‘It is heavy at occasions’: GHAPS climbing again from pandemic trauma | Schooling

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A bystander holds up a sign in front of the Grand Haven School Board on February 7.


Emily Berry says she feels the weighty climate that has settled over education over the past year.

In the classrooms and offices of Grand Haven Area Public Schools — along with schools across the country — the atmosphere is turbulent. The first full year of school again was extremely difficult personally, leaving the staff and students traumatized and exhausted.

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Third graders at Mary A. White Elementary School make placemats for meals on wheels as part of a lesson about Martin Luther King Jr. in January 2020.



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