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VAI Education Institute Purchases New Home

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The Van Andel Education Institute just recently purchased the old Mercantile Bank building on North Division. This is the smaller division of VAI that works to improve math, science and other curricula in local schools. Here is the article:

http://www.mlive.com/business/grpress/inde...3960.xml&coll=6

And the website link:

http://www.vai.org/VAEI/default.asp

The article mentions the "long-term use of the building is less certain", although VAI mentioned that the new Med Tower on North Division at Michigan would be better suited for the new MSU Med School. Lot's of movement around there. :thumbsup: Is that building right next to the Mercantile Bank building still vacant (or mostly vacant)?

edit: Yes it is:

http://public.carwm.com/public/carpagerpt....LS=357872&C=&B=

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Local schools, meaning local christian schools or both public and private? I'm positive that local GR students can be an amazing asset to this Medical Hill investment, will this directly link the investment of a corridor with the local GRPS kids?

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My cousins went to Sherwood Park, what a school it is let me tell you. When Newby was in office she held a PTA meeting there and I was helping the local parents watch their kids so that they could participate in the meeting. As I was walking through the school I had a sense of community, a respect for race and culture, and a strong commitment to education, I thought, "wow." Ironicly when I went to East Kentwood and elementary schools in Kentwood, I had noticed a much less appreciation for culture and commitment to respecting and challenging the student. Just a perception of two schools that are relatively close, just a couple miles or so, it's quite amazing to see the difference.

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