1,041 fewer employees in W. MI schools
Students returning to West Michigan public schools next week will find at least 1,041 fewer employees than they did last fall, including at least 424 fewer
Safe, healthy lunch choices for kids
We talk with Bill Antsey of the Kent County Health Department to find out how to make sure you are packing not just a healthy lunch, but a safe one, for your
Back to school: Kids' vaccinations
24 Hour News 8 is watching out for your kids' health and finding out what you need to know about vaccinations.
Zeeland students get iPads
The idea is to "provide learners with portable computing device so they can create, collaborate, communicate, and critically think."
School rankings for 14 W. Mich counties
Here is a list, both alphabetical and by district, of how the schools in 14 West Michigan counties fared in statewide proficiency rankings released on Aug. 26,
'Healthy Kids' campaign sign-up begins
More than 127,000 children are eligible for Michigan's low-cost and free health insurance programs, and Grand Rapids school leaders kicked off an eight-week
In The Image continues shoe giveaways
Scott Vandenakker has a job, but money is too tight to get new shoes for his kids. But he and many other families will be able to get shoes for their kids
Want to save on school supplies?
Students throughout West Michigan are about to go back to school and that means many parents are hitting the stores to buy much needed school supplies.
School supplies collected, distributed
Many places are helping provide back-to-school supplies for parents and students. Here is a partial list compiled by 24 Hour News 8.
Website examines Mich school reports
Michigan is set to launch a website that opens the books on the state's high schools.
Good food equals better students
When students eat better food, they perform better in school. Here's a few tips to help you help your student.
Getting your child on a sleep schedule
With most schools getting ready for students next week, it's time for students - and parents - to get into a sleep routine that works.
The effects of bullying, cyberbullying
Experts worry school bullies could take away their victims' confidence.
New high school sports concussion rules
There are new concussion rules for high school athletes across Michigan.
Schools prep for flu season
As many as 50 West Michigan schools closed last year because of H1N1 flu and seasonal influenza concerns.
Comparing most expensive HS supplies
24 Hour News 8 shopped at Meijer, Target and Walmart in the Muskegon area to find the best deals on school supplies for high school students.