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Test scores lower for voucher students

The St. Francis Xavier school system's voucher students didn't fare too well in a statewide test. The scores were included in a report on the statewide expansion of vouchers. Forty-nine percent of public school students in Wisconsin were proficient or…

posted 2014-04-09 05:05 by WHBY

Recount, lawsuit possible for county board seats

Candidates in two Outagamie County board races have until Friday at 5 p.m. to request a recount of last week's election. About 130 people in Kaukauna received the wrong ballot, impacting those districts. County Clerk Lori O'Bright says yesterday's official…

posted 2014-04-09 05:04 by WHBY


Appleton test scores higher than state

The latest test scores in the Appleton school district were higher than the state average. Nearly 39 percent of students were rated proficient or advanced in reading. The figure is 51 percent in math. Statewide, 49 percent met those standards…

posted 2014-04-08 13:05 by WHBY

Statewide voucher scores lower than public schools

Students attending private schools in the state, under the voucher program, did not score as well as their public school counterparts in reading or math. Test results show 33 percent of students in the statewide program were proficient or advanced…

posted 2014-04-08 13:04 by WHBY

'Weight of the Fox Valley' effort coming soon

At the same time Green Bay is being called the ninth-most obese community in the country, there's an effort in the Fox Cities area to deal with obesity. Appleton public health director Kurt Eggebrecht is involved with the Weight of…

posted 2014-04-08 13:03 by WHBY

Highway commissioner urges driver caution

Outagamie County highway officials are reminding drivers to slow down, when they see road crews. Highway commissioner Al Guerts says his workers are busy filling potholes, after the long winter left many roads in need of repair. Guerts says three…

posted 2014-04-08 13:02 by WHBY

Little Chute plans north side development

Little Chute officials are trying to spur development in the village, north of Highway 41, and a new residential project could move forward in the coming months. Administrator James Fenlon says he hopes to have an agreement with a developer…

posted 2014-04-08 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton gets additional CDBG funds

Appleton got a little extra money from the federal government this year to help various community and housing programs. Ald. Peter Stueck says they estimated that the city would receive $500,000, but the total was about $25,000 more than that.…

posted 2014-04-08 13:00 by WHBY

Statewide test scores up slightly

The latest statewide public school test scores are in, and overall, they're up in reading and math. But the results also show there's still a wide disparity between white students and minorities. The Department of Public Instruction released the scores…

posted 2014-04-08 05:15 by WHBY

G.B. ranks among most obese cities

Obesity rates in the Green Bay area are among the worst in the country. A survey by Gallup and Healthways found that 33 percent in the community are considered obese. Nutritionist Roxanne Denneau of Bellin Health says the results are…

posted 2014-04-08 05:05 by WHBY

FdL police look for help in cold case murder

There may be a break in a cold case in Fond du Lac, but investigators are hopeful that more people will come to police with information. 18-year-old Berit Beck was abducted and murdered in July of 1990, and her body…

posted 2014-04-08 05:04 by WHBY

DOT holding meeting on Hwy. 41 in Brown Co.

The DOT is moving forward with a number of projects along Highway 41 this summer, and officials are answering questions about several of them, during a meeting this afternoon. Spokesman Mark Kantola says they're focusing on the work between Glory…

posted 2014-04-08 05:03 by WHBY

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