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  • To balance budgets, governors seek higher education cuts

    WASHINGTON Governors in nearly a half-dozen states want to cut state spending on colleges and universities to help close budget shortfalls, often sparking vehement opposition among state lawmakers of both parties. Republican governors in Arizona, Kansas,...
  • Colleges getting out of health insurance business

    The federal health care overhaul is leading some colleges and universities to get out of the health insurance business. Experts are divided on whether this change will be good or bad for students. Some call it an inevitable result of health care reform...
  • With enrollment trending downward, can Dist. 95 keep adding staff?

    With enrollment trending downward, can Dist. 95 keep adding staff?
    If it continues to lose students, District 95 may have to look at cutting staff in the future. But for now, it doesn't have to do that. The discussion came up as Julia Becich, the district's director of human resources, presented enrollment numbers...
  • Carroll ranked fourth healthiest county in Maryland

    Carroll ranked fourth healthiest county in Maryland
    Carroll County is the now the fourth healthiest county in Maryland. That's according to new 2015 County Health Rankings out Wednesday March 25, from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. After...
  • Ebola virus vaccine developed by bird flu scientist

    Another vaccine has joined the race against the often fatal Ebola virus, and this one was developed by a group led by a University of Wisconsin-Madison scientist internationally known for his bird flu research. The whole virus vaccine that Yoshihiro...
  • Wisconsin agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal aid

    A new state audit shows Wisconsin state agencies administered $12.1 billion in federal dollars during fiscal year 2013-14. The report released Friday found the Department of Health Services disbursed $4.6 billion in federal Medicaid dollars. Auditors...
  • Broward ranks high for future community health

    Broward ranks high for future community health
    Lookin' fit and fine, Broward. The 2015 annual County Health Rankings, released March 25, scored Broward ninth among Florida's 67 counties on factors that predict how healthy a community will be in the future. Our residents are smoking far less than...
  • UW president vows to resign if he can't shrink cuts

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross says he'll quit if he can't convince legislators to reduce a $300 million cut that Gov. Scott Walker wants to impose on campuses. Cross told faculty and students at UW-Milwaukee on Wednesday that he'll...
  • UW System: Local districts to pay for college credit program

    The University of Wisconsin System will no longer cover the cost of a dual-enrollment program for high school students to earn college credit. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/1HtKtjj ) reports school districts were told by UW System...
  • Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

    On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and...
  • Congress fails in providing innovation to America's public schools

    Congress fails in providing innovation to America's public schools
    In Kansas City, Kansas, a once-struggling public school is undergoing a remarkable transformation. By focusing on retaining effective teachers, giving a dynamic principal operational flexibility and employing data-based decision-making, Emerson Elementary...