Education en 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