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Plan ‘trunk’ or treating next year

October 28, 2015 Good community ideas for family fun spread quickly. “Trunk or Treat” could be in your Halloween fun next year at your school, religious organization, or community center. Here is how it works. more »»

‘Wall of Excellence’ inductee at MAPS

October 21, 2015 MARQUETTE — Whenever Dr. more »»

Michigan Legislature approves teacher evaluation framework

October 21, 2015 LANSING — The Legislature on Tuesday finalized a new state framework for evaluating Michigan’s teachers and schools administrators, with annual evaluations based partly on state standardized test... more »»

Learning children’s milestones

October 21, 2015 Children go through many developmental stages as they grow to maturity. Families can look for these stages and share progress with their doctor at every well-child visit. more »»

Lining up their careers

October 14, 2015 K.I. SAWYER — It’s easier to be impressed with a vocational program when you get to watch students in bucket trucks and climbing poles. more »»

Grandparents teach, too: Teach children values

October 14, 2015 “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, and lessons in life. more »»

Learning the ropes

October 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — Logan Schewe, a first-year student in Northern Michigan University’s Electrical Line Technician Program, is studying this field for the same reason some people would avoid it. more »»

Let’s have fun with leaves!

October 7, 2015 Young children’s minds are wondrous creative gifts. We sometimes forget how much they can absorb. Fall is an excellent season for science and art learning fun and they don’t take much time. more »»

NMU to host a family weekend

October 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host Family Weekend this coming weekend. The event is designed so that families can feel as if they are a part of their student’s college experience. more »»

Telescope subject of planetarium presentation

September 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — It might be the closest some people ever get to a massive space telescope, at least in the visual sense. more »»

Teaching anytime, anywhere

September 30, 2015 Many young families are working in a little bit of reading and math teaching with children as they go about daily errands. They have great ideas to share and more are found on grandparentsteachtoo. more »»

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking about. more »»

Questpedition 2015

September 23, 2015 K.I. SAWYER — The angle of a sharp carnivore tooth and the texture of a flat beaver tail could inspire youngsters to draw and write more imaginatively. more »»

Google maps do great job

September 23, 2015 Take a magic carpet wide with children and Google maps. You will need an ordinary rug for a magic carpet, a computer, and Google Maps found by typing it in the Google search window. more »»

Buzz Aldrin joins university to help develop plan for colonizing planet within 25 years

September 9, 2015 MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop “a master plan” for colonizing Mars within 25 year. more »»

Parfaits perfect after school snack

September 9, 2015 Are you looking for recipes to make with children or they can make themselves? Parfaits are the perfect choice for any age because they are naturally simple, slightly messy, and taste really great. more »»

NMU to hold UNITED Conference

September 2, 2015 MARQUETTE— Northern Michigan University will hold its annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity Conference Sept. 19-29. more »»

Toddlers much fun to teach

September 2, 2015 Toddlers ages 12-24 months seem to grow and change daily. They make great strides in every area of development. It is an exciting time for families to share activities. more »»

Arguments in education case heard in Texas Supreme Court

September 2, 2015 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for 600-plus school districts suing Texas told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn’t provide enough funding for classrooms and... more »»



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