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Environment
5:13 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Walker Unveils $13 million Plan to Boost Walleye Production

The Wisconsin Conservation Congress applauds the investment in the fishery
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Gov. Scott Walker announced a plan on Wednesday that he says will “dramatically increase” the number of walleye in the state.

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Education
5:09 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Critics of Common Core Standards Voice Concerns

Critics of common core standards say changes are needed

Forty-five states including Wisconsin have adopted what’s known as common core standards.  They’re federal criteria outlining what students should learn in math and English at specified grade levels and how it should be taught.

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Politics & Government
4:39 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Assemblyman Backs Away from Plan to Withdraw Funding for Indian Cultural Center

Earlier this spring, state Rep. Dean Kaufert said he wanted to withhold a state grant -- earmarked for a cultural center -- from the Lac du Flambeau Chippewa tribe, because the state’s Chippewa bands planned to increase their spearfishing take.

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Education
2:58 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

What Parents Want in Afterschool Programs

A new report details what parents look for in afterschool programs for their kids.
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Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Anneliese Dickman of the Public Policy Forum on afterschool programs.

A new report says convenience trumps quality for parents when it comes to picking an afterschool program.

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12:47 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Student Debt from 4-Year Colleges in Wisconsin Among Highest in the Nation

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Wisconsin ranked 16th in the nation for highest average debt among students who graduated from a 4-year college in 2011, according to a study released by the Institute for College Access and Success.
According to a new report, the burden of student debt shouldered by students of four-year colleges in Wisconsin is among the highest in the nation. In the study of both public and private universities, Wisconsin ranked 16th in average student debt, $26,238, and 10th in the proportion of students graduating with outstanding loans, 67%.

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