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Plan changes culture in schools
- It has now been almost seven years since the Janesville School District embarked on what has come to be known as the Journey to Excellence. Read more >>
Free meals for five Janesville schools
- All students at five Janesville School District schools will receive free breakfast and lunch this year as part of a federal reimbursement program. Read more >>
Janesville School Board gets international update
- Five Chinese students will walk the halls of Janesville high schools this fall according to information presented to the school board Tuesday. Read more >>
Janesville School Board to get food service update
- The Janesville School Board will receive an update on the district's food service and decide whether to approve its budget Tuesday night. Read more >>
Leaders discuss Ferguson unrest
- How would Janesville or Beloit handle a crisis such as the one in Ferguson, Missouri? Police and city officials offer their opinions. Read more >>
Janesville families go back-to-school shopping
- Janesville families are shopping for back to school supplies for their children. Read more >>
Janesville family sees link to Ferguson
- One Janesville family says they know firsthand the feeling of fear after the police used, what they say, was an excessive use of force against their family. Read more >>
Williams Bay tops area schools in ACT
- Milton and Beloit Turner School District students scored the highest on ACT tests in Rock County while Williams Bay and Whitewater School Districts scored at the top in Walworth County. Read more >>
Janesville school's ACT scores improve
- Both Janesville high schools improved on their ACT test scores from last year and exceed the national average but are still below the state average, according to statistics released by the district Wednesday. Read more >>
A look at the road ahead for BTC
- Rough waters at Blackhawk Technical College were muddied last week when a $4 million operational referendum for the college failed by a wide margin. Read more >>
BTC students christen new facility
- It was the first day of classes at Blackhawk Technical College campuses Monday including the inaugural class at BTC's new Advanced Manufacturing Center in Milton. Read more >>
BTC offering shuttle between school sites
- Starting Monday, Blackhawk Technical College will offer a new system-wide bus route that will open more opportunities for its students, said Edward Robinson, vice president of student services. Read more >>
Rodeo in Footville this weekend
- This weekend is the third annual All American Pro PRCA Rodeo in Footville. Read more >>
ECHO seeks help for school supply drive
- Everyone Cooperating to Help Others is looking for volunteers next week to help sort, pack and distribute school supplies to needy families. Read more >>
Seclusion, restraint down in Janesville schools
- A report presented to the Janesville School Board on Tuesday night revealed the district used physical restraint or seclusion on students 404 times during the 2013-14 school year. Read more >>
Rock University High School offers "alternative"
- Beginning this fall, the Janesville School District's Academy for International Studies will be replaced on the campus of UW-Rock County with a full-time schooling option, Rock University High School. Read more >>
BTC gets $400,000 grant from state
- Blackhawk Technical College has received a $419,524 state grant aimed at reducing waiting lists for enrollment in high-demand fields. Read more >>
Friends of BTC raise more than $34,500 in campaign contributions for referendum
- A finance report filed by Friends of Blackhawk Technical College shows the group has raised more than $34,500 to promote the college's operational referendum. Read more >>
BTC: Referendum about opportunities
- Voters will decide Aug. 12 if Blackhawk Technical College can raise its operational budget by $4 million a year. Read more >>
Marshall strings camp refines skills
- More than 40 students in grades 5-12 participated in a free week-long Summer Strings Camp at Marshall Middle School in Janesville. Read more >>
Janesville school officials react to Act 10
- The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted 5-2 Thursday to uphold a controversial 2011 law that ended collective bargaining for most public workers. The Janesville School District was one local entity affected by the legislation. Read more >>
Officials sound off on Common Core
- Recent statements by Governor Scott Walker aimed at repealing Common Core standards in Wisconsin have officials at a sample of area school districts speaking out unanimously against the move. Read more >>
Janesville institute building bridges
- Students from fourth grade onward, from both the district and abroad, are participating in the first ever Bridges Festival this week. Read more >>
Candidates for state seat spar at fair forum
- Democratic candidates for the 15th Senate District agreed on the end result of many issues presented to them Wednesday at the Rock County 4-H Fair. Read more >>
Officials field questions on BTC vote
- Voters will decide on Aug. 12 whether Blackhawk Technical College can exceed its operational revenue limits by $4 million per year. The first step in getting the message out is informing the public about the issue, official... Read more >>
BTC's training center to open in August
- Construction is on schedule for Blackhawk Technical College's new Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Milton, said college officials. Read more >>
Imagination through Legos at Jefferson
- In its first year, the Young Engineers program at Jefferson Elementary is attempting to teach third- and fourth-graders things they may have "unlearned," teacher Amanda Werner said. Read more >>
Rock River Charter teaching fiscal basics
- Teaching teenagers financial responsibility seems like an obvious step towards adulthood. But many students don't know the basics, one teacher says. Read more >>
Broadway to Wisconsin: Actress tutors Janesville students
- Broadway actress Karen Olivo has experienced life in the big city. These days, she's sharing her knowledge and giving back to the next generation of stars. Read more >>
College for Kids offers tangible topics
- Each year, UW-Rock County promotes hands-on learning and critical thinking for area youth during it's week-long College for Kids program. Read more >>
Delavan car show draws thousands
- Thousands of visitors were treated to beautiful weather and more than800 classic cars, trucks and motorcycles Sunday during the 11th annual "The Cars Time Forgot" event Sunday at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan. Read more >>
Beloit groups support BTC referendum
- The Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Beloit Economic Development Corp. endorse Blackhawk Technical College's August referendum, the groups announced Friday. Read more >>
Janesville couple look for missing dino
- Janesville residents Alfred and Ingrid Fetting are on the look-out for a missing dinosaur taken from their yard in the early morning hours of June 17. Read more >>
BTC students offered new credit options
- Blackhawk Technical College students looking to transfer into the UW System now are able to transfer certain credits thanks to an agreement between the technical college and UW systems. Read more >>
Combination switch is yearly schools task
- Every summer, Janesville School District maintenance staff go locker by locker through the schools changing the combinations. Read more >>
Janesville school aid amount still in flux
- Homeowners could see a slight increase to property taxes next year if funding estimates for the Janesville School District hold true, officials said Tuesday night. Read more >>
Janesville sees school aid increase
- The Janesville School District could potentially get an increase in state-aid for the 2014-15 school year, but officials warn the funding is just a piece of the total amount that makes up the district's budget. Read more >>