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Wisconsin school districts keep begging voters for more money. Is the state funding formula broken?

By Heather Graves, Press Times Correspondent The results of the referendum that would bring $1 billion over 30 years to the Racine Unified School District — and allow the district to revamp buildings dating back to the Civil War —  came down to just five votes. On April 7, 2020, voters approved the referendum by […]

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Yorkville Board of Education and Administration Hires Dr. Mark Rollefson as Superintendent of Yorkville JT #2

The Yorkville Board of Education and Administration has hired Dr. Mark Rollefson to serve as their next superintendent. Dr. Rollefson has 31 years of education experience including 23 years in administration for the School District of Jefferson. Dr. Rollefson will be serving the district on a part-time basis starting July 1, 2021. About Yorkville JT […]

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Gateway to hold series of diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops

Gateway Technical College will hold a series of dynamic workshops providing attendees ways to have hard, meaningful, and respectful dialogue about diversity, equity, and inclusion. All workshops are free, open to the community, and held by Zoom. To register: www.gtc.edu/diversity-workshops Ouch, that Stereotype Hurts. Attendees will learn how to build confidence and skills to speak […]

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Wisconsin School of Business Introduces Chief Information Officer Digital Leadership Program

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) announces the launch of the Chief Information Officer Digital Leadership Program. The Chief Information Officer Digital Leadership Program is an immersive, five-day leadership experience that will give participants the business acumen to manage teams of talented information systems professionals, effectively […]

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UW-Parkside Undergrad Wins Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament

SOMERS, Wis. – Gabrielle Richardson, a UW-Parkside pre-med undergraduate majoring in Spanish and Criminal Justice, is the winner of the Wisconsin Big Idea Tournament.     The tournament was sponsored by UW System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Council (WEDC) and part of the 2021 WiSys SPARK Symposium Virtual Series – which honors faculty, staff and […]

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Nelson named Gateway Technical College 2021 Distinguished Alumni

Larry Nelson has been named as the Gateway Technical College 2021 Distinguished Alumni. Larry Nelson Nelson, of Kenosha, earned a Gateway Civil/Structural Technology associate degree in 1973 and currently serves as the president and CEO of Bane-Nelson Inc. One of Nelson’s nominators said: “Larry has donated countless hours to organizations, mentored young people, offering good-paying […]

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Gateway Technical College Grads Overcame Pandemic, Other Obstacles to Reach Their Goals in 2021, Keynotes Say

Be flexible. Be nimble. Never forget the historic times you’ve gone through to earn your degree. These were the words of advice keynote speaker Jennifer Freiheit gave to the Gateway Technical College School of Health’s graduating class Saturday morning at their commencement, held outside on the college’s Kenosha Campus. The May 22 commencement was the […]

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WGTD Honored for its Coverage of Blake Shooting Case, Race Relations

The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association at its annual gala honored WGTD FM for its coverage of the shooting of Jacob Blake and the station’s programs on race relations and racial inequities. WGTD received a first place award in the medium market category for “Best Coverage of Civil Discourse and Social Change.” In addition, the 91.1 Players […]

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Wisconsin School of Business Launches Healthcare Leadership Professional Development Certificate

Offered by the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development and co-designed with healthcare practitioners, the Healthcare Leadership Certificate blends the business of healthcare with the leadership skills needed to be successful through change and disruption. MADISON, Wis.- The Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional & Executive Development (CPED) announces the […]

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Drop out or drown in debt? Many Black students in Wisconsin face stark choices in paying for college

By Alyssa Huglen, Wisconsin Watch When Clint Myrick graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010, he left with two consequential pieces of paper: a diploma for a bachelor’s degree in music education — and an eye-popping student loan bill. The Milwaukee native was one of the first in his family to attend college, and […]

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UW-Parkside gets ready to graduate the largest class in the university’s history May 15

SOMERS, Wis. – More than 566 UW-Parkside graduates, the largest in the university’s history, will join a proud tradition of excellence in serving as talented and newly minted alumni on May 15 with the 52nd Spring Commencement.  Although we will not be able to gather and celebrate in the De Simone Gymnasium as we have in years past, we will mark this joyous occasion with both a virtual ceremony and in-person celebrations.  Here’s what to expect:   WHAT: UW-Parkside’s 52nd spring commencement  WHEN: Saturday, […]