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Ellis weighs in on Common Core bills

The Assembly's education committee canceled a vote today, on a bill that would give the Legislature more authority over the academic standards for the state's public schools. A local lawmaker says some changes are necessary. Senate President Mike Ellis says…

posted 2014-02-20 13:03 by WHBY

Assembly school accountability bill on hold

There won't be a vote today on a school accountability bill that would shut down poor performing public schools. The Assembly education committee was going to take up the proposal. It also would drop voucher schools from the program, if…

posted 2014-02-20 13:02 by WHBY

Libraries getting fiber optic upgrade

All of the libraries in the Outagamie-Waupaca system will soon have faster Internet connections. Executive director Walter Burkhalter says right now, only Appleton has a fiber optic setup. and the state is going to cover the costs of upgrading the…

posted 2014-02-20 13:01 by WHBY

More scammers targeting seniors

Con artists apparently think elderly people in Wisconsin can be easy pickings. Sandy Chalmers of the state office of Consumer Protection says recent scams have involved offers of free groceries, and a handy medical alert system. He says a lot…

posted 2014-02-20 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton fire dept. sets record for calls

More calls came into the Appleton fire department last year than ever before. The department responded to more than 3,900 incidents in 2013, and that's a six percent boost from the previous year. There were nearly 2,600 EMS and rescue…

posted 2014-02-20 05:05 by WHBY

FVTC making progress on training center

Construction crews are making progress on a $32.5 million public safety training center for Fox Valley Technical College. The facility is on the south end of the Outagamie County Regional Airport, and yesterday crews moved a retired Boeing 727 onto…

posted 2014-02-20 05:04 by WHBY

Group opposes dumping Common Core

A bill before an Assembly committee today could throw out the state's Common Core educational standards, and a state group says that's not a good idea. Jon Bales is the executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators.…

posted 2014-02-20 05:03 by WHBY

UW prof weighs in on Rindfleisch emails

Reporters and political operatives are pouring over about 27,000 pages of emails from the case against one of Governor Walker's former aides. Kelly Rindfleisch was his deputy chief of staff in the Milwaukee County executive's office, and she was convicted…

posted 2014-02-20 05:02 by WHBY


Marquette falls again to Creighton

The Marquette Golden Eagles continue to search for answers against the No. 11 Creighton Blue Jays as they fell again to their Big East foe 85-70 on Wednesday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  Marquette early on was able…

posted 2014-02-19 21:30:54 by WHBY

Two students accused in 'kill list' case

Hortonville police and school district officials say two students put together the "kill list" that prompted an investigation yesterday. District administrator Heidi Schmidt says students were not in imminent danger, and it's business as usual at the high school. Schmidt…

posted 2014-02-19 13:30 by WHBY

Appleton schools moving forward with plans

Appleton school district administrators aren't wasting any time, after voters approved a pair of referendum questions yesterday. District chief financial officer Don Hietpas says he's meeting with two local firms, to work on the specific designs of the various projects.…

posted 2014-02-19 13:05 by WHBY

Stockbridge referendum passes again

Voters in the Stockbridge school district are extending a $200,000 spending referendum for three more years. Sixty-eight percent supported the question. Superintendent Dave Moscinski says it's the third time they've signed off on a three-year spending question. He says they'll…

posted 2014-02-19 13:04 by WHBY

I don't know what Jesus actually looks like, but I imagine him to look just like Robert Powell did in…
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