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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.

Gov. Walker, Mary Burke Disagree On Future of School Voucher Program

Updated: 09/06/2014 - November elections are right around the corner. As we draw closer to casting that ballot, Governor Scott Walker and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke are speaking out on a variety of hot button issues including the state's school voucher program.
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Returning Students Move In at UWSP

Updated: 08/31/2014 - Back to school is less than two days away, but some UW-Stevens Point students are already getting into the swing of things moving back into the residence halls on Sunday.
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Doctors Say School Day Should Start Later

Posted: 08/25/2014 - U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.

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    The price of 10 pounds of apples is d dollars. If the apples weigh an average of 1 pound for every 6 apples, which of the following is the average price, in cents, of a dozen such apples?

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