Roger King of Holmen wins $5,000 NEA Foundation Grant

Holmen High School agriscience teacher Roger King has received a $5,000 Student Achievement/Learning and Leadership grant from the NEA Foundation. The award, King said, will be used to help Holmen High School educators learn how to instruct farm-to-school techniques in a number of settings.

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WEAC members can now access over 100 free micro-credential courses through WEA Academy

WEAC members can now access over 100 micro-credential courses through the WEA Academy at no charge. Earning a micro-credential is like taking a shortened version of a college course. Micro-credentials are sometimes called digital badges, micro-certifications, or nano-degrees. This free resource is an excellent way for members to hone or expand their professional knowledge and skills with a limited time commitment and at their own pace.

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Eight projects receive 2017 ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin’ awards

Eight projects are winners of the 2017 Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin Schools, Libraries, and Communities Award. Presented each year to nominated projects that “demonstrate the great potential and collaborative spirit of rural Wisconsin,” this year’s recipients join 105 exemplary programs recognized since 2005. One of this year’s winning projects is the River Cities Habitat for Humanity Tiny House Partnership that includes the Crivitz and Wausaukee School Districts and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

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Nine Wisconsin schools earn national Blue Ribbon honor

State Superintendent Tony Evers congratulated nine Wisconsin elementary schools that were among 342 schools nationwide named to the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program by the U.S. Department of Education. To be considered for the program, public schools must be among the top schools in the state for overall achievement on statewide assessments or closing achievement gaps between student groups.

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2017 Green Ribbon School award recipients announced

The two state public schools — Houlton Elementary School in the Hudson School District and Kromrey Middle School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District — are among only 45 schools recognized nationwide as a 2017 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School. Additionally, the Washburn School District was among only nine nationwide to receive the District Sustainability Award, and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point was one of nine institutions that received a Postsecondary Sustainability Award.

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‘It Can Wait’ program highlights the dangers of distracted driving

The It Can Wait campaign is a free program you can bring to your high schools to help educate students on the dangers of distracted driving and encourage them to take the pledge to keep their eyes on the road and not their phones. The campaign is a partnership between the Wisconsin State Patrol, AT&T, and AAA to hold events at high schools across the state to drive home the dangers of distracted driving. During these assemblies, students watch an AT&T video called “The Last Text” about lives altered by someone’s decision to text and drive.

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