GRCC in the News – 10/6/11

What’s the ‘next explosion’ in Grand Rapids’ growth?
Published: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 7:07 AM | Nate Reens | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS – Suzanne Schulz, admittedly, dreams big. Large enough to consider how to position Grand Rapids to accommodate the next $1 billion of growth along the Medical Mile without losing a residential feel that would invite people to set up house close to work and educational opportunities. […] Linking those areas, which include the health industry and Grand Rapids Community College, with downtown’s center is huge, she says.  (More)

West Michigan school districts’ student ‘Count Day’ suggests more economic stability
Published: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 6:23 AM | Monica Scott | The Grand Rapids Press

GRAND RAPIDS — Some school superintendents who saw proof of fuller classrooms on Wednesday — the fall Count Day used to calculate per-pupil state aid — attribute the increase to a better, more stable housing market. […] The district picked up more than 80 new students through its new high school completion program with Grand Rapids Community College that targets dropouts.  (More)

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