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Charter school students learning more, study finds

July 3, 2013 By ABBEY HAUSWIRTH Journal Staff Writer and CELESTE BOTT Special to the Journal LANSING — An average Michigan charter school student will learn more in a year than his or her public school peer,... more »»

Tips for summer math fun

July 3, 2013 Families can teach young children that math is useful, everywhere, interesting, and fun. They can also help school age children progress rather than slide back during vacation. more »»

History conference held at MTU

July 3, 2013 HOUGHTON — Phil Smith has been to nine consecutive Upper Peninsula History Conferences, and he learns something new at each one. more »»

Special ice maker helps support NMU research

June 26, 2013 MARQUETTE — Students enrolled in Northern Michigan University’s Clinical Laboratory Sciences program are learning skills that are in high demand, and will only grow more-so as the health care... more »»

Good tips for summer reading

June 26, 2013 Summer is a difficult time to have regular family routines. However, including reading every day can help children stay on track with their language and reading skill. more »»

Houghton school principal to retire

June 26, 2013 HOUGHTON — Retiring Houghton Middle School Principal Jim Luoma thanked staff and students at his final board meeting Monday. more »»

Escanaba school board adopts budget

June 26, 2013 ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board adopted the district’s budget for the fiscal year 2013-14. The action was taken at a budget hearing and meeting held Monday. more »»

Nuture love of science at home

June 19, 2013 Children who love science, engineering, and math rarely just pop out of nowhere. more »»

Dig into reading

June 19, 2013 MARQUETTE — A summer program hosted by the libraries throughout the region is aiming to keep area students with their noses in books, at least for part of their summer vacatio. more »»

H-PT school district passes budget

June 19, 2013 HOUGHTON — The Houghton-Portage Township School District approved a general fund budget of close to $11 million at Monday night’s monthly board meeting. more »»

Escanaba OKs budget amendments

June 19, 2013 ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board unanimously approved two budget amendments — routine action for the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year — during Monday's school board meeting. more »»

Youths are served, educated, entertained

June 12, 2013 MARQUETTE — With summer’s warm weather and sunny skies finally arriving, and school letting out for the year, it’s time once again for the area’s summer camps to spring into gear. more »»

Protecting kid’s heads is critical

June 12, 2013 How can adults help children be physically active outside and do the things they love while keeping them safe? There are ways to keep this delicate balance. more »»

MTU names 3 new department chairs

June 12, 2013 HOUGHTON — Bruce Seely, dean of Michigan Tech University’s College of Sciences and Arts, announced the appointment of three new department chairs through the following release in Tech Today Tuesd. more »»

Functionally speaking

June 5, 2013 MARQUETTE — Students involved in the Marquette Area Public Schools Functional Skills program relaxed with family, teachers and fellow elementary school students Friday afternoon during the program’s... more »»

Homemade sidewalk painting fun

June 5, 2013 When young children are in the family you need a huge bag of tricks. Those tricks are probably in your kitchen. All you need is a recipe. Painting with homemade sidewalk paint is always a hit. more »»

Alternative high school students raise funds to assist former MSHS student, son

June 5, 2013 MARQUETTE — Marquette Alternative High School students have raised more than $1,100 to help a Marquette Senior High School alumnus pay for the care her young son’s needs. A total of $1,154. more »»

Prison education

May 29, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Corrections is working on several efforts to teach community college courses and vocational training in-house to a small number of inmates near parole. more »»

At-risk high school students helping local community

May 22, 2013 By JACKIE STARK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — On any given Sunday, at-risk youth can find a home at the Kolor 2 Dye 4 salon along U.S. more »»



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