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AmeriCorps providing support to students

November 14, 2012 MARQUETTE — Over the past 12 years, Marquette Alger Regional Educational Service Agency has — through grant funding — provided AmeriCorps members to its local school districts, adding a little extra... more »»

Program aims to have every student turn in every assignment

November 7, 2012 MARQUETTE — As students inside Gwinn High School and Gwinn Middle School walk the halls between classes, it’s not unusual to hear them ask each other about “ICU,” wondering if they’ll be going to it... more »»

MARESA program provides internships, work-place experience in the ‘real world’

October 31, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students in the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Services Agency Transitions class can be found in many places other than their classroom. more »»

High school students prepare for careers at NMU’s Jacobetti Complex

October 24, 2012 MARQUETTE — Examining case studies and performing lab work are all in a normal day for most typical college students. more »»

Cliffs Natural Resources invites local teachers to review operations, reclamation efforts

October 17, 2012 MARQUETTE — When it comes to its mining operations at the Tilden and Empire mines, Cliffs Natural Resources goes big — giant trucks the size of most houses, piles of waste rock that reach up hundred... more »»

North Star Public School Academy opens new facilities

October 10, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students returning to North Star Public School Academy may have noticed a few new additions to the school — a new arts and culture room as well as an improved music and art education... more »»

U.P. Children’s Museum

October 3, 2012 MARQUETTE — Every week day at 11 a.m., Jim Edwards is hard at work, telling stories, painting pictures and helping parents and children learn how to play togethe. more »»

Community schools: The basics and a whole lot more

September 26, 2012 MARQUETTE — After a brief hiatus, Marquette Area Public Schools’ Community Education program is back with a new look, and hopefully, a new bottom line. more »»

Open house to highlight changes in venerable Graveraet school

September 19, 2012 MARQUETTE — Built in 1927, the Graveraet school is ingrained in the history of Marquett. more »»

Unique programs train students for real working world

September 12, 2012 MARQUETTE — The Department of Technology and Occupational Sciences at Northern Michigan University produces graduates of a different sort than is traditionally associated with four-year universitie. more »»

Students return following summer

September 5, 2012 MARQUETTE — Textbooks and homework assignments were handed out en mass Tuesday as the first official day of school came and went in the Marquette area. more »»

Community colleges adapt to decline in enrollment level

August 29, 2012 LANSING — Enrollments at community colleges nationwide and in Michigan are leveling out following years of significant growth, experts said. Enrollments across the country rose by 21. more »»

Teaching abroad a profound learning experience for student

August 22, 2012 MARQUETTE — Teaching English abroad isn’t something that Teresa Soldner wants to do for a living but is something that she sees as an opportunity to learn a new language hersel. more »»

Battling obesity

August 15, 2012 MARQUETTE — Marquette Area Public Schools has received an $8,000 grant from the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians to promote healthy school environment. more »»

Area schools in process of preparing for all-day kindergarten

August 8, 2012 MARQUETTE — As parents prepare their kids for that memorable first day of school, those with kindergartners may be especially anxious leaving their little ones at the classroom door for the first... more »»

K-8 phy ed could be an answer to childhood obesity

August 1, 2012 MARQUETTE — A recent federal study echoes concerns by Michigan health professionals that link the lack of time set aside for physical and health education classes in K-8 schools to increasing... more »»

War of 1812 State Bicentennial Commission commemorates conflict, its implications

July 25, 2012 MARQUETTE — As the bicentennial of the War of 1812 continues to pass, some Michiganders are ensuring it doesn’t pass unnotice. more »»


July 18, 2012 MARQUETTE — School age children across the country typically spend the first few weeks of the new school year relearning everything they forgot over the summertime. more »»

Early childhood centers planned for Gwinn, Ishpeming

July 4, 2012 MARQUETTE — With a $450,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Marquette County’s YMCA is working to implement two new early childhood education centers in Gwinn and Ishpeming. more »»

Students follow along as U.P. man makes solo ascent

June 27, 2012 MARQUETTE — Students in Alison Matelski’s third grade classroom listened with bated breath as her brother, Matthew Johnson, told them via satellite phone what it was like to stand on the summit of... more »»



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