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Teachers Union Elects New Leadership

Members of the Racine Education Association Tuesday elected new leadership. Angelina Cruz and Ryan Knudson will take the president and vice-president roles, respectively, after REA members voted for them 253 to 196 against Aaron Eick and Mitchell Middle School teacher Keith Kohlman. Eick has been president since last December when Jennifer Levie stepped down. Cruz […]

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Racine Unified Named Ford Next Generation Learning Community

After administrators from the Racine Unified School District worked with the Ford Next Generation Learning to design a master plan for its career academies, the district is being named a Ford NGL community. The Racine Unified School District is the 21st district to become part of the community. The designation means the district becomes part of a […]

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Caledonia 1st To Approve RAMAC’s Master Education Plan Concept

The Caledonia Village Board voted 4 to 0 in favor of supporting the Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce’s intent to form a governing body to help create a master plan of education for Racine County. With an emphasis on the Racine Unified School District, the master plan would be patterned after the Nashville Academies Pathways […]

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Students, Parents, Teachers Participate in National Walk-In

Parents, staff, and students at Horlick High School as part of a national walk-in sponsored by the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools voiced opposition to the block scheduling/academy implementation plan the Racine Unified School District is rolling out. About 50 people participated in a rally in front of the school at 6:30 a.m. at Horlick High School where they talked about […]

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Racine Unified Teachers: Budget ‘Woefully Under Funds’ Pay

About 30 teachers and teachers’ assistants stood outside Horlick High School Monday afternoon calling for fair wages that keeps up with inflation for all teachers and teaching assistants in the Racine Unified School District. Members of the Racine Education Association (REA) will present its compensation proposal to the Racine Unified School District on Wednesday and the Racine Education Assistants Association (REAA) will be […]

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Racine Unified Reschedules Meeting, But Handbook Changes Aren’t On Agenda

After two Racine Unified School District Board of Education members boycotted a meeting on Monday night over proposed changes to the employee handbook, a special board meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 20. But the items to be discussed at the special meeting won’t include the employee handbook changes. School board members Dennis Wiser and Julie McKenna […]

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Teachers Union Asks 2 Board Members To Ditch Handbook Change Vote

UPDATE 4:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17:  School board members Dennis Wiser and Julie McKenna will not be attending the school board meeting tonight, according to a joint press release issued at 3:30  p.m. Wiser and McKenna said they believe there should be more than six board members present. “The school board agenda for August 17 […]

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Unified Administrators Propose Changes In Pay, Hiring

Racine Unified administrators sent an email to school board members and staff Tuesday night proposing several changes to the district’s employee handbook including changes around how seniority is used in hiring decisions and pay. Communications director Stacy Tapp said the changes are designed to have a positive impact on student achievement; improve efficiencies that lead more quickly to a balanced budget; and […]

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Racine-area Legislators Talk To Racine Unified Board About State Budget

Governor Scott Walker​’s proposed 2015-2017 budget would result in cuts for the Racine Unified Schools District​; but Wisconsin State Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester)​ said Monday that he’s not opposed to restoring some of the funding in the second year of the biennial budget if the state sees a bump in the state’s revenue in May. Representatives Peter Barca (D-Kenosha), […]

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Thousands Of Books Removed From Racine Unified Schools

Members of the Racine Education Association are calling on the Racine Unified School District to stop “weeding” school library books out of school libraries by the “tens of thousands,” including the Bible, Koran, and The Iliad & The Odyssey of Homer. The Racine Unified School District is purging “tens of thousands of books” copyrighted prior […]

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