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UWSP Student, Instructor Teaming up on Safety App

Updated: 09/19/2014 - Two members of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point community are developing a safety app that allows students to track the location of friends when they go out on the town.
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MSTC to Offer GED Prep Classes at Stevens Point Campus

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Mid-State Technical College will begin offering GED preparation classes Mondays –Thursdays from September 29 through November 13 at its Stevens Point campus. The 11:00 a.m. to noon session will be held in Room 413.

College Savings on the Rise as Plans Average $20K

Posted: 09/09/2014 - The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount still isn't enough to cover one year at a four-year public university.

Walker, Burke Have Clear Contrasts On Education

Posted: 09/07/2014 - Some of the starkest differences between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are on hot-button education policies like expanding private school vouchers and implementing the Common Core academic standards.

Louisiana Gov. Suing Feds over Common Core

Posted: 08/27/2014 - Louisiana's Republican governor is planning to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

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Sample SAT Question

  • The Official SAT Question of the Day for Wednesday, October 1

    Read the following SAT test question and then click on a button to select your answer. 

    A 25-foot ladder is placed against a vertical wall of a building, with the bottom of the ladder standing on concrete 7 feet from the base of the building. If the top of the ladder slips down 4 feet, then the bottom of the ladder will slide out

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