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Guiding the future of recycling

November 11, 2015 MARQUETTE — Are you a city of Marquette resident who recycles religiously, dividing items into the dual-recycling stream of rigids and fibers? Or do you put everything into your green bag? Students... more »»

Make fun, thoughtful autumn art

November 11, 2015 Late fall is a good time to do family activities with small children that teach kindness and caring for one another, especially for family members who may be ill, alone, or lonely. more »»

Empathy education

November 4, 2015 GWINN — It’s hard enough for many youngsters to fully accept peers who look different from themselves. After all, many adults struggle with this as well. Imagine having a severe facial abnormalit. more »»

Study: Air pollution kills 3.3 million worldwide, may double

November 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Air pollution is killing 3. more »»

Keep kids happy while traveling

November 4, 2015 Grandparents often need to transport children around town for shopping, to activities, the library, and home from school. more »»

Learn to lead

October 28, 2015 MARQUETTE — Just because some folks give good marketing presentations or are the top salespeople in their regions doesn’t mean they make good leaders. more »»

Plan ‘trunk’ or treating next year

October 28, 2015 Good community ideas for family fun spread quickly. “Trunk or Treat” could be in your Halloween fun next year at your school, religious organization, or community center. Here is how it works. more »»

‘Wall of Excellence’ inductee at MAPS

October 21, 2015 MARQUETTE — Whenever Dr. more »»

Michigan Legislature approves teacher evaluation framework

October 21, 2015 LANSING — The Legislature on Tuesday finalized a new state framework for evaluating Michigan’s teachers and schools administrators, with annual evaluations based partly on state standardized test... more »»

Learning children’s milestones

October 21, 2015 Children go through many developmental stages as they grow to maturity. Families can look for these stages and share progress with their doctor at every well-child visit. more »»

Lining up their careers

October 14, 2015 K.I. SAWYER — It’s easier to be impressed with a vocational program when you get to watch students in bucket trucks and climbing poles. more »»

Grandparents teach, too: Teach children values

October 14, 2015 “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, and lessons in life. more »»

Learning the ropes

October 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — Logan Schewe, a first-year student in Northern Michigan University’s Electrical Line Technician Program, is studying this field for the same reason some people would avoid it. more »»

Let’s have fun with leaves!

October 7, 2015 Young children’s minds are wondrous creative gifts. We sometimes forget how much they can absorb. Fall is an excellent season for science and art learning fun and they don’t take much time. more »»

NMU to host a family weekend

October 7, 2015 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will host Family Weekend this coming weekend. The event is designed so that families can feel as if they are a part of their student’s college experience. more »»

Telescope subject of planetarium presentation

September 30, 2015 MARQUETTE — It might be the closest some people ever get to a massive space telescope, at least in the visual sense. more »»

Teaching anytime, anywhere

September 30, 2015 Many young families are working in a little bit of reading and math teaching with children as they go about daily errands. They have great ideas to share and more are found on grandparentsteachtoo. more »»

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think

September 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it’s a problem that we don’t know what they’re talking about. more »»

Questpedition 2015

September 23, 2015 K.I. SAWYER — The angle of a sharp carnivore tooth and the texture of a flat beaver tail could inspire youngsters to draw and write more imaginatively. more »»



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