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April 24, 2014


KM could face challenges with 2014-15 budget (Kettle Moraine Index © 04/23/2014)
The Kettle Moraine School District will face some challenges in its 2014-15 budget, with lower enrollment, a drop in the revenue limit and anticipated cuts to state aid.

Neenah schools add teachers and administrators, reduce support staff (Post Crescent © 04/24/2014)

New Green Bay school to be named for da Vinci (WLUK Fox 11 © 04/23/2014)
GREEN BAY – A future school has been named for a historic figure.

Pain-free NOSD budget forecast (Ozaukee Press © 04/23/2014)
Northern Ozaukee School District officials are not anticipating having to make any major cuts in the 2014-15 budget.

Plan would give laptops to all Chi-Hi students (Eau Claire Leader Telegram © 04/24/2014)
CHIPPEWA FALLS — All students at Chippewa Falls High School would receive laptop computers for such projects as writing reports and solving equations if the school board approves a proposal it is scheduled to discuss Monday.

Portage School Board seeks volunteers for committees (Portage Daily Register © 04/23/2014)
The Portage Community School District is seeking civic-minded residents to join advisory committees on the School Board.

SCF School Board commits to tech (Frederic © 04/24/2014)
ST. CROIX FALLS – At their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 22, the St. Croix Falls Board of Education voted to move forward with an alternative technology plan after the April 1 ballot defeat of a budget override referendum that proposed a $1.2 million, one-to-one computer plan.

SPACS plans reorganization of schools (Stevens Point Journal © 04/24/2014)
STEVENS POINT — Stevens Point Area Catholic Schools is working on a reorganization of its facilities that could mean millions of dollars in renovation costs and would take students out of one of its current buildings.

Staff cuts hurt band program, director tells school board (Sawyer County Record © 04/23/2014)
Hayward High School’s band director told the Hayward School Board Monday that the elimination of an instrumental music teacher position this year has hurt the band program in terms of the number of students taking instrumental music and the number of students who qualify for solo and ensemble competitions.

Washington Island superintendent to take new job (Door County Advocate © 04/23/2014)
Washington Island School District’s superintendent/principal has accepted a superintendent’s position with the Cambria-Friesland School District.

Wausau lands on four options for elementary schools, all costing millions (Green Bay Press-Gazette © 04/24/2014)

Barron County students learn a lesson in texting and driving (WQOW ABC 18 © 04/23/2014)
Barron County (WQOW) - Students may not remember his face, but they'll never forget his message. He told them: don't do what I did.

Murals created from colorful bottle caps at Edgerton Elementary (Hales Corners Now 04/21/14)
Hales Corners —More than 6,000 colorful bottle caps became two community murals at Edgerton Elementary School last week as sculptor Michelle Stitzlein lead students in creating art from reusable materials.

Falls marketing class formulates funky flavors (Oconto County Reporter © 04/23/2014)

Jesuit group announces plans for Cristo Rey high school in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel © 04/23/2014)

JP Cullen awarded bid for intermediate school (Beloit Daily News © 04/23/2014)
The School District of Beloit Board of Education awarded a construction bid to JP Cullen in Janesville to build its new intermediate school and discussed possible mascots and colors for the new facility at its Tuesday evening special board meeting, said Superintendent Steve McNeal in an interview.

New SAT exam could help underprivileged students get to college (WKOW TV © 04/23/2014)
MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- In just two years, high school students taking college entry exams will see some changes and school counselors in our area say that may help improve access for underrepresented populations.

Oconto Falls eyes referendum to exceed levy (Oconto County Reporter © 04/23/2014)

Sparta student grow their own greens -- hydroponically (La Crosse Tribune © 04/24/2014)
SPARTA — Students at Sparta High School ate lettuce Wednesday, that was grown just down the hall — in the school’s greenhouse.

Quality Educator Convention (Monona Terrace, Madison 6/18/14)
Second annual QE convention registration is open. The QE is for all educators and is brought to you by AWSA, WASDA and the WEA Academy. 

Students do well in some subjects, lag in others (Spooner Advocate © 04/24/2014)
The percentage of students scoring “proficient” and “advanced” in the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examination (WKCE) test for 2013-14 (at schools in the county – Birchwood, Northwood, Shell Lake, and Spooner) is above the state average in the subjects of science and social studies.

AmeriCorps Farm to School Grant Apps Due in May (Wisconsin Ag Connection © 04/24/2014)
Schools and communities interested in becoming AmeriCorps Farm to School partner sites should submit requests for partnership by May 16 to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture.

Sen. Rand Paul promotes expanding school choice in Milwaukee visit (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel © 04/23/2014)




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