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Living Life in the Front Row

Updated: 06/06/2013 - Author and speaker Jon Vroman offers advice to the Class of 2013 when it comes to living life in the front row.

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MCPL to Start Summer Book Club

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Beginning later this month, the Marathon County Public Library- Wausau branch will host a nature book club on the third Tuesday of each month.

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Former UWMC Dorm Manager Suspected of Theft

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Wausau police are recommending embezzlement charges be filed against the former the Residence Hall Operations Manager at UW Marathon County. He's suspected of stealing more than $25,000 from students between June, 2012 and January, 2013.

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Vote on Voucher School Plan, Funding Delayed

Posted: 05/29/2013 - The Legislature's budget-writing committee has delayed taking action on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to expand the private school voucher program outside of Milwaukee and Racine.

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Report: Nation's Kids Need to get More Physical

Posted: 05/23/2013 - The prestigious Institute of Medicine is recommending that schools provide opportunities for at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day for students and treat physical education as a core subject.

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Common Core Education Standards to be Discussed

Posted: 05/22/2013 - Advocates and opponents of common core standards for teaching math and English in Wisconsin were gathering for a joint hearing before the Legislature's education committees.

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Help Available for Federal and Private Student Loans

Updated: 05/21/2013 - Student debt can crush the American dream. A recent report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau the total debt amount from students borrowing has passed $1.1 trillion.

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Requiring ACT Tests for 11th Graders up for Vote

Posted: 05/21/2013 - Every high school student in Wisconsin would take the ACT college entrance exam during their junior year under a proposal up for a vote in the Legislature's budget committee.

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3 Commencements for UW-Madison Triplets

Posted: 05/17/2013 - Triplets Stephanie, Kyle and Ashley Verhasselt, of Freedom, will receive their undergraduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in three separate commencement ceremonies.

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House to Take up Student Loan Fix

Posted: 05/16/2013 - House Republicans are looking at a student loan system that would give students lower interest rates in coming years but would cost students more over time.

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Nygren Promises More Money for Schools

Posted: 05/08/2013 - One of the co-chairs of the Legislature's budget committee says public school spending will be allowed to increase over the next two years, even though Gov. Scott Walker wanted to keep it frozen.

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Walker says There will be More Money for Schools

Posted: 05/06/2013 - Gov. Scott Walker says there will be additional money available for public schools and cutting taxes in his budget, but he doesn't know exactly how much yet.

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