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Wednesday: Learning

‘The Remembrance Run’

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — Ku Stevens will not let history be forgotten. Later this summer, the senior-to-be at Yerington High School plans to retrace his great-grandfather’s journey in escaping from the Stewart Indian School outside of Carson City. He’s calling it: “The Remembrance ...

Notable book to be discussed

MARQUETTE — The seventh event in the U.P. Notable Book Club, featuring Upper Peninsula author Mikel B. Classen’s book, ““Lake Superior Tales: Stories of Humor and Adventure in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, 2nd Edition,” is set for Thursday. The Crystal Falls Community District ...

History recalled

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Diversity Common Reader Program encourages faculty to consider adopting its 2021-22 selection, “We Hereby Refuse: Japanese American Resistance to Wartime Incarceration,” for a fall or winter course. The new nonfiction graphic novel by Frank ...

Skilled worker shortage leads to efforts to strengthen future workforce

MARQUETTE — In the next 15 years, 48% of skilled workers in Michigan will retire, and companies are already struggling to fill those openings, according to Norm Brady, the president of the Associated Builders and Contractors Western Michigan chapter. “The No. 1 topic that we hear from ...

Bridge to RECOGNITION

NEGAUNEE — National recognition has again come to Negaunee High School. The NHS bridge building teams have been named the top four teams in the United States following this spring’s national Trac Bridge Virtual Showcase, which was held virtually because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

Education students claim inequities in internship program

LANSING — Are teacher preparation programs driving prospective educators away from the field? Teacher certification in the state fell 24% between 2013-2017, according to a 2020 survey for the Michigan Education Association. The study also found that more than one in 10 elementary and ...