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Our EDUCATION category provides users with an extensive list of articles dealing with past, present, and future issues affecting education and educational institutions throughout the UP.

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An Overview of Childcare Costs and Solutions

Rural Insights student researcher Max Steele recently published a new report detailing the costs of childcare in the United States and an overview of some of the main initiatives in place to help ease the burden of high childcare costs for Americans.

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Interview with Laura Coleman, President of Bay College

Dr. Laura Coleman, President of Bay de Noc Community College in Escanaba, MI, is one of the most respected community college leaders in Michigan and across the country. In this interview we discuss lots of interesting information about higher education in the Upper Peninsula and in Michigan.

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Raising Awareness of Local Industry Needs Through Talent Initiatives

Talent is needed everywhere these days, and the Dickinson County area is experiencing a tight labor market like many communities, according to Lois Ellis, Director of Economic Development for the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance. Read about the current programs they are offering to help raise awareness of the most in-demand careers.

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Eastern U.P. School District Maintains Educational Excellence Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Superintendent for the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District Angie McArthur describes how her district–the largest geographic intermediate school district in the state–successfully navigate the COVID-19 pandemic using collaboration and technology, and what the continuing challenges and opportunities will be for students and educators moving forward.

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Educational Focus in Michigan Turns to Helping Find Success Beyond High School

Last October, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared the tenth month of the year as “College Month in Michigan.” Many employers in the UP need workers with a variety of skills and training, and increased focus is now being put on helping students obtain and find the right post-secondary education for their careers.

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