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Union Grove High School recognized with Level 3 award for outstanding AP exam scores

UNION GROVE — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with the Wisconsin Advanced Placement Advisory Council, has recognized Union Grove Union High School for its high participation and achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exams. AP courses present an opportunity for students to dive deep into rigorous academic challenges, setting them on the right […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

Wisconsin teacher turnover rises sharply, new report finds

Wisconsin’s teacher turnover rates — which includes the number of teachers moving to different school districts and leaving the state’s public school classrooms altogether — surged in the 2022-23 school year, according to a new Wisconsin Policy Forum report. The rates of teacher turnover were higher among teachers of color and in school districts serving […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news

6 bills signed by Gov. Evers aim to improve literacy outcomes for K-12 students

MADISON —  Six bills, including Assembly Bill 321, now 2023 Wisconsin Act 20, have been signed by Gov. Evers as of July 19 as a way to help improve reading and literacy outcomes for K-12 students. The bill, relating to literacy, was drafted in coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and makes several comprehensive updates to literacy instruction for […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

Johnson, other Republicans rally in Racine for last-minute election push

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — Wisconsin Republicans at a rally held Saturday promised a red wave would indeed be forthcoming. As part of a 60-stop bus tour, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), U.S. Representative Bryan Steil (R-Janesville), and Tim Michels, candidate for governor, made a stop at Angry Brothers Pub, 6501 Washington Ave., to energize their […]

Posted inCommunity, Local news, Non-Profits, Schools

Updated: 2022 RUSD Summer Meals Program Schedule

RACINE – Racine Unified School District will have summer meals available for students this year, through a partnership with the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This partnership allows school-aged children to have access to nutritious meals during the summer months. While school is out of session, meals will be available at RUSD schools and community […]

Posted inCulture, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Schools, Parenting, Schools, Things To Do

UW-Parkside to offer exciting STEAM-based programs in summer camps to middle, high school students

SOMERS – The Professional and Continuing Education Department at UW-Parkside will be offering STEAM-based programs in the form of weekday summer camps to middle school and high school students that run from July to August. Each program is designed to inspire creativity and ingenuity in its participants, with topics spanning from Minecraft animation to geology […]

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Waterford Upstart Funding Renewed by State of Wisconsin

MADISON – The State of Wisconsin has renewed its funding for an at-home Pre-K learning program through Waterford Upstart. Funding has been approved for the six districts in which achievement gaps are the greatest, including Racine Unified School District (RUSD). Data from recent months has shown – though sample sizes were limited – significant achievement […]

Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

Masking, Vaccines Urged For State’s Schools

MADISON – Wearing masks while indoors, vaccines for eligible students and staff, and COVID-19 testing are among the strategies recommended for Wisconsin’s schools by the state Department of Health Services (DHS) and the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The newly launched Back to School for Parents and Families webpage includes additional information about routine vaccinations, access […]