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Chase away the bordom from winter

January 22, 2014 Cold winter days can be a challenge for adults caring for young children. more »»

Minnesota university plans wilderness research center

January 22, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — It’s a well-preserved gem of boreal forest, around 350 acres fronting two lakes on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. more »»

Comfort by design

January 15, 2014 MARQUETTE — Students in Northern Michigan University’s human-centered design program got plenty of hands-on experience in December as they headed down to Menominee to pitch their designs for... more »»

Vaccinations good for family health

January 15, 2014 State laws require written proof of immunization before starting school or childcare. more »»

IM teachers, school board address lack of contract

January 15, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Emotions were running high at Monday’s meeting of the Iron Mountain School District Board of Education. more »»

Officers for 2014 elected in Escanaba district

January 15, 2014 ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board recently elected officers for the 2014 calendar year: Cathy Wilson as president, Marilyn Noble as vice president, Natalie Clouse as secretary, and Clyde (Jed)... more »»

Teachers say home visits assist in the classroom

January 8, 2014 ST. LOUIS —In days gone by, a knock on the door by a teacher or school official used to mean a child was in trouble. Not anymore, at least for parents and students at Clay Elementary School. more »»

Make time for gratitude, saying thanks

January 8, 2014 Teaching children to be appreciative of others is a goal for many families. But in the midst of activity and abundance, we often miss the opportunity to instill this important value. more »»

Federal study warns of sudden climate change woes

January 8, 2014 WASHINGTON — Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth’s environment are more worrisome than climate change’s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the federal government... more »»

Help wanted: Surgical technology a growing career field

December 11, 2013 MARQUETTE — As the Baby Boomer generation ages, thus requiring more medical care, jobs in the medical field will see some of the largest increases over the next 10 years, according to the U.. more »»

NASA: Ancient Mars lake may have supported life

December 11, 2013 LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered signs of an ancient freshwater lake on Mars that may have teemed with tiny organisms for tens of millions of years, far longer than scientists had... more »»

Good tips for child-safe cleaning

December 11, 2013 There are healthy and safer options of common “green” and organic products available at stores and co-ops to keep young children’s areas clean. more »»

Foot in the door

December 4, 2013 MARQUETTE — With the school year now in full swing, most area schools have probably needed to call in a substitute teacher to fill in during a regular teacher’s absenc. more »»

Keeping kids’ areas and toys clean

December 4, 2013 What is in your children’s environment? Ninety- two percent of all poison exposures occurring in the home involve everyday household items such as medicines, cleaning supplies, cosmetics, and... more »»

Districts see savings with transportation change

December 4, 2013 HANCOCK — Three years ago, the members of the Hancock Public Schools Board of Education contracted with R&A Transportation to bus students. At their Nov. more »»

Giving back

November 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — There’s a lot of giving going on in the Marquette area, and it has little to do with the holiday season. more »»

Sneak Peek: DA Glass shows off progress

November 27, 2013 FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP — Much of DA Glass’s machinery is still en route — some, in fact, arrived in New Jersey Monday after being shipped from Europ. more »»

Learning to measure can be fun time

November 27, 2013 Young children are full of measurement questions. How long is it? How big is it? How far away is it? The answer is hard to explain without knowing measurement units. more »»

Design Build Draft

November 20, 2013 GWINN — Students in Gwinn Area Community Schools’ computer-aided design and drafting class are hard at work this year, creating and building a number of things in a hybrid classroom/job site settin. more »»

Children can learn much from animals

November 20, 2013 There is an undeniable bond between humans and animals. A pet can be a friend to talk to, an exercise partner, a protector, a service animal, a lap warmer, and much more. more »»



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