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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New guide helps educators teach about Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities

A revised and expanded teacher’s guide from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press will help teachers fulfill the requirement of teaching about Wisconsin’s American Indian nations and tribal communities. Tailored especially for upper elementary grades, the updated Teacher’s Guide, which is a CD-ROM, goes along with the newly updated young readers classic by Dr. Patty Loew, Native People of Wisconsin.

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