Wednesday: Learning

School to give radio experience to some students with autism

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A new fellowship program at Western Kentucky University aims to prepare students with autism to enter the workforce by providing broadcasting experience. The David Brinkley Student Employment Fellowship Program will provide two positions to students with the goal ...

Illinois pilot program connects students with therapists

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois county is using a pilot program to connect children and teenagers experiencing a mental health concern or crisis with a therapist. The McLean County Health Department, county Center for Human Services and the Chestnut Health Systems are providing ...

Teacher tech

MARQUETTE — It’s a virtual certainty that virtual reality is playing an increasingly bigger role in classrooms. And those classrooms include those in the Upper Peninsula, which — like school districts in more populated areas of Michigan and even the United States — need to move past ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Children can start a garden early

The weather is mostly sunny but the soil is not ready for planting. This is one of the most frustrating times of the year. We are ready to plant but the soil is not in many parts of the United States. In a perfect world, families would wait for the garden soil to be 80 degrees before ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Helping kids deal with bullying isn’t easy

While talking with young children about bullying, they often share how upset and helpless they feel that no one comes forward to help. Adults are disappointed and hurt about this, too. They know witnessing bullying can be just as, if not more, damaging to the other children as the victims. ...

HEALTHY IMAGES

MARQUETTE — How does a photographer get a compelling picture of a radiologist looking at a mammography image? It’s a sensitive subject about a procedure that takes place in a private area. With a little imagination — and advice from a medical professional — it can be done. Sidney ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Helping children look for firsts and lasts

Spring is a time of first and lasts. Since young children are natural scientist and detectives, searching for change during this time of year is a great game to play. They sharpen their observation, writing, and drawing skills. Searching and record keeping can take many forms. Looking for ...

The Hendricks legacy

MARQUETTE — The late Jim Hendricks, Sr., leaves behind more than memories of a strong handshake. He has a legacy that includes helping to create a field-based education program at Northern Michigan University, where he was an associate dean. Hendricks, who also was a professor of education ...

Apple unveils pencil support for $329 iPad at school event

CHICAGO — Apple is adding the ability to use a digital pencil to draw and write on its cheapest iPad model in an attempt to make the tablet more compelling for creating, teaching and learning. Apple's pencil previously worked only on its more expensive iPad Pro line. The company unveiled ...

Grandparents Teach, Too

Little pocket pies take just minutes to make and are easy for young children help prepare and eat once cooled. They store well in the refrigerator or freezer and can be reheated in a toaster oven by older children. They are a fun activity for children's parties. Pocket Desserts To make small ...

‘Teachers of Promise’

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University education students Jennie Baker of Munising and Amy Burley of Marquette were among the “Teachers of Promise” who attended the Governor’s Education and Talent Summit March 12-13 in Novi. The Network of Michigan Educators invited universities to ...

Wisconsin students take gun protest on road to Ryan district

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some Wisconsin students are taking the momentum of weekend demonstrations against gun violence on the road — straight to House Speaker Paul Ryan's district. About 40 students launched a “50 Miles More” march from Madison on Sunday. They planned to make it to ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Children learn culture through cooking

Families can celebrate simple recipes from around the world and learn a little about geography, history and culture. Whether ancestors called it mousse, junket, blancmange, creme, pannukakku or Tiramisu, custards are fun to make with kids. Although all are slightly different, this custard ...

Art for change: Food for those in need

Funds raised by Empty Bowls will be split between three local organizations that each have distinctive approaches to fighting local hunger: JJ Packs, Room at the Inn and a student group at Northern Michigan University, Food Recovery Network. ≤ JJ Packs, an organization started by parents ...

Best buddies

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Best Buddies organization has been invited to transition from an associate chapter to an official chapter in the Best Buddies International program. Best Buddies colleges match students in one-to-one friendships with individuals with disabilities ...

Grandparents Teach, Too/Planning visit times helps everyone

Professional certified day care centers use research and best practices information to schedule children’s days. Families and extended families like grandparents can use this information for success, too. Children have a basic body clock, needs and rhythm at all ages. They need to be ...

Student walkout over guns poses balancing act for schools

RICHMOND, Va. — As schools around the country brace for student walkouts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, principals and superintendents are scrambling to perform a delicate balancing act: How to let thousands of students exercise their First Amendment rights while not ...

Different schools, different needs

MARQUETTE — A comprehensive statewide study that looks into school funding in Michigan has determined the need for reform in this arena. Conducted by the School Finance Research Collaborative, or SFRC, a bipartisan group of education experts and business leaders from around the state, the ...

Should schools be required to tell parents about bullying?

ALBANY, N.Y. — Richard and Christine Taras knew their soft-spoken son had been picked on by a school bus bully. But they were unaware of the more extensive torment Jacobe endured in school hallways until the day the 12-year-old middle schooler killed himself with his father’s ...