Monthly Archives: May 2015

yes, great teachers do make a difference

This story, part of a yearlong series on poverty we are doing at School News Network, took me into the classrooms of two remarkable teachers in Grand Rapids. For a fuller glimpse of what they do there, you can check … Continue reading

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an American in England, dreaming

It’s very English out there in Grand Rapids today, cool, gray and drizzly. The kind of day that on the old island breeds chilblains, British reserve, cozy pubs and great writers. It was this kind of day when my sister … Continue reading

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from abuse to empowerment, dancing all the way

Note from me: For faithful readers who may have been wondering what I’ve been up to, when not writing for The Grand Rapids Press/MLive, here you go. I am one of five reporters for School News Network, which covers the students … Continue reading

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