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School discipline looked at

January 12, 2014 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the nation’s schools to abandon what it described as overly zealous discipline policies that send students to court instead of the... more »»

New rights law

January 5, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling... more »»

I will always remember when...

January 5, 2014 I’ll be honest:?The only reason I’m doing this story was because I was asked to. more »»

Boy Scouts open ranks to gay youth

December 29, 2013 The Boy Scouts of America will accept openly gay youths starting on New Year’s Day, a historic change that has prompted the BSA to ponder a host of potential complicationsî ranging from policies o... more »»

Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law

December 29, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -î With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling... more »»

New Years to be spent with my dad

December 29, 2013 New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day is this week and to many people that means staying out at bar until 4 a.m. more »»

An interview with Santa Claus

December 22, 2013 Members of 8-18 Media had a chance to do what millions of children all over the world wish for:?Meet and talk to Santa Claus Two reporters from 8-18 Media, Aidan Pascoe and Anja Williams McBride,... more »»

CLK students put in an ‘Hour of Code’

December 22, 2013 CALUMET — To some degree, the life of almost everyone on earth is affected in some way by computers, but according to one organization, there will very soon be a serious shortage of people to create... more »»

Facing bullies

December 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — Sophie Nyquist is a pretty typical sixth-grader. She likes hanging out with her friends, loves being in gymnastics and playing her violin. more »»

Couldn’t receive a better gift

December 15, 2013 It’s that time of year again when people ask me what I want for Christmas, and now that I’m older I can never come up with even one thing, so I always say gift cards. more »»

Theater troupe takes on bullying

December 15, 2013 RAPID CITY, SD (AP) — Playing a bully on stage means that 11-year-old Trent Counsellor has to say “some not very nice words. more »»

Socks that rock

December 8, 2013 MARQUETTE— Marquette Alternative High School is hosting their second annual Rock the Socks campaign this week. more »»

Christmas season is my favorite

December 8, 2013 With Thanksgiving over now, we are headed into the serious Christmas season. more »»


December 1, 2013 NEGAUNEE— Negaunee fourth graders learned about the lumber and mining industries when they took a field trip the the Michigan Iron Industry Museum Tuesday. more »»

Who says youth isn’t informed?

December 1, 2013 About a week ago I covered an event where state Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, visited the Marquette Alternative High School to speak to the students and take questions from them. more »»

Other people’s kids behave badly

December 1, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) — He's the toddler who always bites. She's the 6-year-old drama queen prone to "it's mine" fits and hair-pulling. more »»

Being ready for opening night is hard

November 24, 2013 When you walk onto that stage, sometimes you can’t help but stop and stare at all the seats. Look at the stage lights; envision them directed at you, the colors they would display (if they were on). more »»

State rep. visit Kivela, students talk issues

November 24, 2013 MARQUETTE— Students at Marquette Alternative High School had a chance to ask state Rep. John Kivela, D-Marquette, the tough questions about current issues and the they didn’t hold back. more »»

Batkid in action

November 17, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO — Dressed in a black Batman costume, his fists clenched as he took on foe after foe around San Francisco, a 5-year-old boy who has battled leukemia for years fulfilled his wish Frida... more »»



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