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Racine Educators United ‘Sounding Alarm’ Over Staff Turnover

Racine Educators United (REU), the professional union representing Racine Unified School District (RUSD) teachers, educational assistants, psychologists, nurses and social workers, has issued a series of recommendations to help reduce staff turnover and “better meet the needs of students,” according to an REU news release. The plan was presented at Monday’s RUSD Board of Education […]

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EverGreen Academy announces free meals for all students

EverGreen Academy is offering free meals for all of its students for the 2021-2022 school year. The free meal program is part of the Seamless Summer Option (SSO) through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). While free and reduced-price lunch applications are not necessary to participate in this program, families are still encouraged to […]

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RUSD COVID-19 School-Based Testing Program

Racine Unified School District is participating in a federally funded COVID-19 testing program. The program is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. The implementation of this program will add additional protection for students, staff, and families. By identifying cases early and preventing the spread of COVID-19 the program will make Racine Unified Schools […]

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Jefferson Lighthouse Earns National Blue Ribbon Award

Jefferson Lighthouse Elementary School, 1722 W 6th St., has earned a National Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education. Jefferson Lighthouse is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School. Their mission is to create students who are “internationally-minded learners inquire, collaborate, and take action.” Since 1982, “the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes […]

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TutorMe Donates $100,000 in Tutoring Services to Racine Unified School District

TutorMe, the online tutoring solution of the future, announced today that after a nationwide call for applicants, the team selected Racine Unified School District (RUSD) in Wisconsin to receive $100,000 worth of tutoring services. This donation provides the students of Racine Unified free 24/7 access to live tutors in more than 300 subjects to support […]

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City, RUSD, and AMI Health Partner to Bring Vaccine Clinics to School Events

RACINE– Today, Mayor Cory Mason and RUSD Superintendent Dr. Eric Gallien announced a partnership to help provide more equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for students and families at upcoming school events with the support of AMI Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). AMI Health, which currently operates the vaccine clinic at […]