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MSTC to Offer GED Prep Classes at Stevens Point Campus

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Mid-State Technical College will begin offering GED preparation classes Mondays –Thursdays from September 29 through November 13 at its Stevens Point campus. The 11:00 a.m. to noon session will be held in Room 413.

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College Savings on the Rise as Plans Average $20K

Posted: 09/09/2014 - The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount still isn't enough to cover one year at a four-year public university.

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Walker, Burke Have Clear Contrasts On Education

Posted: 09/07/2014 - Some of the starkest differences between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are on hot-button education policies like expanding private school vouchers and implementing the Common Core academic standards.

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Gov. Walker, Mary Burke Disagree On Future of School Voucher Program

Updated: 09/06/2014 - November elections are right around the corner. As we draw closer to casting that ballot, Governor Scott Walker and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke are speaking out on a variety of hot button issues including the state's school voucher program.

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Returning Students Move In at UWSP

Updated: 08/31/2014 - Back to school is less than two days away, but some UW-Stevens Point students are already getting into the swing of things moving back into the residence halls on Sunday.

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Louisiana Gov. Suing Feds over Common Core

Posted: 08/27/2014 - Louisiana's Republican governor is planning to file a lawsuit against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally using federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.

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Doctors Say School Day Should Start Later

Posted: 08/25/2014 - U.S. high schools and middle schools should start classes later in the morning to allow kids some much-needed sleep, a leading group of pediatricians is urging.

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Report: Cost to Raise a Child Tops $245,000

Posted: 08/18/2014 - A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult.

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Tragedy Sparks Discussion About Teen Driving

Updated: 08/14/2014 - Friday's deadly crash along Highway 52 in Marathon County is sparking conversation between parents and their young drivers about safety on the roadways.

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Donations Needed for "Stuff the Bus" Event

Updated: 08/04/2014 - While you're out doing your back to school shopping, don't forget to pick up a few extra pencils and notebooks for some kids in need. The Annual Stuff the Bus event will be held Thursday, Aug. 7th at Veteran's Memorial Park.

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Student Musicians Learn Suzuki Method

Posted: 07/22/2014 - Summer time is the season for sending kids off to camp and one program in Stevens Point is helping kids get a healthy attitude through music.

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Court: UW Protester's Injunction Must be Refined

Posted: 07/16/2014 - The state Supreme Court says a judge properly issued a restraining order against a frequent University of Wisconsin System protester but he must refine it because it's too broad.

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Mixed Reviews for Healthier School Lunch Fare

Posted: 07/14/2014 - School cafeteria managers on the hunt for foods that are healthy and will also please finicky students are sampling bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and other alternatives at a convention in Boston.

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Governors Group Skirts 'Radioactive' Common Core

Posted: 07/13/2014 - Facing opposition from staunch conservatives, the Common Core education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors. They cite concern about the federal government's role in the classroom.

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AG: High School Students Can't Pay for UW Courses

Posted: 07/10/2014 - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says high school students who take University of Wisconsin classes offered in their schools for college credit can't be charged tuition.

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Sports Camp Keeps Kids Moving This Summer

Updated: 07/09/2014 - It's hard enough to keep your kids active during the summer months as it is, but for parents who work full time and struggle to make ends meet it's even harder. That's why the Boys and Girls Club of Wisconsin Rapids is stepping up to help those kids whose parents can't afford it.

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Corinthian to Close Campuses in 11 States

Posted: 07/08/2014 - For-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. says the dozen campuses it is closing are scattered in 11 different states and operate under the Everest name.

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