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Graduation rates provide revealing portrait of Michigan K-12 education

April 3, 2013 LANSING — On-time high school graduation rates are down in some Michigan counties, but that may not be a bad thing. more »»

Special Gwinn classroom project teaches Great Lakes ecosystem, fish growth

March 27, 2013 MARQUETTE — Kristy Gollakner’s eighth-grade science students at Gwinn Middle School have a few class pets to care for this year — about 195 in tota. more »»

Gilbert elementary students participate in reading month

March 20, 2013 GWINN — Students across the country are putting down the television remote and picking up a book as they participate in National Reading Mont. more »»

Unusual classroom teaches inspiration

March 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — “Come on now, don’t be shy,” said Mississippi blues musician Grady Champion, enticing students seated in the front row of Kaufmann Auditorium to get out of their chairs and dance. more »»

Making stronger families

March 6, 2013 MARQUETTE — Child and Family Services of the Upper Peninsula is once again offering its free “Strengthening Families” program, which looks to help parents of young children — and the children... more »»

Becoming an outdoors woman

February 27, 2013 BIG BAY — Mining Journal staff writer Jackie Stark took part in a three-day Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in Michigan event held at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay from Feb. 22-2. more »»

Yoga helps students focus in the classroom

February 20, 2013 MARQUETTE — New and innovative teaching methods are popping up all across the country as professionals in education seek to up test scores and teach students more subjects at increasingly younger... more »»

Crossroads Christian Academy focuses on fundamentals

February 13, 2013 MARQUETTE — Crossroads Christian Academy, located on Silver Creek Road in Harvey, is a small school with plenty of room to grow. more »»

Child care professional

February 6, 2013 MARQUETTE — One Marquette resident was recently added to a growing list of outstanding people making waves in the field of education all across the world. more »»

Firefighters always needed

January 30, 2013 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University will offer a new wildland firefighting minor starting in the university's 2013 Fall semester. more »»

Early childhood education offers foundation for learning

January 23, 2013 MARQUETTE — Early childhood education is the new buzz phrase in the state of Michigan, as Gov. Rick Snyder has pledged to continue funding early education programs throughout the state. more »»

Black History Month to be marked on NMU campus

January 16, 2013 MARQUETTE — A full line up of events has been scheduled for Black History Month at Northern Michigan University, and the two co-presidents of the Black Student Union are hoping to keep that momentum... more »»

It’s a dog’s life

January 9, 2013 MARQUETTE — People stopping into the children’s section of the Peter White Public Library Thursday evenings may be met with a furry surprise. more »»

Northern Center for Lifelong Learning a catalyst for local residents

January 2, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Northern Center for Lifelong Learning is once again gearing up for a new semester of classes, workshops and group sessions. more »»

Early education

December 26, 2012 LANSING — A $130 million initiative for pre-kindergarten education is in the early stages of development, according to the Department of Educatio. more »»

International students learn American ways on NMU campus

December 19, 2012 MARQUETTE — As increasing the number of international students is a goal set by Northern Michigan University’s administration, the university welcomed three Finnish students to its campus this year... more »»

MARESA, labor leaders team to teach students the basics

December 12, 2012 MARQUETTE — As people from across the state were gearing up Monday for a battle over right-to-work legislation, area students gathered in the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Services Agency... more »»

Teachers mentoring teachers

December 5, 2012 MARQUETTE — During the work day, Mindy Longton can be found in her classroom at Superior Hills Elementary School, teaching her kindergartners the academic basics. more »»

Dompierre story wins national SI ‘Underdogs’ vote

November 28, 2012 MARQUETTE — In discussing high-scoring players in the history of Ishpeming High School varsity football, Eric Dompierre’s name will likely never come up, but the 19-year-old senior with Down syndrom... more »»

 
 

 

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