Education en Planting Seeds for the Future: Trees For Tomorrow Celebrates 70 Years <p align="center">&nbsp;</p><p>The year is 1944. While WWII rages abroad, manufacturers at home strain to keep up the supply of resources. Nine paper and utility companies in northern Wisconsin look at the felled forests around them and decide to form an organization to ensure that there will still be resources for the future.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Emily Bright 18319 at Planting Seeds for the Future: Trees For Tomorrow Celebrates 70 Years Rural Schools Task Force Hears From Superintendent, Administrators <p>The&nbsp;Assembly Speaker's&nbsp;Rural Schools Task Force held its third hearing Tuesday in Madison.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Legislators heard more than three hours of testimony from educational groups and administrators.&nbsp; &nbsp;State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers spoke about the financial challenges facing rural schools.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:59:03 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12153 at Rural Schools Task Force Hears From Superintendent, Administrators Lawmakers Learn About Rural Schools <p>Eleven Assembly members from both parties came to Rhinelander&nbsp;Wednesday to learn more of the challenges facing rural schools. Ken Krall reports area school leaders had much to say.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:26:50 +0000 Ken Krall 9720 at Lawmakers Learn About Rural Schools "Heavy Metal" Appeals to Students <p></p><p>WXPR&#39;s Ken Krall took a look at the future with some Northwoods 8th graders&nbsp; at Nicolet College in Rhinelander. He took the &quot;Heavy Metal Tour.&quot;</p><p>Not a rock band, but a job fair of sorts: the &quot;Heavy Metal Tour&quot; is sponsored by Nicolet College,&nbsp; North Central Technical College, 27 manufacturing employers, and boards and alliances.</p><p>Rene Daniels from North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board says the goal is to give 8th graders a look at careers they might not have considered.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 20:31:20 +0000 Ken Krall 9084 at "Heavy Metal" Appeals to Students Local Schools Recognized for Achievement <p>Several Northwoods schools are receiving state awards for student performance and improvement. &nbsp;</p><p>Wisconsin School Superintendent Tony Evers will honor those schools at a statehouse ceremony Tuesday at noon.&nbsp; North Lakeland Elementary and Crandon Elementary are both being recognized for high progress.&nbsp;</p><p>Crandon Elementary principal Jamee Belland credits improvements in reading and math to the school&rsquo;s use of classroom data.&nbsp; She says it helps teachers tailor curriculum to students at different levels.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 21:00:26 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8983 at Local Schools Recognized for Achievement Intro to Invasives, at CAVOC <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fourth graders from Central Intermediate School in </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had a chance to learn about invasive species Thursday,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">on an environmental education field trip.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:32:48 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8205 at Intro to Invasives, at CAVOC Northern Schools Fare Well By State Standards <p>School report cards are in, and Northwoods school districts are on track or exceeding expectations.&nbsp;</p><p>The statewide performance report ranks schools on measures like student achievement, attendance and college readiness. Schools get placed in one of five categories between "failing" and "significantly exceeding expectations."</p><p>Northland Pines schools in Eagle River was rated as "exceeding expectations". District Administrator Dr.&nbsp; Mike Richie says the numbers are positive.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:57:56 +0000 Natalie Jablonski & Ken Krall 8159 at Northern Schools Fare Well By State Standards As Classes Begin, Superintendent Hopes for Smooth Transport <p>It's time for the first day of school. &nbsp;</p><p>Rhinelander School District Superintendent Kelli Jacobi plans to visit all district schools in the first two weeks of classes.&nbsp; She’s hoping school bus logistics will run more smoothly than last year.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 7294 at As Classes Begin, Superintendent Hopes for Smooth Transport Rhinelander School Accepting Voucher Applications <p>A Rhinelander Catholic school is hoping to take part in the state’s expanded school voucher program.&nbsp; Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School is one of 48 schools statewide that registered for the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program.&nbsp; It allows low-income students to attend private or religious schools using a state-funded voucher.&nbsp; Nativity Catholic School Principal Shirley Heise&nbsp;says it’s an opportunity for some families to afford a faith-based education.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 22:58:57 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6213 at Nicolet Anticipates Increasing Numbers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nicolet College is expecting a higher enrollment this fall.&nbsp; President Libby </span>Burmaster<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says that’s been the trend for the past few years.&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>“Because having a college credential and the higher level of job skills that come along with higher education is one of the best ways to get ahead.&nbsp; Especially right now as area employers in a wide variety of fields are looking for the skills and the knowledge that they’re going to need in the workplace.”&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 4317 at