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Education
8:51 am
Wed October 9, 2013

MPS Considers Turning Former Dover School on South Side Into Apartments

The former Dover Street School on the south side of Milwaukee could be redeveloped into apartments for teachers and other young professionals. MPS will hold a community meeting Wednesday to discuss the idea.

School Board member Meagan Holman says ideas floated in the past for Dover have not gained traction, including as an arts center or charter school. But Holman says people seem excited about the possibility of apartments.

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Education
5:14 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Wisconsin Students Soon Required to Take ACTs

Math is one of the big sections on the ACTs, a test that soon all Wisconsin high school students will be required to take.
Credit Or Hiltch, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Kreigh Knerr about ACT test prep.

More Wisconsin students than ever will soon take the ACT exam, thanks to changes in state education policy, which will next year will make the test a requirement for high schoolers.

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The Two-Way
12:00 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Study: U.S. Adults Below Average In Literacy, Basic Math

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 2:07 pm

Adults in the U.S. fall behind many of their developed-world counterparts in such basic areas as math, reading and problem-solving using technology, according to a newly released report authored by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies surveyed 166,000 teens and adults ranging in age from 16 to 65 years old in 24 countries.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
10:41 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Science Suffers In Unseen Ways From Government Dysfunction

Very Large Array in 2005. The facility, on the Plains of San Agustin, 50 miles west of Socorro, N.M., has been closed as a result of the government shutdown. The VLA consists of 27 radio antennas linked together to simulate the capabilities of a single dish 17 miles in diameter." href="/post/science-suffers-unseen-ways-government-dysfunction" class="noexit lightbox">
Tourists are dwarfed by the Very Large Array in 2005. The facility, on the Plains of San Agustin, 50 miles west of Socorro, N.M., has been closed as a result of the government shutdown. The VLA consists of 27 radio antennas linked together to simulate the capabilities of a single dish 17 miles in diameter.
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On Saturday night I saw Gravity, the new semi-realistic space survival flick. I thought: an astrophysicist's view of this film would certainly be worth a 13.7 post. But I've left that thought behind for an email I had received the day before:

Dear user community colleagues,

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The Two-Way
9:36 am
Sun October 6, 2013

The Votes Are In: Sandy Hook Elementary Will Be Torn Down

Voters in Newtown, Conn., have approved a plan to use nearly $50 million in state funds to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary and build a new school in its place. This photo provided by Craig Hoekenga shows his son Trey, a kindergarten student at Sandy Hook, on the school bus this year. The window has a quote from the late principal, Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed in last December's mass shooting.
Craig Hoekenga AP

Originally published on Sun October 6, 2013 1:23 pm

In a referendum marked by a large turnout and an emphatic result, the people of Newtown, Conn., have voted to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary and build a new school. Sandy Hook was the scene of a mass shooting last December, when 20 children and six staff members were killed.

Saturday's vote asked citizens to decide whether to take nearly $50 million in state money to fund the demolition of Sandy Hook and the planning and construction of a new school on essentially the same site.

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Pop Culture
4:45 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

The New And The Next: Fighter Who Won't Quit And Country Rap

Zach Lynch/MMA Photography

Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 1:27 pm

The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.

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Chancellor's Report
2:39 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Checking in With UWM's Chancellor After the Start of a New Semester

As a new semester begins, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell reflects on the importance of shared governance within the University, the sobering reality of the 2013-2015 budget and how the institution is dealing with decreasing enrollments. Also, the impact of the Global Water Center in Milwaukee.

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Education
5:12 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Common Core Gets Public Hearing in Madison

Some Wisconsin lawmakers want to move away from Common Core standards

Common Core standards are a hot topic lately. At least 40 states have adopted the academic standards for their students, Wisconsin included. But, now there is pressure to back away from Common Core.

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Education
3:00 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Could Wisconsin Students be Facing an Earlier Start Date?

Wisconsin school districts may choose to start earlier than Labor Day.
Credit Terry McCombs, flickr

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich talks with Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service's Scottie Meyers.

Public schools in Wisconsin start after Labor Day. But, a bill proposed in both houses of the Wisconsin legislature might change future start dates.

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Code Switch
5:20 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Howard's President Steps Down Amid Tumult And Uncertainty

Sidney Ribeau's tenure saw the university's endowment recover from the 2008 downturn and its alumni giving rate quadruple. But a trustee said the school was in "serious trouble" and called for a no-confidence vote against him.
The Washington Post/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 6:55 pm

Is Howard University facing an existential crisis?

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