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Unleashing their creative sides

April 6, 2016 MARQUETTE — Creative writing could be considered one of the ultimate exercises in introspection, especially if a writer pens thoughts on paper or computer in the company of no on. more »»

Giving kids a sense of place is important

April 6, 2016 As the weather improves, families find it easier to get outside and give children a sense of place. Most children no longer have the experience of playing freely outside in the neighborhood. more »»

Noise impacts a baby’s learning

March 30, 2016 “What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears,” according to Dr. Lori Liebold. more »»


March 30, 2016 MARQUETTE — For anyone’s budding career, it helps if you can be name the president of a national organization, especially one in your field, and especially if you’re still just a student. more »»

Arctic Sea ice reaches record low for wintertime

March 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — The growth of Arctic sea ice this winter peaked at the lowest maximum level on record, thanks to extraordinarily warm temperatures, federal scientists said Monday. more »»

Closing 32 million word gap

March 23, 2016 It is so exciting to hear children’s first word. more »»

Midwest Skills Development Center students using backlot pole setter

March 23, 2016 K.I. SAWYER — Some students work with a microscope, paintbrush or world map. Others work with a backlot pole setter. more »»

NASA salvages Mars mission that should have launched by now

March 23, 2016 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s next Mars mission is still alive. Instead of scrapping the grounded Mars InSight spacecraft, the space agency announced recently it’s shooting for a 2018 launch. more »»

Milestones for ages 12- 24 months

March 16, 2016 The second year of life is a delightful time for children and those who care for them. more »»

‘She Believed’

March 16, 2016 MARQUETTE — A few clicks on your computer mouse can help empower local high school girls. more »»

Map making with plastic eggs is fun

March 9, 2016 Children are naturally eager for knowledge. With a little preparation, families can have fun together providing a learning environment and inviting discovery. more »»

50 days and counting

March 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — About 50 days of learning have gone by the board in the 100DayProject, but that means 50 more are left. more »»

Nominees Sought for ‘U.P. Beacon’ Early Childhood Award

March 9, 2016 MARQUETTE — The Upper Peninsula Association for the Education of Young Children Invites the Upper Peninsula to shine a spotlight on young children during April’s “Month of the Young Child. more »»


March 2, 2016 MARQUETTE — What gives a student a better idea of of how government works: reading a textbook or acting out a lawmaker’s part in a legislative session in their state’s capital? Both complement each... more »»

Healthy babies in the womb

March 2, 2016 The national Center for Disease Control and Prevention has many ways for women of reproductive age to focus on what they can do to improve their chances of a healthy pregnancy. more »»

Optogenetic tools new means to study brain

February 24, 2016 MARQUETTE — The term “transgenic animal” might conjure up visions of a Syfy Channel movie, with the possibility of the new creations running amok. That’s not the case at Northern Michigan Universit. more »»

Seas rising faster than any time in last 2,800 years

February 24, 2016 WASHINGTON — Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies. more »»

Flatbreads fun to make with kids

February 24, 2016 With longer days there is a greater chance to play outdoors and come inside to read or cook in a cozy kitchen. Flatbreads are one of the easiest recipes to cook with childre. more »»

Helping to make strong families

February 17, 2016 How can we strengthen families so children can be successful? The American Society for Positive Care of Children and the Strengthening Families programs find developing social and emotional health i... more »»



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