GRCC In The News, 02-19-19

GVSU hosting STEM event for middle school students on Saturday
2/18/19 100.5 FM
“Fall in Love with STEM” takes place on Saturday, February 23, on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale campus.
… Additional events focusing on geology, math, biology, astronomy and chemistry will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the first floor of the Calkins Science Center at Grand Rapids Community College.

ELNC creates hundreds of preschool opportunities for at-risk children
2/18/19 WZZM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In a state of crisis — that’s how Michigan’s governor Gretchen Whitmer describes the state’s failing education system. More than 50% of Michigan’s 3rd graders can not read at grade level. Those numbers have been linked to the lack of preschool opportunities in our state.
… “Early education is the most critical area in our society now. We need to do a substantial investment,” says Dr. Nkechy Ezeh, a life-long educator. “We have a window that if you don’t invest and do something we are going to pay more at the end of it. Early education is part of a pipeline that we need to protect, continue to invest in and measure. And, we need to hold people accountable.”
(This article doesn’t mention it, but Nkechy Ezeh is a GRCC alumna.)

Nonprofit hosting Women, Community & the Environment Series
2/18/19 Grand Rapids Business Journal
A local environmental group is planning a three-day event this week to educate the community about clean water issues.
… “Thirst for Justice” film and panel discussion: Feb. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the Grand Rapids Community College Applied Technology Center, 143 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids

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