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Wednesday: Learning

‘A Big Read’

MARQUETTE — Peter White Public Library is one of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-2022 NEA Big Read grant. A grant of $20,000 will support a community reading program focusing on Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” this fall. An initiative of the National ...

Schools across US brace for surge of kindergartners in fall

School districts across the United States are hiring additional teachers in anticipation of what will be one of the largest kindergarten classes ever as enrollment rebounds following the coronavirus pandemic. As they await the arrival next fall of students who sat out the current school ...

Confidence breeds COMFORT

MARQUETTE — Teachers can have a lot of BRIGHT ideas. Kyle Saari, a fifth-grade teacher at Negaunee Middle School, was featured on a recent statewide series about innovation in Michigan classrooms — the BRIGHT series — and making school a place where students want to be. “Educators ...

Scientist describes first documented meteotsunami in Great Lakes

LANSING — Large waves from Lake Michigan struck Ludington on April 13, 2018. That was the first documented case of a meteotsunami in the Great Lakes and provides an opportunity for scientists to better understand and forecast these events, according to a new study. published in Natural ...

Tulsa massacre documentaries offer deep dive into tragedy

LOS ANGELES — Several documentary filmmakers — some backed by NBA superstars — are shedding light on the historically ignored Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the most horrific tragedies in American history. LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are among those releasing documentaries ...

NMU celebrates first MSAT grads

MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s School of Health and Human Performance celebrated the first graduates of its new Masters of Science in Athletic Training program recently. Four students have completed the requirements of the inaugural “3+2” program. They earned both a ...