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Local Schools Get Health Service Workforce Funds
A number of Dodge County School District are receiving funds to support their health services workforce.

Manitowoc school board votes to make Interim Superintendent James Feil full-time leader
At Tuesday night's school board meeting in Manitowoc, community members spoke during public comment for about 45 minutes.

Frustrations grow as students face bus delays and cancellations
Frustrations continue for Wausau school parents. Hundreds of students in the Wausau School District have had unexpected delays or canceled bus routes to and from school in the past week.

Suring Releases DPI District Report Cards
The Suring Public School District is proud to share our report card accountability scores. 

Student, Parent Concerns Delay Class-Structure Change
Concerns raised by parents, students and teachers prompted Southern Door school officials to delay implementing a block schedule until the 2024-25 school year. Originally the district was preparing to make the change by next fall.

Loyal School Board Hears Presentation From English Teachers
The Loyal School Board began their meeting with a presentation by the MS/HS English Department on ARC.

Dells schools perform slightly above state average in 2021-22
Wisconsin Dells schools had a relatively strong 2021-22 school year, with one elementary school and the local high school standing out on the state’s annual report cards.

Brook Lopez MPS book donation benefits 5 schools, Next Door
Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez on Tuesday, Nov. 22 provided nearly $100,000 in donated books to five MPS schools and funds to Next Door Foundation.

Here's how Wisconsin teachers are combatting political divisiveness in classrooms
In a state that is often center stage of this hyper politicization, Wisconsin teachers are working to combat the divisiveness that continues to plague American politics. But instead of shying away from the discourse, they're leaning into it and trying to create civil engagement in politics.

Deerfield Community School District survey shows strong support for referendum
The Deerfield Community School District’s community survey regarding the possible April capital referendum measure to renovate the middle-high school revealed a high level of support among Deerfield residents.

Dr. Jones to close at end of school year; Schulte to grow; RUSD to have acting superintendent next month
Dr. Jones Elementary School will close next year. The Racine Unified School District board during a meeting Monday night voted to close Dr. Jones Elementary, 3300 Chicory Road, when this school year ends in June. The district estimates it will save $2.16 million in staffing and facilities costs from closing the school.

Reflo Welcomes Delegation from Seattle to Showcase Milwaukee’s Green and Healthy Schools
The nonprofit Reflo and project partners hosted a delegation from Seattle Public Schools and the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment to share lessons learned from Milwaukee’s growing green and healthy schools movement.

Kenosha Unified shows improvement, ways to go in student test scores following pandemic
Kenosha Unified test scores are showing some improvement from those posted during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Waunakee Community School District earns Spectrum Awards in school communications
The Waunakee Community School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association (WSPRA) with a Spectrum Award of Excellence and Spectrum Award of Merit for its work in school communications this past year.

UW System Quietly Adds More Charter Schools It Oversees
The UW System’s Office of Educational Opportunity (OEO), created by the Wisconsin Legislature in 2015, is well on its way to overseeing more K-12 schools than the superintendents of most of Wisconsin’s 423 school districts.

Auditorium funded by Nelsons under construction at Dells High School
Because of a large donation from one of the Dells area's most prominent families, the recently-built high school is getting a major addition to its campus.

Thanksgiving meal distribution event helps feed students in Beloit
Merrill Elementary School students will not be without a turkey on their dinner table this Thanksgiving thanks to their meal distribution event. School counselor Steven Jordan said he wants to create a good feeling for his students and their families.

First Student Bus Company To Fix Route Problems
Families across Wausau have experienced delays and even route cancellations since this school year began, but that may change.

Monona Grove School District superintendent named superintendent of the year
Monona Grove School District Superintendent Dan Olson was named the the Wisconsin Superintendent of the Year by the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators. 

What Mitchell School teachers are saying about what they face every day, and how they still love every kid
Olivia Floyd and Emily Orr, mental health therapists at Mitchell K-8 School, facilitated a Nov. 4 discussion during which about 20 middle school educators spoke about what they are facing in classrooms, the love they have for each other and the love they know their students need.

Racine community shines light on thousands experiencing homelessness throughout Wisconsin
Governor Evers declared November 'Homeless Awareness Month' in Wisconsin. The goal is to shine a light on the thousands of people experiencing homelessness in our state -- some of whom are children.

Waunakee school district report card highest in Dane County
As the Department of Public Instruction released report cards of schools and districtsstatewide this week, Tim Schell dug into the data, looking for areas where the district could improve.

Door County school districts 'Exceed Expectations' in state's 2021-22 school report cards
With Sevastopol, Gibraltar and Washington Island leading the way, all five school districts in Door County were given an overall grade that "Exceeds Expectations" in the statewide school report cards for 2021-22 issued Nov. 14 by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

Granton School Board Report
The Granton School Board discussed the Equestrian Club Advisor.

Appleton may get a Hmong charter school in the future, but plans are still in early stages
A 14th charter school could be coming to the Appleton Area School District, this one offering students an immersive education on Hmong American culture.

Rotary Club constructs Peace Pole at Two Rivers High School to provide community space for reflection
After losing her dad's best friend to suicide, Two Rivers High School student Kaylee Jensen says the coping process was a big stepping stone in her life.

Local Toy Store Surprises Milwaukee School Kids with Supplies
Poggers.com donated more than $80,000 worth of backpacks, lunch boxes, stuffed animals, and assorted toys to Milwaukee Public Schools.

Token Springs Elementary School hosts new after school therapy dog club for students
Token Springs Elementary School created a new after school therapy dog program this school year for third and fourth grade students in Sun Prairie.

De Pere school district to develop facilities plan
Lacking a crystal ball, the Unified School District of De Pere will get some help from a local architect and engineering firm to assess what’s over the horizon for the district.

Education Foundation of New Berlin seeking funds for elementary school library renovations
Efforts are underway to recreate a New Berlin elementary school's library into a multipurpose space.

Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School OKs budget with lower tax mill rate
The Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated Grade School District has approved a 2023 budget which will lower its tax rate while its tax levy remains consistent.

Randall School Board approves referendum for April ballot, related resolutions
Randall Consolidated School will put two referendums before district voters next April.

Many Wisconsin school referendums passed, but small, rural communities left behind
Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly approved school referendums timed to coincide with last week’s midterm elections, authorizing the highest number of spending and borrowing questions since at least 2000.

Kimberly Students Get A Course In Real-Life Personal Finance
Students at Kimberly High School got a real-life look at budgeting for the future.

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