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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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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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