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Growing with Gilbert

August 24, 2016 GWINN — Little hands can produce big results. Huge Beefsteak tomatoes and Oriental Express cucumbers, as well as beans, squash and other crops, are being harvested from the Forsyth Senior Center. more »»

Economics for preschool children

August 24, 2016 Do you have a change jar? Do you carry around heavy coins? These can be a source of easy and fun economic activities for young children. more »»

States file suit over Obama transgender rules

August 24, 2016 AUSTIN, Texas —Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal... more »»

Harvard leader

August 17, 2016 MARQUETTE — A map of Harvard University Undergraduate Council freshmen representatives, published in April by The Harvard Crimson, shows the name of Evan M. more »»

Getting along with others in school

August 17, 2016 One secret to success in school is getting along with others. more »»

Back to school: Enrollment up as kids return

August 17, 2016 WASHINGTON — No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. more »»

Self-portraits only the beginning

August 10, 2016 MARQUETTE — It can take a lot to get kids to stay inside on a nice summer day. Especially when anything remotely involving learning is involve. more »»

Universities boost stipends ahead of ruling on grad unions

August 10, 2016 NEW YORK — Several private universities are boosting stipends and benefits ahead of a federal ruling that could clear the way for graduate students to form unions. more »»

Time to get ready for new school year

August 10, 2016 When families prepare for the first month of school, they often include grandparents who provide before and after school care, when possible. more »»


August 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — Teachers from across Marquette and Alger counties this week have been making 3D printers. Not learning to use 3D printers. Making them. The educators are visiting the Glenn T. more »»

Scientists' annual physical of planet: 'Earth's fever rises'

August 3, 2016 WASHINGTON — Earth’s fever got worse last year, breaking dozens of climate records, scientists said in a massive report nicknamed the annual physical for the planet. more »»

Let’s dig for artifacts with children

August 3, 2016 Children love to discover treasures along sandy shorelines or rocky areas. At home families can set up a buried treasure trove or archeological dig with a dishpan or sandbox. more »»

Robotics for Smarties

July 27, 2016 MARQUETTE — LEGOs are supposed to be fun, right? So how can a third-grader use a LEGO EV3 robotics platform to make a robot make point turns and figure 8s and still get some enjoyment out of the... more »»

More US schools accused of denying education to immigrants

July 27, 2016 PHILADELPHIA — Civil rights lawyers have sued a third U.S. more »»

Picnics are fun when used to teach

July 27, 2016 Summer is the perfect time for combining skills with a picnic. This easy activity filled with fun and learning is another way to have more time in with children. more »»

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 »»



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