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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 »»

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

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 »»

Textbook stirs cultural debate in Texas

May 25, 2016 HOUSTON (AP) — A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a... more »»

Mixing colors on quiet days can be fun

May 18, 2016 Young children sometimes need quiet time even though they are restless and bored. Create a fun quiet day project by using water and food coloring to make window hangings and butterflies. more »»

ON THE FLY

May 18, 2016 MARQUETTE — Amber Parsons, a sixth-grader at Gwinn Middle School, said an educational field trip that took place Friday in the city of Marquette was a good way to spend time out of school. more »»

Report: Genetically altered food safe but not curing hunger

May 18, 2016 WASHINGTON — Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesda. more »»

Pancakes can tempt choosy children

May 11, 2016 Picky eaters can drive families crazy. One solution suggested by nutritionists is to serve wholesome pancakes more often because they have a texture children like to eat. more »»

Warming fueled fires increasing

May 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather. more »»

More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef

May 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — Seawater — increasingly acidic due to global warming — is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. more »»

 
 
 

 

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