Evers congratulates 2016 Green Ribbon Schools honorees

The two state schools — Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale, Glendale-River Hills School District; and West Middleton Elementary School in Verona, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District — are among only 47 schools recognized nationwide as 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools. Additionally, the Granton Area School District was among only 15 nationwide to receive the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools District Sustainability Award. The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee was one of 11 institutions that received the Green Ribbon awards.

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Wisconsin Media Lab website updated

The Wisconsin Media Lab has redesigned its website to improve the user experience and add new features including: Geolocation technology allows access to content from coffee shops and beyond; A new search box for everything in the resources; and A faceted search function lets you find content organized by subject and grade.

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WISELearn is online

The beginnings of WISELearn, the DPI’s emerging education portal for Wisconsin educators, are now available online. WISELearn’s goal is to give Wisconsin educators a place to find, submit, approve, and rate lesson ideas and other online resources, then share and discuss ways to use them with their professional learning communities around the state.

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Two schools, one district nominated as Green Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers nominated two public schools and one public school district to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program. The schools nominated for the award are Glen Hills Middle School, Glendale-River Hills School District, and West Middleton Elementary School, Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. In addition, Granton Area School District was nominated for a District Sustainability Award.

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How to ensure that WEAC posts show up in your Facebook news feed

Facebook is implementing a new function that allows you to identify people and pages whose posts you want to see in your news feed. In the past, there was no guarantee that you would see WEAC posts in your news feed even though you “like” the WEAC Facebook page. Facebook was making those determinations for you based on your past online activities, using algorithms. Now, however, you will be able to tell Facebook that you want WEAC posts to show up in your news feed.

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