Education

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Wisconsin continues its tug of war over Common Core standards. They spell out what American students should learn and when. 

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Though this Wisconsin winter has meant a lot of time cooped up kids, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum has just opened an exhibit that brings the outdoors inside.

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As the Milwaukee school board prepares to name an interim superintendent, one education analyst says outgoing Milwaukee Public School head Gregory Thornton took a new gig out of frustration.

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Though Wisconsin adopted the Common Core Standards three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over  how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate.

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As urban farmers gathered Saturday to sign up for garden & hydrant permits in Milwaukee, advocates hope the neighborhood collaboration inspires others to dig in.

Some public schools in Wisconsin have cut back on physical education over the years because of shrinking budgets and demands to boost academics.

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Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was in Milwaukee this week, his second visit in an effort to forge a collaborative educational effort with UW-Milwaukee.

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Catherine Murdock’s Wisconsin-based series of middle grade novels was supposed to be done by now.  But after the Dairy Queen trilogy concluded, Murdock couldn’t let the characters go.

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An award-winning young educator and her principal share their ideas on what makes an effective teacher.

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As distance learning is transforming education, another aspect to virtual education is also gaining a foothold, as big name universities extend their brand. 

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For the past three decades, doctors and pharmacists have worked together to eliminate HIV/AIDS around the world. And recently that partnership is getting renewed attention in Wisconsin.

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There are a lot of organizations who work to supplement the work of public schools in this country – especially in places like Milwaukee, where resources are often extremely limited.

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A college education is seen as the key to joining the middle class in the country. 

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.

Wisconsin Students Soon Required to Take ACTs

Oct 8, 2013
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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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