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Wisconsin Education News
March 10, 2014
Former employees file claim against Little Chute school district (Post Crescent © 03/11/2014)
LITTLE CHUTE — The Little Chute Area School District has filed a civil lawsuit in Outagamie County to determine whether it’s obligated to provide a long-term care benefit to former employees.
Madison School Board to weigh $39.5 million referendum (Wisconsin State Journal © 03/11/2014)
The Madison School Board will begin this weekend discussing whether to seek voter approval in November for $39.5 million in borrowing to upgrade facilities and address crowding.
School board closes polling places for referendum (Beaver Dam Daily Citizen © 03/11/2014)
COLUMBUS | The Columbus School Board unanimously agreed to close three polling places for the May 20 special referendum election.
School board hears about social worker role (Baraboo News Republic © 03/11/2014)
In advance of budget discussions set to take place at next Monday’s meeting, Baraboo School Board members heard Monday night from Director of Special Education and Pupil Services Dani Scott, who discussed the need for and potential impacts of a social worker within the district.
Stutting finalist for Iowa superintendent position (Door County Advocate © 03/11/2014)
The superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay School District is one of two finalists for a superintendent’s position in Eldridge, Iowa.
TR school board shows support for Common Core (Manitowoc Herald Times © 03/11/2014)
TWO RIVERS — When hundreds of teachers, school administrators and business leaders converged on the capitol last week to voice support for the new Common Core curriculum standards, Two Rivers was represented.
Waterloo School Board considers change to lunch payment policy (WKOW TV © 03/11/2014)
WATERLOO (WKOW) - An online petition with more than five hundred signatures urges Waterloo's school district leaders to modify the practice of taking away hot lunches from middle and high schoolers, if it's discovered their lunch account balances have insufficient funds.
Abbotsford, Stratford school districts see spike in student enrollment (WAOW © 03/11/2014)
Districts such as Abbotsford and Stratford are experiencing the growth.
Area schools want Aug. 12 start in 2015-16 (La Crosse Tribune © 03/11/2014)
Educators in western Wisconsin are pushing for a school calendar with an earlier start.
DeLong sixth-graders, Augusta first-graders share stories via tablet computer (Eau Claire Leader Telegram © 03/11/2014)
The idea to share the stories with Augusta first-graders was prompted by DeLong sixth-grade teacher Jessie Zawacki.
Donations Sought for School Damaged by Fire (WBAY Green Bay © 03/11/2014)
Fond du Lac County - People continue to survey the damage, amid scene many woke up to early Saturday, fire ripping through St. Lawrence Seminary High School in Fond du Lac County.
Warm temps causes flooding at two Menomonie schools (Dunn Connection © 03/11/2014)
Menomonie Middle School Principal Stacey Everson found herself wielding a shovel Monday, but it was water — not snow — she was trying to disperse.
Wis. schools may see longer days, shorter years (Dunn Connection © 03/11/2014)
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A bill that would allow Wisconsin schools to extend school days and shorten school years to save money is up for a vote in the Senate this week.
Area schools unite against bullying (WEAU NBC 13 © 03/11/2014)
Thorp, Wi. -- An area school held an event addressing the issue of bullying.
Debate over the nutrition of school lunches (WEAU NBC 13 © 03/11/2014)
EAU CLAIRE (WEAU) - More changes may be coming, affecting the nutrition of your kids' school lunches, as debate continues on Capitol Hill.
National, city school leaders to focus on out-of-school-time programs (WMSN Fox 47 Madison © 03/11/2014)
MADISON, Wis. - Local education groups and leaders will be holding meetings to discuss the most effective ways that Madison can help families work with providers, schools and the local government for the well-being of children, according to a release.
Prep wrestling: Area programs grapple with shift in weight classes (Oconto County Reporter © 03/11/2014)
It’s been nearly three years since the WIAA complied with the National Federation of State High School Associations wrestling committee’s approval of an upward shift in weight classes, and the verdict is still out on the change.
School groups push to draw talented leadership to Milwaukee (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel © 03/11/2014)