Wednesday: Learning

Grandparents Teach, too

There are many more “R’s” kids need to learn besides the basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There is also how to raid the refrigerator. Nutritionists hope they will learn to whip up nutritious after school snacks. These will help one feel satisfied and have leftovers for lunch the ...

FutureFuel.io and First Data team up to help associates with student debt

FutureFuel.io, a technology provider of student debt employer benefits solutions, today announced the launch of a new program with First Data, a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions. The program offers qualified First Data associates the opportunity to direct earned ...

NMU prof sees change in Finland town

From Northern Michigan University MKKELI, FINLAND — NMU professor Gary Brunswick spent part of his summer teaching a services marketing course to students from several countries at XAMK, South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences. It was the sixth time he has taught at the ...

Grandparents Teach, too

It’s an exciting time for students of all ages as they look forward to new classes, activities and friends. It’s an exciting time for parents, too. Although life is still very busy, there is more of a consistent schedule again. How can you use this time to teach your ...

Oregon OKs law saying schools must teach the Holocaust

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the country. The law was introduced by 14-year ...

Students ‘Come Together’ for Beatles class

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — The newly released film “Yesterday” imagines a world in which The Beatles never existed, except to a struggling singer-songwriter who becomes an overnight sensation performing the band’s back catalog. The premise demonstrates the ...

Grandparents Teach, too

A third grader asks his grandpa, “Who do you admire?” “One is Warren Buffet. He has principles and principles don’t change. They are your guide to help you be happy, successful, and care for others. You are never too young to learn them.” Find work that you love Even when you are ...

‘Toddlers Play @ the Park’

MARQUETTE — Getting slightly wet on a warm summer morning isn’t the worst thing that can happen to a toddler. In fact, it could be one of the best things. “Toddlers Play @ the Park” for kids age 4 and under took place on Monday morning at Mattson Lower Harbor Park courtesy of the ...

Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn’t harmed patients

By CARLA K. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer When reforms shortened working hours for U.S. doctors-in-training, some worried: Was that enough time to learn the art of medicine? Would future patients suffer? Now a study has answers, finding no difference in hospital deaths, readmissions or costs ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Vacation meal and snack times provide a time to encourage healthy habits and conversation. When wise snacking is added to three nutritious meals a day, adults can achieve the total recommended daily guidelines for healthy American children. Otherwise, the government guidelines can be a ...

Civil rights panel: Disabled students of color punished more

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights urged the Trump administration on Tuesday to offer schools guidance on complying with federal nondiscrimination laws following a review that found students of color with disabilities are disciplined more harshly than their peers. The administration ...

Learning Linux

MARQUETTE — Learning about problems such as the Code Red computer worm — which didn’t use to be a global issue, but is now — is one way to prepare for future cyber attacks. Since it’s highly likely these attacks will continue, Northern Michigan University is hosting a Cybersecurity ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“The best way to teach your kids about taxes is to eat one third of their ice cream cone.”—Bill Murray Teaching economics doesn’t need to be disgusting, but it is essential. Here are a few suggestions for teaching your children about making, managing, keeping, and making money work ...

Library goes lunar with science activities

MARQUETTE — The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing came and went on Saturday, but astronomy-related activities for youngsters continue. The Detroit-based Michigan Science Center came to the Peter White Public Library on Monday for an Apollo Adventure Festival that gave youngsters ...

Rosalynn Carter Institute’s Caregiving Scholarship Applications now open

AMERICUS, Ga. — The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving has opened applications for the 2019 Mattie J.T. Stepanek Caregiving Scholarship. Named for peace activist Mattie Stepanek, the Stepanek Scholarships provide financial assistance to family caregivers who are seeking training or ...

Grandparents Teach, too

What’s more fun for young children than playing with their toy cars? Here is an exciting way to incorporate science into playtime. You will need boxes, books, small cars, balls, marbles, thin boards at least 8 inches wide, or a series of tubes, and masking tape. Gravity and ...

Oregon passes new law saying schools must teach Holocaust

By SARAH ZIMMERMAN Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon public school students will be required to learn about the Holocaust and other genocides under a bill signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown on Monday, a measure that was in response to spikes in anti-Semitic incidents across the ...

Seaborg summer

MARQUETTE — You can present a chemical reaction on paper using complicated chemical formulas, or you can drop a Mentos mint into a bottle of pop, already having a pretty good idea — if you’re the teacher — of the explosive reaction that was forthcoming. Which method would impress a ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Children love dinosaurs so much they can be used to teach almost anything. You’ll need a package of small dinosaurs, small river or flat rocks, an up to date dinosaur book, paper and markers. Take along along your dinosaur gear to the beach and start a conversation. Have your children seen ...

Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly AND economical

By BEV O’SHEA Associated Press Earth-friendly school supplies might sound expensive, but you can be gentle with the planet and respectful of your wallet. Start by widening your idea of what’s “green.” LOOK FOR FREEBIES FIRST Using what you already have is the ultimate ...