discussion with The Minimalists

by (Amanda Lytle)

Submitted 07-03-2014 under OPINION

Ever feel overwhelmed by the stuff you have?  If you are anything like me, then you have a pile of clothes sitting next to the laundy machine waiting to be washed. There is a layer of dust on my kickbacks that should be cleaned before friends...

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Reading with the Stars program encourages young readers

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 03-21-2014 under NONPROFITS

Liz Aschwege has a passion for sharing her love of reading. Her program, Reading with the Stars, is a partnership between local college students and athletes and area elementary schools. Teams from Aquinas College, Grand Valley State University, and...

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Meet the Harrison Park Media Team!

by (Harrison Park M...)

Submitted 03-07-2014 under NONPROFITS

The CYC teamed up with Harrison Park Elementary School to work with kids interested in learning about journalism. The result was the Harrison Park Media Team. Here is what the kids had to say about their group:  Media Team is about sharing...

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Cook Library Scholars: A pathway of opportunity

by (GAAH)

Submitted 12-10-2013 under PLACE-MATTERS

 Leer este artículo en español | Read this article in Spanish   Meet two special girls from the Grandville Avenue neighborhood: Rubi and Itza. Rubi is in the second grade at Cesar E. Chavez Elementary School (formerly Hall School) where...

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Community Literacy Summit seeks to improve literacy in Grand Rapids

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 08-19-2013 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan’s Community Literacy Initiative will host the second Community Literacy Summit on Wednesday, September 25 at the Aquinas College Performing Arts Center, 1607 Robinson Avenue.  The Community Literacy...

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Literacy Backpack Program links teachers, parents, students, curriculum

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 06-20-2013 under NONPROFITS

As a kindergarten teacher, Peg Cramer saw that her students' parents always wanted to help their children learn, but they often didn't know which materials to use. She started offering them books with questions to ask their children at home...

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Teacher, education liaison keeps children reading, learning at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 04-18-2013 under NONPROFITS

When you're a kid, it's hard enough to miss a day of school when you're home sick with the flu or a bad cold. For children spending anywhere from a few days to a few weeks in the hospital with serious illnesses or injuries, the thought...

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National Book Award winner Jaimy Gordon to visit Aquinas College

by (AQContemporaryW...)

Submitted 03-12-2013 under NONPROFITS

Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series welcomes National Book Award Winner Jaimy Gordon to campus. A native of Baltimore, she received her M.A. in English as well as her Ph.D. in Creative Writing from Brown University. She is...

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Kindergarten teacher helps students read--for trophies, for fun, for life

by (Community Liter...)

Submitted 10-15-2012 under NONPROFITS

What does it take to motivate a child to read? During her first year teaching kindergarten at Zinser Elementary, teacher Mary Anne Ryan asked herself the same question when one of her students declared, "Reading is stupid." The child wasn...

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National Right to Literacy Scroll Comes to Grand Rapids

by (LiteracyCenter)

Submitted 09-11-2012 under NONPROFITS

The Literacy Center of West Michigan has received the national Right to Literacy Scroll and will seek signatures from Grand Rapids residents to show their support for literacy and volunteering.  The Scroll has traveled to over 100 cities and...

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