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Student Musicians Learn Suzuki Method

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Summer time is the season for sending kids off to camp and one program in Stevens Point is helping kids get a healthy attitude through music.

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Court: UW Protester's Injunction Must be Refined

Posted: 07/16/2014 - The state Supreme Court says a judge properly issued a restraining order against a frequent University of Wisconsin System protester but he must refine it because it's too broad.

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Mixed Reviews for Healthier School Lunch Fare

Posted: 07/14/2014 - School cafeteria managers on the hunt for foods that are healthy and will also please finicky students are sampling bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and other alternatives at a convention in Boston.

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Governors Group Skirts 'Radioactive' Common Core

Posted: 07/13/2014 - Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.

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AG: High School Students Can't Pay for UW Courses

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says high school students who take University of Wisconsin classes offered in their schools for college credit can't be charged tuition.

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Sports Camp Keeps Kids Moving This Summer

Updated: 07/09/2014 - It's hard enough to keep your kids active during the summer months as it is, but for parents who work full time and struggle to make ends meet it's even harder. That's why the Boys and Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids is stepping up to help those kids whose parents can't afford it.

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Corinthian to Close Campuses in 11 States

Posted: 07/08/2014 - For-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. says the dozen campuses it is closing are scattered in 11 different states and operate under the Everest name.

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$4 Million To Go To Five Wisconsin School Districts

Updated: 07/03/2014 - Five school districts in Wisconsin are going to be given some money they didn't know they would get back. D.C. Everest, Marathon, Abbotsford, De Pere and Waunakee school districts will all receive a portion of $4 million dollars given to the government by the construction company the five districts used between 2003 and 2008.

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Program Helping High School Students Reach Goals Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Updated: 06/25/2014 - A federally funded program helping to give under privileged high school students the tools to reach their goals celebrated 50 years on Tuesday. About 150 kids from the Wausau, Stevens Point, and Green Bay area Upward Bound Programs had a chance to enjoy the milestone.

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Appleton-Area Schools Review Lockdown Policies

Posted: 06/21/2014 - Schools officials in the Appleton area are considering modifying school lockdown policies to allow teachers to evacuate students rather than have them hunker down in barricaded classrooms.

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Wausau Agency Gets Grant To Train Much-Needed Psychiatrists

Updated: 06/19/2014 - One in five Americans suffers from mental health issues. But a shortage of psychiatric help across the nation is leaving some patients high and dry. There is some good news though, as one local Wausau agency just got a half million dollar grant to train much-needed psychiatrists.

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Social Media Safety - Keeping Kids Safe Online

Posted: 06/18/2014 - Now that summer is here, kids tend to have a lot more free time that is often spent on the internet. Several cases of sexual predators online involving children have surfaced since the beginning of the new year right here in North Central Wisconsin, making online safety that much more of a priority.

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Teachers Train in Sustainability to Change Students' View on Trash

Posted: 06/17/2014 - The University of Wisconsin Stevens Point is known for its sustainability innovations and programs and on Tuesday, K-12 teachers got a chance to learn new practices and resources they can use to get their kids more energy conscious.

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Request for Material from Vouchers Causes Uproar

Posted: 06/17/2014 - A request from the state Department of Public Instruction for information from voucher school leaders about their students with disabilities is causing an uproar among conservatives.

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UWM Police Chief Investigated for Sexual Messages

Posted: 06/15/2014 - An independent investigator says University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Police Chief Michael Marzion displayed "inappropriate and unprofessional" conduct when he traded Internet messages of a sexual nature with a student.

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Student Loan Act Dies in Senate

Updated: 06/11/2014 - The United States Senate struck down a bill that would have expanded student loan refinancing on Wednesday.

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House Considers Bill to Waive School Meal Rules

Posted: 06/11/2014 - The House is considering legislation to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards. It's a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House.

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Senate Democrats push Student Loan Bill

Posted: 06/11/2014 - Democrats are keeping up their election-year drumbeat on student loan rates, scheduling a Senate vote to debate legislation allowing students to refinance their debt at lower rates.

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