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07.02.2014 | 110 days ago | Posted at 04:58 PM
By Norman Ware
The Wehr Nature Center’s family-friendly “Fireside Fridays” programs will return this summer. The nature center, located at 9701 W. College Ave. in Whitnall Park, will host three installments of the twilight-themed educational programs, with the first beginning July 11. Each is two hours long and begins at 7:30 p.m., includes a walk through the nature center, and closes with a conversation a...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 It’s taken a quarter of a century, but Republican taxpayers around the state and some of their representatives are finally starting to realize they’ve been...
07.12.2013 | | Posted at 08:00 AM
By Mrinal Gokhale
The Wehr Nature Center has created “Fireside Fridays” for July and August to give guests family friendly educational nature hikes ending with a campfire treat. The programs include “firefly fun” on July 12, “twilight travelers” on July 26, and “moons and meteors” on August 9.“Firefly fun” is an in-depth lesson on the tropical/warm climate insect, also known as the lightning bug...
05.15.2013 | | Posted at 02:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Are taxpayers really getting their bang for their buck when it comes to funding school vouchers? The short answer from the Forward Institute is no. The new, progressive public policy research organization released its comprehensive report today on Wisconsin’s education funding and poverty and it’s well worth a close read. A portion of the report examines taxpayer funding for voucher scho...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
 In post-Katrina New Orleans, the battle to educate children has been anything but easy. Author Sarah Carr’s new book, Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America’s Children, follows
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Choice between public and private schools on April 2

 On April 2, in one of only two statewide races on the ballot, Wisconsin voters will have a rare chance to weigh in on the state’s support for public and private schools

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