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News of suspended Brewer Ryan Braun’s apology dominated much of the local news this week.

Serve 2 Unite

The tragic shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin one year ago ignited an organization to form to help prevent future tragedies from happening.

Good Nutrition Takes Center Stage…Literally

Jul 12, 2013
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 Milwaukee Public Theatre says "Eat Your Vegetables!"

Former Journalist to Head Wis. Think Tank

Jun 28, 2013
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As one of Wisconsin's think tanks, the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute strives to shape public policy and bring transparency to government.

So it comes as no surprise that its new director spent years as a journalist doing just that.

LEGO as an Educational Tool for Arts and Creativity

May 30, 2013
DePaul University

LEGO has been a part of childhood for many of us, but for some, it is also their career. Andrew Johnson is a LEGO Master Model Builder in Chicago.

Lynden Sculpture Garden

What challenges are there to homeschooling children, and what misconceptions do others have about this in-home learning?

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.

What Parents Want in Afterschool Programs

May 22, 2013
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A new report says convenience trumps quality for parents when it comes to picking an afterschool program.

Hayes Bilingual School in Milwaukee scores 62.2 on the state report card system. That means it’s just shy of meeting expectations. Most MPS schools fall at or below that level, but Hayes is different. Its growth score is 86 – well above the state average. The school’s dual-immersion approach seems to be generating improvements in both math and reading.

Some public school advocates are sounding alarms over several issues in Governor Walker's proposed biennial budget. They point to essentially unchanged state aid and a call for expanding the state's voucher program as new challenges to Wisconsin's public school systems. Some also say that the effort to reward higher-performing schools would come at the expensive of schools already facing a steep climb, in districts such as Milwaukee Public Schools.

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