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SNHU Announces Summer 2021 President’s List

MANCHESTER, NH-It is with great pleasure that Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) congratulates the following students on being named to the summer 2021 President’s List. Full-time students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above are named to the President’s List. Full-time status is achieved by earning 12 credits; undergraduate day students […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Providing Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families, Support for Schools

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address highlighting the signing of the 2021-23 budget last week, which included one of the largest tax cuts in Wisconsin state history and the governor’s announcement to provide more than $100 million in new funding for our kids and schools. Hey, Wisconsin! Governor Tony Evers here. Last week, […]

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Gov. Evers Signs One of the Largest Tax Cuts in Wisconsin State History, Announces More Than $100 million in New Funding for Public Schools

Gov. Tony Evers today signed the 2021-23 biennial budget, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 58, providing one of the largest tax cuts in Wisconsin state history and delivering on his 2018 campaign promise to cut tax taxes for middle-class families by 10 percent. Gov. Evers, former public school teacher and state superintendent of public instruction, also […]

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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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As semester ends in Wisconsin, COVID-19 fears shrink — while concerns of academic slide grow

By Peter Cameron For Wisconsin Watch One family reported driving to the community library parking lot, sitting there for hours each day so their children could use the wifi to do homework in the car. Another student reported having to do the same thing in the parking lot of the local McDonald’s. “I’m gaining weight,” […]

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Kenosha Unified to continue in-person instruction

KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Unified School District will remain open, sticking to its own return plan for the pandemic. The letter sent to families and teachers by KUSD officials explaining the district’s decision. Image Courtesy: Screenshot. In a letter to KUSD families this week obtained by the Observer, the district states that, while officials understand […]

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Schools should switch to virtual learning, Kenosha health officer says

Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit recommends that all local schools and colleges switch to virtual-only learning from Nov. 23 to Jan. 4. File Photo by Daniel Thompson/The Uptown Observer. KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Kenosha County officials are recommending that local schools move to virtual-only instruction until January due to COVID-19. Kenosha County Health Officer Jen […]