9:28 am
Fri August 22, 2014

MAPS teachers decline to attend open house

MARQUETTE, MI--   Teachers in the Marquette Area Public Schools district will not be attending an open house scheduled for next week.  

In a press release the Marquette Area Education Association said its membership had agreed not to participate in next Wednesday’s open house prior to the opening of this school year.  It said teachers are looking forward to meeting students on the first day of school. 

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8:44 am
Thu August 21, 2014

NMU's new president gives inaugural address

President Fritz Erickson

MARQUETTE, MI--   Doctor Fritz Erickson delivered his first convocation address as president of Northern Michigan University Wednesday.  

He talked about his positive impressions of the university, its faculty and staff.  But he said the qualities that are most apparent to him are the school’s enduring commitment to students, deep commitment to the community, and a “shy” sense of excellence. 

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8:14 am
Wed August 20, 2014

MAPS teachers to hold public meeting

MARQUETTE, MI--   Teachers in the Marquette Area Public Schools district are holding a town hall meeting to talk about their negotiations with MAPS administration. 

The teachers are heading into a second year of working without a contract.  They say they want to give their perspective of the negotiation process and keep the public informed. 

Blocks to reaching a contract include health care, wage increases, and class sizes.

District officials say falling enrollment means less money from the state to operate. 

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8:40 am
Thu August 14, 2014

State getting money to help students with advanced testing costs

LANSING, MI (AP)--   The Michigan Department of Education is getting nearly $640,000 from the federal government to help low-income students take Advanced Placement and other exams. 

The funding announced this week by the U.S. Education Department is part of broader efforts to boost college and career readiness. Michigan's funding will help defray the costs of low-income students taking Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.

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7:47 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Gnomes found at Northern

Credit Jennifer Perez / WLUC-TV

MARQUETTE, MI--   Gnomes are popping up on the campus of Northern Michigan University, and officials are not pleased.  

On Wednesday gnomes were found spray-painted on three buildings, including Lee Hall and the Forest Roberts Theatre.  Some buildings were decorated with more than 20 gnomes. 

NMU Public Safety is monitoring the gnome-tagged areas and looking for whoever is responsible. 

Officials are in the process of washing the graffiti off the walls. 

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