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Wednesday: Learning

Patrick Booth group to play

MARQUETTE — Bark & Branch — an improvisational musical journey through our greatest national treasure: the forest — will be performed by the Patrick Booth Quintet at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 on the Peter White Public Library’s Front Street steps. Bark & Branch is Patrick Booth’s sonic ...

Grandparents Teach, too

Young children enjoy being included in many household chores and learn important skills at the same time. In addition, young children begin to understand that everyone helps in a family. Your young children will be developing language skills, muscle control, and organizational skills, as ...

Amid virus, uncertainty, parents decide how to school students

Joshua Claybourn is leaning toward sending his kindergarten daughter to in-person classes at a private school next month. Holly Davis' sixth-grade daughter will learn online, though the family has not yet decided what to do for school for a teenage daughter who requires special accommodations ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“The more you read the more you will know. The more you learn the more places you will go.” — Dr. Seuss What can families do from birth to age five to help develop skills in reading and school readiness? The international Reading Association has some suggestions for families: Read to ...

Diversity urged in dietary guidelines

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University Native American Studies Professor Martin Reinhardt and his Decolonizing Diet Project are referenced in an article by Civil Eats, a daily news source for critical thought about the American food system. The article asserts that recent recommendations ...

Suit seeks ed reform at Native American schools

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A lawsuit that accuses the federal government of failing to adequately provide for students on a small, isolated reservation in Arizona is set to go to trial in November. The lawsuit filed in 2017 seeks systematic reforms of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Education, an agency ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Developing your ‘Tiny Happy People’

“A chatty child is a happy child” —Tiny Happy People Although the United States has many useful sites for parents raising children age zero to five, the British might have one upped us with the new site supported by the BBC called “Tiny Happy People.” The web and Instagram sites ...

Webinar offered to help paddlers ID invasives

LANSING — With many people headed out to enjoy paddle sports along Michigan’s rivers, streams and lakes this season, Michigan State University Extension is spreading the word about a class that prepares paddlers to help protect the waters by identifying and reporting aquatic species they ...

‘Learn by doing’: Technical courses adapt during pandemic

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — After investing 1,080 hours into the automotive technology program at Appomattox County High School, Kelly Price feared she might never get to test for her state inspector’s license. When schools were ordered to close in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

NMU truck driving program to resume

From Northern Michigan University MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Commercial Driver’s License Truck Driving Program — temporarily halted by the COVID-19 crisis — will resume July 27, with new safety guidelines and procedures in place. Students who complete the ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.”-Kofi Anan “A parent or a teacher only had a lifetime; a good book can teach forever.” Louis L’Amour “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx According to the ...

Women in the Sikh world

MARQUETTE — Jaspal Kaur Singh, a professor in the Northern Michigan University Department of English, has authored a book, “Violence and Resistance in Sikh Gendered Identity.” “Women’s voices, as in most cultures, they are repressed, and so within n my community also, it’s the ...

Grandparents Teach, too: Children can cook creatively in ‘snug mugs’

Cooking with kids is not just about ingredients, recipes and cooking. It’s about harnessing imagination, empowerment, about creativity. — Guy Fieri No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing. — Julia Child What other activity can we do together as a family that provides connect ...

Nebraska library workers bring books to doorsteps

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — For the last four years, Elisa Cruz has brought the library to people who can’t come to the actual building. Cruz is the circulation manager at Keene Memorial Library in Fremont. She’s in charge of the outreach and homebound services. She takes large-print books and ...

Lives Lost: Man with Down syndrome was pursuing college dream

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of an ongoing series of stories remembering people who have died from coronavirus around the world. NEW YORK — Right up to the end, the status message on Saadya Ehrenpreis’ WhatsApp profile read: “Having the time of my life.” “And he was,” ...

Greener summer

GWINN — Bags full of green goodies were waiting to be picked up Friday afternoon at Gwinn Middle/High School. If nurtured well, the plants should produce red and yellow goodies such as tomatoes and marigolds. Abbey Palmer, an Michigan State University Extension educator based at ...

Grandparents Teach, too

“Our food should be our medicine and our medicine should be our food.” — Hippocrates With all of the engineered snacks tempting children there is a Super Nutritionist to the rescue. Jessica Penner a certified nutritionist found at Smart Nutrition has fifteen easy no-bake energy ...

Report calls for more oversight of charter schools

LANSING — A recent report is calling for more state oversight of charter schools, saying there is a lack of transparent standards for universities and other institutions that authorize charters. The Citizens Research Council of Michigan, a nonprofit public affairs research organization, ...