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Literacy: High Stakes Education

High stakes education is about to get even higher in the State of Michigan. In 2017, Michigan joined 38 other states with its new Michigan Third Grade Reading law. In 2020, the law's retention mandate goes into effect. Under the new law, students who are not reading at grade level ...
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Supporting Another Successful School Year

Just like that, the first week of school is complete! And the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is excited to once again support another successful year for Grand Rapids Public Schools and its students. A little about us and what we do… We exist to exclusively raise funds to ensure ...
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Throughout my education, I was directly impacted by the power of donors…

At the conclusion of this past school year, the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation had a lot to celebrate- we hit our recurring donor matching grant distributed by Liesel Litzenburger Meijer! A special thank you to Liesel Litzenburger Meijer, and to all of our committed recurring donors for exuding confidence ...
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The Exclusive Fundraising Partner of Grand Rapids Public Schools

The Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation is dedicated to the educational well-being of every Grand Rapids Public Schools student. As the exclusive fundraising partner for GRPS, we are committed to linking community resources and raising funds to benefit the almost 17,000 students and 53 schools in the district. Why we ...
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Another year, another track meet: Musings from a coach

By Cara Jones Another year, another track meet… I thought this was going to be a one-and-done situation.  Last spring I volunteered to coach the Mulick Park Elementary track team.  I assumed that I was only standing in for that year and figured they would find another volunteer for the ...
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