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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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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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