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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Milwaukee school receives Read Across America Library grant

Thanks to the efforts of Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association member Maria Ramirez-Acevedo, Kagel Elementary School in Milwaukee has received an NEA Read Across America 2016 Library grant. This individual grant of $1,000 will be used to purchase diverse books for the school library.

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