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Let’s make Halloween fun last

October 19, 2016 Halloween is not about the candy. It is about dressing up in costumes and pretending you are your favorite character. more »»

Nest quest

October 19, 2016 MARQUETTE — Emily Bertucci’s summer was black and whit. more »»

Library teaches language app

October 12, 2016 MARQUETTE — Are you a “snowbird” with little extra time on your hands to learn a new language? Or do you just want to learn a few basic phrases in Mandarin Chinese? If you fell into one of those... more »»

Kids love getting pumpkins early

October 12, 2016 “Pumpkins smell like earth. They taste like a thousand orange rainbows. They look like a giant golden nugget.” When young children get a little help from adults these words have a poetic ring. more »»

The Scribblers

October 5, 2016 MARQUETTE — Have you ever had to write down things you’re good at? Even if you’re an excessive egomaniac, that could take some creativity. more »»

Google unveils new Pixel smartphones, other gadgets

October 5, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Google launched an aggressive challenge to consumer electronics giants like Apple and Samsung on Tuesday, introducing a new line of smartphones called Pixel and other gadgets designe... more »»

Apples are the stars of fall season

October 5, 2016 Apples can help teach children to observe, use their senses, make choices and predict. All are skills used in STEAM (science, technology, engineering art, and math). more »»

‘Smart Gardening’ workshop addresses cold-climate challenges

September 28, 2016 HARVEY— The Upper Peninsula and its accompanying cool-weather climate present gardening challenges not faced by someone living in, say, Tampa, Florida, or even downstate Michigan. more »»

Planting bulbs with children fun

September 28, 2016 Preparing for winter is another opportunity to teach young children science, geography, and economics. more »»

Textiles TAUGHT

September 21, 2016 MARQUETTE — The fiber arts don’t have to be the lost arts. That’s one of the messages organizers want to convey at the Oct. 1 Lake Superior Fiber Festival. The event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.. more »»

Michelle Obama hosts Broadway event to help educate girls

September 21, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama tapped some big voices to help deliver her push to get girls educated across the world. The U.S. more »»

Start young when teaching reading

September 21, 2016 Families can make a difference in young children’s lives by teaching them to recognize upper and lower case letters during playtim. more »»

Cold-weather clues

September 14, 2016 MARQUETTE — It might not be everyone’s favorite thing in the world, but cold weather could provide a benefit down the line when it comes to forensic research in the are. more »»

Family chores a part of belonging

September 14, 2016 Young children enjoy being included in many household chores and learn important skills at the same time. In addition, young children begin to understand that everyone helps in a famil. more »»

Report: Benchmark led to special education services denials

September 14, 2016 HOUSTON (AP) — More than a dozen teachers and administrators from across Texas say they delayed or denied special education to disabled students in order to stay below the benchmark state officials... more »»

Ishpeming school staff learns about suicide prevention

September 7, 2016 ISHPEMING — Kelly Sager, regional school health coordinator with the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, asked participants of the recent “Promoting Help Seeking Behavior” seminar t... more »»

Adequate sleep affects child development

September 7, 2016 How much sleep do children need? How do you get the kids to sleep enough? Experts and families have grappled with those questions for decades. more »»

Arachnids fascinate young people

August 31, 2016 Spiders are often over feared and misunderstood. more »»


August 31, 2016 HARVEY — Higashiomi, Japan, is different from Marquette, Michigan, and a delegation from the Asian country is seeing that first-han. more »»

School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom issue

August 31, 2016 RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia school board urged the U.S. more »»

Growing with Gilbert

August 24, 2016 GWINN — Little hands can produce big results. Huge Beefsteak tomatoes and Oriental Express cucumbers, as well as beans, squash and other crops, are being harvested from the Forsyth Senior Center. more »»



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