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8:04 am
Fri September 27, 2013

State School Superintendent Says Voucher Schools Must Be Accountable

DPI chief Tony Evers says there are "no more excuses" for private schools that receive taxpayer funds.

State schools Superintendent Tony Evers says private schools that accept taxpayer funds must be part  of a statewide accountability system. A proposal pending in the state legislature to do that, is getting resistance from some private schools because of the power that would be granted to Evers' office. Tony Evers delivered his "state of education" address in Madison yesterday.  Evers also said he favors Wisconsin's use of the common core curriculum and says it sets higher standards than ever before.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

One Week In - Whitefish Bay Native Shares Paddle Forward Progress

Nine days ago, five canoes launched from the northern shores of the Mississippi River. We catch up with one of the paddlers – a Whitefish Bay native - as they navigate along the river.

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Environment
6:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

South Shore Beach Goes Green for Science

Dr. Sandra McLellan and her team
McLellan Lab

This morning, at Milwaukee’s South Shore Beach, researchers poured batches of nontoxic green dye into the water.

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Politics & Government
4:54 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Abele Proposes Freezing Property Taxes and Cutting Sheriff's Budget

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele delivered his 2014 budget proposal calling for pay raises and cuts to the sheriff's department budget

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Thursday delivered his 2014 budget to the county board. His plan totals $1.3 billion and freezes property taxes.

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Arts & Culture
4:05 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Essay: The Fashionista

A fashion runway
Credit Sebastian Dooris/Flickr

Lake Effect essayist Cari Taylor-Carlson says fashion doesn't come naturally to her.

Over a lifetime, Lake Effect essayist Cari Taylor-Carlson has weathered many changes. 

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