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Wisconsin Education News
December 19, 2013
Athletic code changes get board's OK (Beloit Daily News © 12/19/2013)
The School District of Beloit Board of Education decided to table its decision on offering a hockey co-op, but passed its new athletic code at meetings held Tuesday evening.
Board approves enhanced mental health services in schools (Oshkosh Northwestern © 12/19/2013)
The school board voted unanimously Wednesday to authorize a three-year pilot of HOST, or Helping Our Students Thrive, a program that will increase access to mental health services inside Oshkosh schools.
District considers consolidation, administrator changes amid 4K challenges (Oshkosh Northwestern © 12/19/2013)
The Oshkosh school district is looking at closing two of its four-year-old kindergarten sites next school year in order to balance enrollments and improve oversight of the large program.
Mosinee Athletic Complex awarded $5K grant (Wausau Daily Herald © 12/19/2013)
MOSINEE — The Green Bay Packers Foundation awarded Mosinee Community Athletic Association a $5,000 grant to help finance the building of the Mosinee Athletic Complex.
Neenah schools to offer Chinese in 2014-15 (Post Crescent © 12/19/2013)
NEENAH — The Neenah Joint School District will be the first public school district in the Fox Cities to offer Chinese to students, after the school board approved the Course Addition, Deletion and Revision recommendation this week.
Randolph School Board accepts resignation of member (Beaver Dam Daily Citizen © 12/19/2013)
RANDOLPH | School board member Jim Holwerda tendered his resignation, effective Dec. 31, because he is moving out of the district. His term in office expires in April 2015.
TASD to reveal budget cuts Jan. 6 (Tomah Journal © 12/19/2013)
The Tomah School Board will hold a special meeting Jan. 6 to unveil proposed budget cuts and a possible referendum to override state-imposed revenue limits.
Art teacher's work with special needs students draws accolades (Eau Claire Leader Telegram © 12/19/2013)
Kathy Rulien-Bareis moved from student to student in her adaptive art class Wednesday at DeLong Middle School, helping them as needed.
MPS shows slight gain in reading, math scores on national exam (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel © 12/19/2013)
Bill would redefine charter schools in Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls Online © 12/19/2013)
Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill to allow independent charter schools throughout Wisconsin and making it easier for the schools to get federal money.
Hortonville schools report energy savings (Post Crescent © 12/19/2013)
HORTONVILLE — Cooperative Educational Service Agency 10’s Energy Management Team helped the Hortonville Area School District save $108,108 between June 2012 and May 2013, the district announced this week.
6 states receive $280M in early learning grants (Madison.com © 12/19/2013)
Six states were announced Thursday as winners of a combined $280 million in government grants to improve early learning programs for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Alice in Dairyland pays Turner District a visit (Beloit Daily News © 12/19/2013)
Kristin Olson, 66th Alice in Dairyland, visited with Beloit Turner School District students to stress the importance of agriculture in the state and the nutrients in dairy products on Tuesday.
Committee vote set on 5 union contracts (WKOW TV © 12/19/2013)
MADISON (WKOW) -- A special committee of Wisconsin legislative leaders is scheduled to vote on approving 1 percent pay raises for five state employee unions representing about 2,400 workers.
Education advocates discuss Act 10's impact on rural schools with lawmakers (Spooner Advocate © 12/19/2013)
Education advocates told state legislators today that the law known as Act 10 is accelerating the movement of teachers out of rural schools into larger districts where they can get paid more.