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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 >>
UW-Rock dorm plans move forward
- While it was one step forward last week with plans for a proposed residential dorm on the UW-Rock County campus, many details remain unclear. Read more >>
Wilson tailors learning for students
- Wilson Elementary School is piloting a one-of-a-kind personalized learning plan this summer. The first children to participate are the school's fourth- and fifth-graders. Read more >>
Marshall uses hands-on approach
- Shifting summer school from a punishment for kids who didn't finish their work during the year, to an engaging, fun environment isn't easy. Read more >>
Summer school now includes gymnastics
- Keeping kids active is always a challenge during summer months. Marianne McGuire believes she may have found a new way to keep kids enrolled in summer school at Kennedy Elementary not only active but also occupied. Read more >>
Janesville Virtual Academy expands
- The Janesville Virtual Academy is hoping to ramp up its image with a new name. The Janesville School Board decided Tuesday night the program will now be known as ARISE Virtual Academy. Read more >>
School board to get virtual course update
- The Janesville School Board will hear goals and objectives for the next school year from the Janesville Virtual Academy Tuesday night. Read more >>
BTC students getting new success center
- Blackhawk Technical College wants to make the learning experience more convenient for incoming students to receive the services they need to succeed. Read more >>
BTC board approves 2014-2015 budget
- The Blackhawk Technical College Board approved a $70.1 million budget Thursday night laying the groundwork for its August referendum. Read more >>
Summer meals on the rise in Janesville
- The Janesville School District is projecting it will serve nearly 20,000 more meals to students this summer than it did in 2013. Read more >>
Edison getting new lighting this summer
- Nearly 1,600 light fixtures throughout Edison Middle School will be replaced this summer with newer, more energy efficient options. Read more >>
Janesville schools unveil new computer system
- The Janesville School District is undertaking a massive renovation to the district's student information systems. Read more >>
Eight same-sex couples marry here
- Eight same-sex couples received marriage licenses and were wed at the Rock County Courthouse on Monday. Read more >>
Parker student driven to success
- Dylan Zweifel grew up as a foster child. Now, the Parker senior wants to create a better life for his own future children. Read more >>
American Dream down, plenty more ahead for Craig grad
- Mayra Cortes has experienced the American Dream through her parents, and now the Craig senior has aspirations of her own. Read more >>
Janesville schools ratify teacher deal
- The Janesville School Board on Tuesday voted to give teachers a 1.46 percent base wage increase. The board also approved a 1.46 percent supplemental wage increase for all district employees. Read more >>
Parkview grads brave the heat
- Parkview High School's Class of 2014 graduated 63 students Sunday afternoon in the school's gymnasium. Read more >>
Clinton graduates remember classmate
- Clinton High School's Class of 2014 graduated 95 students Saturday night in the school's gymnasium. Read more >>
Janesville students learn healthy cooking
- American Kitchen, a team comprising four Craig students, was one of five teams to compete in the second annual Whipping Up Wellness: Wisconsin Student Chef Competition held May 15 at UW-Madison. Read more >>
Janesville schools talk teacher wage increase
- The Janesville School Board will consider a 1.46 percent wage increase for teachers during its meeting Tuesday night. Read more >>
BTC board votes for tax levy referendum
- Blackhawk Technical College will ask voters for permission to exceed the school's levy limit by $4 million board members decided Thursday night. Read more >>
Students benefit from homebound program
- The Janesville School District's homebound program is designed for students who have medical conditions or behavioral challenges. Homebound teachers meet with students weekly in their homes, at Hedburg Public Library, or at... Read more >>