Wisconsin Public Schools http://wuwm.com en What Parents Want in Afterschool Programs http://wuwm.com/post/what-parents-want-afterschool-programs <p><strong>A new report says convenience trumps quality for parents when it comes to picking an afterschool program.</strong> Wed, 22 May 2013 19:58:19 +0000 Mitch Teich & Nathan Royster 3867 at http://wuwm.com What Parents Want in Afterschool Programs Poverty Appears to Have Grown Among Wisconsin Public School Students http://wuwm.com/post/poverty-appears-have-grown-among-wisconsin-public-school-students <p>For the ninth year in a row, Wisconsin has counted an increase in the number of public school students eligible for free and reduced-price lunches.</p><p>According to the Dept of Public Instruction, 43.2% of students qualify, up from 42.5% a year ago. In raw numbers the total is now 359,000 Wisconsin public school students.</p><p>Approximately one-third come from households earning less than $30,000 a year.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 22:35:19 +0000 Marge Pitrof 3709 at http://wuwm.com Poverty Appears to Have Grown Among Wisconsin Public School Students