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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 »»

Park Cemetery event teaches children about famous figures of Marquette

June 20, 2012 MARQUETTE — Marquette native Gus Sonnenberg was a national star in the wrestling world back in the 1920s and ’30s. more »»

Growing greens

June 13, 2012 MARQUETTE — A group of people are banding together in the Superior Central School District to bring a hoop house to their students and their communit. more »»

Kids deck out in finery at the St. Christophers Family Day School

June 6, 2012 MARQUETTE — Though Marquette resident Paula Hubert was bursting with pride as her youngest child, Teddi, graduated from school May 30, she also felt somewhat sad. “We’re sad to be done,” Hubert sai. more »»

Wong will miss NMU, people, area

May 30, 2012 MARQUETTE — As former Northern Michigan University President Les Wong readies himself for a new job as president of San Francisco State University, there is one thing he’ll miss about Northern:... more »»

With summer camp, learning doesn’t stop just because school’s out

May 23, 2012 MARQUETTE — With June just around the corner, area youth are preparing to tuck their school supplies away for the year in favor of their much-heralded summer vacation. more »»

Putting their stamp on history

May 23, 2012 HANCOCK — Several Hancock and Chassell students won recognition at the state level during the recent National History Day competition. more »»

‘Walk Against Bullying’ event set for May 23

May 16, 2012 MARQUETTE — Bullying is a problem that’s as commonly attributed to the high school experience as sloppy joes and study hall, but the students at Marquette Alternative High School are trying to chang... more »»

College for Kids

May 9, 2012 MARQUETTE — Though the school year is coming to a close, parents can rest assured that learning opportunities will still exist all summer long as this year’s annual College For Kids event gears up... more »»

Robot wars

May 2, 2012 MARQUETTE — With only two years of experience under their belts, the members of Marquette Area Public Schools FIRST Robotics Team No. more »»



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