In Birchwood, Wis., northwest of Barron and Rice Lake, the kids in Nicole Schlapper’s kindergarten class start the day greeting one of their classmates. They get to pick how they want to do it — hug, handshake, high five etc. Read more →
Today on 1A (10 a.m. on MPR News), the guests will tackle the infamous prom photo from Baraboo, Wis., which has been roundly criticized, motivating the community to respond in the belief that the lack of education and understanding is involved in Baraboo’s hatred of Jews. Read more →
Joe Gow’s bosses have done everything but draw him a diagram of how to clean out a desk and announce a resignation, but he’s hanging in there at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, still getting pelted with criticism for paying former porn actress Nina Hartley to speak on campus for Free Speech Week. Read more →
You can be forgiven if your first reaction to Gautum Mereddy’s story in the Duluth Tribune is, ‘his parents must have really pushed the kid.’ Mereddy, a student at Duluth East, received perfect scores on all five of the ACT and SAT tests he took.
If you’ve raised kids, you know that the day you drop them off at school is among the most heartbreaking days for a parent. They don’t need you anymore, at least during school hours. For most parents, they soon realize it’s among the most joyous moments; they’ve got part of their lives back. At least during school hours.
Of course, you actually have to have a life for that to be of any value and too many people in Darien, Conn., don’t, apparently. Read more →
Upon further review, Joe Gow, the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse chancellor, has determined it wasn’t a good idea for him to invite a porn star to come to campus to speak. But he blames the media. Read more →
Nearly 30,000 people have applied to have their student loans forgiven under a government program that rewards those who work in public service for at least 10 years while keeping their payments for their loans up to date.
Only 96 actually had their loans forgiven, CNBC reports today. Read more →
Texas holds a lot of sway in the education of kids far outside the state, so if your young child in the future has no idea who Dwight Eisenhower is, blame Texas, where education officials Thursday cut several historical figures from the curriculum. Read more →