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Fall color books can be great fun

October 9, 2013 Before all the leaves fall off the trees and are too crunchy to collect, make a nature identification book with young children. more »»

I.M. schools earn strong state grades

October 9, 2013 IRON MOUNTAIN — Both North Elementary School and Iron Mountain’s middle school were ranked in top 31 percent in the state based on test scores and other criteria from the 2012-13 school year,... more »»

Calumet teacher creates math e-book

October 2, 2013 CALUMET — The digital electronic age continues to work its way into public education, and Calumet High School recently added another feature to its classrooms in the form of an iPad algebra... more »»

Student athletes do their part for Beacon House

September 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University athletes are doing their part to give back to the community, volunteering their time every Tuesday through the rest of the academic year at the Beacon House... more »»

Learning math from puddle play

September 25, 2013 Thirty-seven percent of extended family members are raising young children or providing childcare. more »»

Education funding formula a challenge to comprehend

September 18, 2013 MARQUETTE — Ask people involved with public schools and they’ll likely say public school funding in the state of Michigan is a complicated road to travel. more »»

Talking and cooking go together

September 18, 2013 Nationally we talk with children an average of about 30 minutes a day. Fifteen of those minutes are spent on management and directions preparing to go somewhere. more »»

Escanaba gymnastics program to become self funded

September 18, 2013 ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area Public Schools Board of Education voted to allow the district’s gymnastics program to become a self-funded sport during Monday's school board meeting. more »»

‘Hartman High’: A west end alternative

September 11, 2013 ISHPEMING — Ask anyone who studies or works at “Hartman High” in Ishpeming, and they’ll tell you the same thing: it’s like a family. “I had a lot of troubles at other schools. more »»

Picking berries fun with kids

September 11, 2013 Berries are perfect for young children. They are the right size to pick, count, and eat. They are little but packed with vitamins and minerals. more »»

Making a difference: Tech students create a mobile clinic for use in Ghana

September 11, 2013 HOUGHTON — During the 2012-2013 academic year, a group of Michigan Technological University students completed an unusual project. more »»

The Career Technical Education Committee

September 4, 2013 MARQUETTE — A relatively new volunteer committee is working to help create more career and technical education opportunities in high schools across Marquette and Alger counties. more »»

Kids’ Tech Reading and Writing

September 4, 2013 What could be better than reading with your children? Writing stories with your children, of course! Both are excellent activities for reading development, but writing stories develops organizationa... more »»


August 28, 2013 MARQUETTE — With the start of the new school year right around the corner, this year’s 10 newest AmeriCorps members are beginning their training, learning how to help improve literacy skills before... more »»

Appreciating the bounty of nature

August 28, 2013 Now is the time for families to teach an appreciation of gardens, farms, and other food gathering places with children. more »»

Storytime program set at library

August 28, 2013 MARQUETTE — “Storytime ABC’s,” a storytime for 2 and 3-year-olds and an adult, runs from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 9 through Oct. more »»

Poetry, music, dance featured at NMU

August 28, 2013 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host its first International Poetry, Music and Dance Festival at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public. more »»

North Star Academy

August 21, 2013 MARQUETTE — As students across the area stack up their new notebooks, folders and pencils, North Star Academy is working on putting the finishing touches on some of its own new school supplies —... more »»

Great tips for happy school days

August 21, 2013 Teachers offer tips to prepare for a positive school start and successful year. More than ever, success in school depends on a partnership between home and school. For more see www. more »»

Ed department receives data grant

August 21, 2013 LANSING — The Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Great Start has begun a project to develop foundational elements of a coordinated early childhood data system to support improved outcomes... more »»



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