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USDA Allows More Meat, Grains in School Lunches

Posted: 01/03/2014 - The Agriculture Department says it's making permanent rules that allow schools to serve larger portions of lean meat and whole grains in school lunches and other meals.

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GED Test Changes Take Effect Thursday

Posted: 01/01/2014 - For decades the GED test has been the brand name for the high school equivalency exam. It's about to undergo some changes.

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New Financial Aid Rules for College-bound in 2014

Posted: 12/31/2013 - New Year’s Day kicks off the beginning of college financial aid season for the 2014-2015 school year. It is the first day families can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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Assembly to Vote on Common Core Bills Next Year

Posted: 12/24/2013 - The state Assembly plans to vote in February on bills that are being circulated in response to recommendations of a task force that studied the Common Core academic standards in place in Wisconsin.

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Fixed Rates are Latest in College Tuition Plans

Posted: 12/23/2013 - Freshmen at Wisconsin's Northland College will pay no more than $30,450 in tuition next year. They'll pay the same the following year. And the year after that.

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Wis. College Savings Plan Expanding Marketing

Posted: 12/16/2013 - One year into an arrangement with a new management company, Wisconsin's college savings plan is boasting double-digit returns, some of the lowest management fees in the country, and a quarter-million accounts with more than $3 billion in combined assets.

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Walker still Undecided on Mascots Bill

Posted: 12/05/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker still isn't saying whether he will sign a Republican bill that would make it harder to strip schools of American Indian mascots.

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4-H Foundation and Wisconsin FFA Foundation join Forces

Posted: 12/02/2013 - The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and the Wisconsin FFA Foundation announce the joint Youth Leadership Fund, an historic partnership between the two organizations created to support the leadership and professional development of youth involved in 4-H and FFA across the state.

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UPDATE: School Chiefs Seek to Address Privacy Concerns

Updated: 01/24/2014 - Chief state school officers are seeking to reassure the public that the new Common Core standards will not lead to the sharing of personally identifiable student data with the federal government.

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Some States Move to Save Cursive in the Classroom

Posted: 11/14/2013 - In years gone by, penmanship helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate. But in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone, with no handwritten signature necessary.

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