Books from the Heart is a unique, community-based book drive to provide a book for every child in kindergarten through second-grade, in both the public and parochial schools in the Stevens Point area for Valentine’s Day.
A free and engaging college-prep program at UW-Stevens Point is increasing its reach to additional central Wisconsin high school students who may be the first in their families interested in attending college.
Bridges Virtual Academy, a K4-12 Virtual Charter School of the Merrill Area Public Schools, earned a School Report Card rating of 81.4, which “Exceeds Expectations” by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
The Center for Education Reform, a leading policy and advocacy organization that has been spearheading efforts nationally to expand parental opportunities for involvement in their children’s education, has ranked Wisconsin fifth in the nation on its just-released 2022 Parent Power Index.
The pandemic has exacerbated the lack of affordable, accessible, quality child care, but the issues have been going on for decades. As federal pandemic relief dollars flow in, Wisconsin is allocating more than $824 million to stabilizing the industry already on shaky ground and hoping to begin solving some of those issues too.
There is a lot of research and evidence supporting the comparison that children's brains are like sponges soaking up almost everything around them, and the crucial role the quality of care a child receives during that time has on their future.
The secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, Emilie Amundson, said child care needs to be seen as a community issue, and Thursday, it committed funding toward that in several communities around the state, with several in the north central region.
Finding quality, affordable, accessible child care around the north central Wisconsin region and beyond is tough for a lot of families. It can be even tougher for families who have children with special needs.
Early childhood educators are, generally, very passionate and committed to their work. According to recent research from UW-Madison, more than 80% of child care providers in Wisconsin say that is their chosen field or in other words, the work they want to do.
For many families in Wisconsin, it is a struggle to find affordable, accessible, quality child care and an underappreciated workforce that continues to see declines is placing the state of child care in what some industry experts call a crisis.
The Port Edward School District informed its families with fourth and fifth-grade students Friday that the teacher whose teaching license has been under investigation has announced his retirement and will not be returning to the classroom this year.
Esports is rising in popularity each year and growing faster than ever before throughout high schools. It’s a sport that doesn’t require physical exertion, but still teaches students essential life skills.
Nearly all schools have noted that student learning was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic disruptions. Wausau School District assessment data for its elementary school students, however, is beginning to show slight gains in scores between this school year’s fall and winter assessments.
Several educators from around north-central Wisconsin have expressed to 7 Investigates that this school year so far is almost harder than the first full school year in the COVID-19 pandemic. The reason, they say, is due to layers of factors the previous year and existing challenges in education laid before the school year even started, along with expectations that did not pan out the way they anticipated.