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Wednesday: Learning

Smart buoys help brace Great Lakes for environmental challenges

By DANIEL SCHOENHERR Special to the Journal LANSING — Lake Erie is the first of the Great Lakes getting connected to the internet with a series of offshore “smart” buoys. And it’s not just for sending texts on the water. The buoy project, called the Smart Lake Erie Watershed ...

Why now is a crucial time to pay off your credit card debt

NEW YORK — For Americans who lacked savings prior to the pandemic, financial stress is rising. A combination of inflation, increased interest rates, and the end of pandemic-tied relief, such as the moratorium on student loan payments, has led to record credit card debt, experts say. In the ...

Schools use incentives, state programs to recruit, retain teachers

LANSING — School districts are using a mix of state-funded programs and their own innovative incentives to recruit and retain teachers. Funding for such initiatives, which include financial support for young educators through loan repayment programs and paid student teaching opportunities, ...

Teacher of the Year honored at football game

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University alumna Nanette Hanson, the 2023 Michigan State Teacher of the Year, was honored on the field before the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Jan. 8, and stayed to watch the Michigan Wolverines win the trophy. She is a first-grade ...