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Growing Wis. Economy Renews Demand for Apprentices

Updated: 02/24/2014 - The growing need for skilled manufacturing workers is leading to a revival in apprenticeships in some parts of the state, particularly in Madison, Milwaukee and the Fox Valley area.

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Wis. Student Loan Bill Well-received at Hearing

Posted: 02/06/2014 - A Republican leader in the Wisconsin Legislature says he has doubts about a Democratic bill that would allow more than 750,000 residents to refinance student loans, even though the bill got strong support at a Wednesday hearing.

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Student Posters at Health Fair Stir Sex Ed. Controversy

Updated: 01/31/2014 - The birds and bees are a fact of life, but how early should our kids be taught about them? It's a question being debated in one local school district after a mom says her eighth grade daughter was given a graphic lesson in how to use a condom at school.

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Schools Work To Make Up For Snow Days

Updated: 01/31/2014 - In just three short days Puxsawtawny Phil will let us know if we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring. But until then, school administrators have their fingers crossed hoping no more winter weather messes with their school calendar.

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UW-Extension Exec to Serve as Interim Chancellor

Posted: 01/17/2014 - The University of Wisconsin-Extension's interim provost will take over as chancellor on an interim basis, replacing the current chancellor who's been named to head the entire UW System.

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Budget Deal Expands Some Early Childhood Programs

Posted: 01/15/2014 - Tens of thousands more young children would be eligible for early childhood programs under a budget deal reached by lawmakers that advocates hailed as an encouraging sign that Congress is committed to early education.

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Charter School Expansion Bill Draws Opposition

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Making it easier to open independently operating charter schools is drawing support from national and local groups that have tried and failed to open such schools in Wisconsin.

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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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