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What’s cool for back to school? A fresh look at the gear

July 8, 2015 NEW YORK — For kids of all ages, one big thing helps soften the blow of summer turning into fall: fresh and fun back-to-school gear. more »»

The right time to baby-step the kids

July 8, 2015 NEW YORK — Much is made about two distinct styles of parenting. We’ve got the hovering helicopters and the risk-taking free-rangers, and back-to-school season threatens to bring out the beast in both. more »»

BEAUTIFUL music

July 1, 2015 MARQUETTE — Janis Peterson became a music teacher, not only because she had loved music her whole life, but because she saw the powerful impact studying music can have on a developing mind, she sai. more »»

Summer writing can be great fun

July 1, 2015 There are many fun ways for families to help children get ready for reading and writing at school and practice their skills during the summer. more »»

Challenges

June 24, 2015 MARQUETTE — Summer is in full swing, which means it’s time for the 2015 Marquette County 4-H Summer Camp. more »»

Families can enlarge vocabulary

June 24, 2015 Vocabulary building is another important area where extended families can help prepare young children to be readers and learners. All this starts when children are newborns. more »»

Years into Common Core, teachers lament lack of materials

June 24, 2015 The learning standards were new. The textbooks were not. So curriculum director Tammy Baumann and her team took the books apart, literally. more »»

School wins state funding for robust improvements

June 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — Superior Hills Elementary School was one of five schools in Michigan selected to receive a state grant for robust improvements to its wireless network and classroom technology, including... more »»

NMU’s College for Kids program combines fun, learning

June 17, 2015 MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University’s Seaborg Center will offer a number of hands-on programs for elementary and middle school children during its 2015 Summer College for Kid. more »»

Fireflies can delight and educate

June 17, 2015 Through the summer months fireflies, also known as lightning bugs and glowworms, are like golden seeds sown throughout the night. They are best seen on warm damp nights from darkened homes. more »»

Youth send ‘visual letters’ to China

June 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — One way for students to learn about another culture is by sharing their art with kids on the other side of the worl. more »»

Every Hero has a Story-Summer 2015 at the Peter White Public Library

June 10, 2015 MARQUETTE — The Peter White Public Library Youth Services invites all kids ages 0-18 to participate in this year’s summer reading program: Every Hero has a Story! PWPL has a full schedule this... more »»

Create a positive media home

June 10, 2015 Children learn habits very early. According to Dr. more »»

REACH & RISE

June 3, 2015 MARQUETTE — Nine-year-old Ramsey Palmer of Marquette was a shy kid when he first met his adult Reach & Rise mentor Dominic Davis over a year ago. more »»

Media violence worrisome

June 3, 2015 In order to change a culture of violence, adults need information and resources about the overwhelming evidence on media violence to help them create a positive media environment for their family,... more »»

Bear Essentials

May 27, 2015 MARQUETTE — Being a wildlife biologist has been Marquette native Cody Norton’s goal his entire life. more »»

Congress backs bills to phase out microbeads

May 27, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — Two Michigan lawmakers say they and other members of Congress are sponsoring bipartisan legislation to protect the Great Lakes from the damaging effects of plastic microbeads found in... more »»

Stewards sought to care for 3 state lighthouses

May 27, 2015 DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is seeking stewards to care for three historic lighthouses around Michigan. more »»

Kids can create own fun

May 27, 2015 Families can teach children to make their own games from material around the hous. more »»

School energy savings

May 20, 2015 MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School senior Evan Bonsall proposed energy saving ideas to the board of education Monday in an effort to both save the district money and promote sustainability. more »»

 
 
 

 

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