Wednesday: Learning

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 ...

Get your sisu on

MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula probably is the only place in the world where someone might understand this sentence: “You might be hungry for a slice of cudighi pizza if you pank down the 5 feet of snow on your camp’s front porch wearing your choppers.” Words unique to the U.P. were ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“Yum. Here are some fruits and vegetables,” says adult to child. Young child’s mouth is sealed shut. “Let’s eat some salsa you helped chop up! Yummy!” Magically the mouth may open up with a smile. Not convinced? Give salsa a whirl. Sometimes when families are encouraging small ...

DeVos revokes Obama-era rule policing for-profit colleges

By COLLIN BINKLEY AP Education Writer The Trump administration on Friday revoked an Obama-era rule that aimed to terminate federal funding to for-profit college programs that consistently left graduates with high student debt. Department officials announced that the 2014 gainful ...

Learn Quest

MARQUETTE — Throwing water balloons can be a rite of passage for a youngster, but it has added meaning when the heaving of said water balloons has science behind it. Catapult concepts was just one subject taught at the recently completed first session of Marquette Area Public Schools’ ...

Keeping toddlers safe can be a challenge

Someone once said that silence is golden unless you have a very young child and then it is suspicious. Keeping this age safe is a 24/ 7 job. Here are tips from the Department of Health and Human Services and emergency physicians. Water Stay with young kids every minute they are around water. ...

School’s plan for facial recognition system raises concerns

LOCKPORT, N.Y. — A New York school district has finished installing a facial recognition system intended to spot potentially dangerous intruders, but state officials concerned about privacy say they want to know more before the technology is put into use. Education Department spokeswoman ...

Sounding off: Recording booth installed at PWPL

MARQUETTE — Right now it just looks like a sparsely furnished room, but a new recording booth at the Peter White Public Library is expected to enrich the community’s educational experiences. In addition to the library’s recently completed renovation project, the booth has been installed ...

Education, from mud pies to real thing

“Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, ...

Van Andel Institute to award grants

GRAND RAPIDS — Van Andel Education Institute invites educators from across the country to submit their ideas on how they would use $5,000 to transform their classroom during Science on the Grand: A STEAM Conference for Inquiry-Based Instruction. Conference finalists will present their ...

Westwood goes west

ISHPEMING — Westwood High School students have earned accolades for their business acumen — and a trip to Disneyland. Westwood students garnered national awards at May’s National Leadership Conference of the Business Professionals of America, which took place in Anaheim, ...

Broken bee?

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Scripps National Spelling Bee suffered a body blow when eight kids ended up co-champions because they were simply too accomplished to stumble over any of the words Scripps threw at them. That doesn’t mean it’s irretrievably broken. Even some critics who ...