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Closing 32 million word gap

March 23, 2016 It is so exciting to hear children’s first word. more »»

Midwest Skills Development Center students using backlot pole setter

March 23, 2016 K.I. SAWYER — Some students work with a microscope, paintbrush or world map. Others work with a backlot pole setter. more »»

NASA salvages Mars mission that should have launched by now

March 23, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s next Mars mission is still alive. Instead of scrapping the grounded Mars InSight spacecraft, the space agency announced recently it’s shooting for a 2018 launch. more »»

Milestones for ages 12- 24 months

March 16, 2016 The second year of life is a delightful time for children and those who care for them. more »»

‘She Believed’

March 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — A few clicks on your computer mouse can help empower local high school girls. more »»

Map making with plastic eggs is fun

March 9, 2016 Children are naturally eager for knowledge. With a little preparation, families can have fun together providing a learning environment and inviting discovery. more »»

50 days and counting

March 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — About 50 days of learning have gone by the board in the 100DayProject, but that means 50 more are left. more »»

Nominees Sought for ‘U.P. Beacon’ Early Childhood Award

March 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children Invites the Upper Peninsula to shine a spotlight on young children during April’s “Month of the Young Child. more »»


March 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — What gives a student a better idea of of how government works: reading a textbook or acting out a lawmaker’s part in a legislative session in their state’s capital? Both complement each... more »»

Healthy babies in the womb

March 2, 2016 The national Center for Disease Control and Prevention has many ways for women of reproductive age to focus on what they can do to improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy. more »»

Optogenetic tools new means to study brain

February 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — The term “transgenic animal” might conjure up visions of a Syfy Channel movie, with the possibility of the new creations running amok. That’s not the case at Northern Michigan Universit. more »»

Seas rising faster than any time in last 2,800 years

February 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies. more »»

Flatbreads fun to make with kids

February 24, 2016 With longer days there is a greater chance to play outdoors and come inside to read or cook in a cozy kitchen. Flatbreads are one of the easiest recipes to cook with childre. more »»

Helping to make strong families

February 17, 2016 How can we strengthen families so children can be successful? The American Society for Positive Care of Children and the Strengthening Families programs find developing social and emotional health i... more »»

Brooklyn bound

February 17, 2016 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University junior Gwen Hoenke used fruit roll-ups to further her education career. more »»

Marquette folk scene expands to university

February 10, 2016 MARQUETTE — Participants in this summer’s first-ever folk music summer camp at Northern Michigan University will be more into fiddling than whittling. The Beaumier U.P. more »»

Learning about money can be fun

February 10, 2016 Money is fascinating to young children especially when they look closely at the pictures and symbols. They learn about national monuments in Washington D.. more »»

Father Marquette celebrates Catholic Schools Week

February 3, 2016 MARQUETTE — The saints literally marched in Monday at Father Marquette Elementary School. more »»

Winter science walks

February 3, 2016 When a warmer sunny winter day comes around, grab it, for there is fun and learning outside. Children also need vitamin D provided by sunshine, milk, and some juices. more »»



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