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Escanaba OKs budget amendments

June 19, 2013 ESCANABA — The Escanaba School Board unanimously approved two budget amendments — routine action for the end of the 2012-13 fiscal year — during Monday's school board meeting. more »»

Youths are served, educated, entertained

June 12, 2013 MARQUETTE — With summer’s warm weather and sunny skies finally arriving, and school letting out for the year, it’s time once again for the area’s summer camps to spring into gear. more »»

Protecting kid’s heads is critical

June 12, 2013 How can adults help children be physically active outside and do the things they love while keeping them safe? There are ways to keep this delicate balance. more »»

MTU names 3 new department chairs

June 12, 2013 HOUGHTON — Bruce Seely, dean of Michigan Tech University’s College of Sciences and Arts, announced the appointment of three new department chairs through the following release in Tech Today Tuesd. more »»

Functionally speaking

June 5, 2013 MARQUETTE — Students involved in the Marquette Area Public Schools Functional Skills program relaxed with family, teachers and fellow elementary school students Friday afternoon during the program’s... more »»

Homemade sidewalk painting fun

June 5, 2013 When young children are in the family you need a huge bag of tricks. Those tricks are probably in your kitchen. All you need is a recipe. Painting with homemade sidewalk paint is always a hit. more »»

Alternative high school students raise funds to assist former MSHS student, son

June 5, 2013 MARQUETTE — Marquette Alternative High School students have raised more than $1,100 to help a Marquette Senior High School alumnus pay for the care her young son’s needs. A total of $1,154. more »»

Prison education

May 29, 2013 MARQUETTE — The Michigan Department of Corrections is working on several efforts to teach community college courses and vocational training in-house to a small number of inmates near parole. more »»

At-risk high school students helping local community

May 22, 2013 By JACKIE STARK Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — On any given Sunday, at-risk youth can find a home at the Kolor 2 Dye 4 salon along U.S. more »»

Yellow Dog adventure

May 15, 2013 MARQUETTE — Fifth-grade students from Bothwell Middle School got a little taste of life as a scientist Tuesday morning as they ventured out into the woods along the Yellow Dog River to survey... more »»

Cherry Creek kids fuel up with healthy foodsCherry Creek kids fuel up with healthy foods

May 8, 2013 HARVEY — Kids at Cherry Creek Elementary School in Harvey are fueling up on fresh fruit as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 program founded by the National Dairy Council and National Football League,... more »»

Brain Game educates, entertains

May 8, 2013 MARQUETTE — Representatives from 13 local agencies converged on the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Services offices in Marquette Friday for training on how to enhance children’s brain... more »»

School district millages highlight May 7 ballot

May 1, 2013 MARQUETTE — Several area school districts will look to the voters Tuesday to renew their current operational millages or to approve sinking fund millage. more »»

GMS students to connect with counterparts in Tanzania

April 24, 2013 MARQUETTE — Gwinn Middle School science teacher Kristy Gollakner will have plenty of stories come next school year — stories of mountain summits, vast wildlands and village life in Tanzania, Africa. more »»

Program gives students a taste of adult life:?budgets, credit cards, making ends meet

April 17, 2013 MARQUETTE — Marquette Senior High School freshmen got a little dose of reality Tuesday morning as they learned what life would be like after graduation. more »»

U.P. Children’s Museum teaches the basics first hand

April 10, 2013 MARQUETTE — A scaly world of reptilian adventure is available to kids at the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, for those daring enough to learn about animals that aren’t necessarily warm and fuzzy. more »»

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 »»



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