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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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Students Get Hands-On Learning at Civil War Day

Updated: 05/28/2014 - Sitting in a classroom and reading out of a book is how most kids learn their history, but on Wednesday, that mold was broken as kids put on some costumes, headed outdoors and transported back to the 1860s.

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University of Wisconsin Researchers Take on Ticks

Updated: 05/24/2014 - A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin is taking on deer ticks -- with hopes of giving people a tool to protect themselves from the bugs that can transmit Lyme disease.

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