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Youth learn the basics at Jacobetti camps

July 20, 2016 MARQUETTE — Preteens can understand the concept of mechanical advantage in wheelbarrows and shovels. They also can understand the marketplace value of becoming a millwright or a welder. more »»

Making rock art projects

July 20, 2016 Rocks! Children throw, skip, collect, study, pile and sort. Whatever they do, children love them! They are an excellent addition to a family's bags of tricks for any occasion. more »»


July 13, 2016 MARQUETTE — Learning lines for a William Shakespeare play is an education in itself, with prose not normally spoken in everyday lif. more »»

Look for symmetry in all things natural

July 13, 2016 Symmetry is all around us in summertime. Children are fascinated with insects, flowers and other natural objects that are symmetrica. more »»

Family treasure hunts in museums are fun

July 6, 2016 Many families stop at local museums while traveling. They are a fine break from riding in the car. These museums often have treasures and a flavor of the area and its past. more »»

Yoga instruction

July 6, 2016 This weekend marked the 3rd annual Teal Lake Paddle, a fundraiser for the Negaunee Lions Club. Racers could compete in the 6-mile Admiral race, the 2-mile Ensign or a treasure hunt. more »»

Reel to real

June 29, 2016 MARQUETTE — Nina Fassbender, 7, of Marquette, watched a fisheries expert dissect a splake — a brook trout/lake trout hybrid — and listened to her talk about fish hearts and swim bladder. more »»

Counter top back up bubbles are fun

June 29, 2016 Whenever it is too hot, too cold, too rainy, or too dark for outdoor bubbles, this indoor science activity helps young children learn to ask questions, make predictions, and blow huge indoor bubbles... more »»

Fun for the actors, fun for the directors

June 22, 2016 GWINN — Who didn’t play make-believe as a child? Local youngsters get to do just that on stage — in front of people — this week. more »»

Helping with math facts this summer

June 22, 2016 Teachers hope families will do a little math, reading, and writing with their children this summer. When children master math facts they become so much faster at mental math and doing word problems. more »»

Mastering preschool math a challenge

June 15, 2016 Preschool children love to hold your hand and count steps with yo. more »»


June 15, 2016 CHAMPION — It’s a lot more inspiring to talk about environmental stewardship surrounded by tall trees, songbirds and a pristine river than in an indoor classroom. more »»

Snyder signs bill requiring genocide education in Michigan

June 15, 2016 LANSING — The Holocaust during World War II and the 1915 to 1920 massacre of Armenians must be taught in Michigan public schools under a law signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday. more »»

Legacy of literacy

June 8, 2016 MARQUETTE — Being able to read, write and communicate is fundamental to achieving success in work and everyday life. And improving literacy can start with a simple gran. more »»

Helping with preschool mathematics

June 8, 2016 Preschool children love to hold your hand and count steps with yo. more »»

Try tempting kids with picky palates

June 1, 2016 Families can add French toast to eggs, egg sandwiches, pancakes, and fruit smoothies in their search for nutritious recipes for picky eaters. more »»

Nurturing athletic leaders

June 1, 2016 MARQUETTE — Learning good leadership is an admirable undertaking for any youth, but for student-athlete leaders, there’s a different dynamic. more »»

As charters grow, public schools see drop

June 1, 2016 LOS ANGELES (AP) —Standing before the Los Angeles Unified School Board, Susan Zoller delivered a startling assessment: More than 100,000 students in the nation's second-largest district were now... more »»

Let’s have fun and learn with gravity

May 25, 2016 Adults who provide care for young children often teach them about animals and plants when out in nature, but children also enjoy learning about physical science. more »»

It’s all a ‘Matter of Balance’

May 25, 2016 MARQUETTE — Laugh all you want at those “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” commercials. For many folks regardless of age, it’s a real issue. more »»



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