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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 […]

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Ally Docksey

Ally Docksey will run against Jane Barbian for the Racine Unified School District #6 seat in the April 6, 2021 spring election. To learn more about the other races, click here. Where do you live? Mount Pleasant, WI How long have you lived there? 16 years Age? 46 Spouse or partner’s name? Andrew Docksey If you have children, please […]

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Jane Barbian

Jane Barbian will run against Ally Docksey for the Racine Unified School District #6 seat in the April 6, 2021 spring election. To learn more about the other races, click here. Where do you live? 3546 Emmertsen Road, Racine, WI How long have you lived there? 15 years Age? 65 Spouse or partner’s name? Dean Barbian If you have […]

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Racine Private Schools Ask Wisconsin Supreme Court For Clarification; Claim City Health Department Overstepping Its Bounds

MADISON – A legal advocacy organization filed an emergency motion with the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday contending that the Racine Department of Public Health has no right to order the closure of schools, within the city limits, in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Wisconsin Institute of Law & […]

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Racine Coalition Health Care Services To Be Provided By Ascension

RACINE – The Racine Coalition, a consortium of local public sector employers, will begin receiving health care services from Ascension Wisconsin Employer Solutions later this month. Racine Coalition members are the City of Racine, Racine County, and the Racine Unified School District. Ascension Wisconsin Employer Solutions will provide primary and acute care, wellness services including […]

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Mitchell School to Become Racine County’s Third Community School

Racine—Beginning in the fall of 2021, Mitchell School will transform into a community school through a partnership between United Way of Racine County and Racine Unified School District. Mitchell will be the third community school in Racine County, following Knapp Elementary and Julian Thomas Elementary. Community schools are part of United Way’s place-based LIFT (Link […]

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Racine Unified School District Approves Changes for the 2020-2021 School Year

Racine Unified School District and the school board approved changes for the 2020-2021 school year. These changes will affect school hours, fall sports, and extracurriculars. Suspension will occur for co-curriculars as well. Change of School Hours When face-to-face learning resumes within the district, school hours will be adjusted to address transporation concerns. As a result […]