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Roosevelt School wins national award
- For only the second time ever, a Janesville School District school has been recognized nationally as a Blue Ribbon School, the U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday. Read more >>
Janesville haunted houses done for a cause
- By attending some haunted houses in Janesville, people are contributing to fundraisers and benefiting good causes. Read more >>
State looks at seat belts in school buses
- Retiring state Sen. Tim Cullen says his quest for seat belts in all school buses statewide will not end with his retirement. Read more >>
Officials: Expect more referendums
- School districts in Wisconsin have increasingly asked taxpayers for additional funding for both capital improvement projects and to supplement day-to-day operations. Read more >>
Janesville schools host global meeting
- Patrick Howlett came to Janesville from Sydney, Australia, to discuss with colleagues from around the world the problems he has encountered in his school. Read more >>
Kennedy Elementary scores high on satisfaction survey
- Employees at Kennedy Elementary School are the district's most satisfied, according to figures presented to the Janesville School Board on Tuesday. Read more >>
Survey says: School employees satisfied
- The Janesville School Board will hear the results of the district's employee engagement survey during it's meeting Tuesday night. Read more >>
Rail line being replaced to Illinois
- Once completed, work on the state owned rail line between Janesville and Avalon would allow for safer travel, more efficiency, faster service and an increase in product output, said Ken Lucht, director of government relatio... Read more >>
BTC hires former UW-Whitewater professor
- Blackhawk Technical College has hired Sally Vogl-Bauer as dean of general education and academic support services. Read more >>
State report cards encourage officials
- Officials in the Janesville School District are encouraged by the district's latest state report card results, but admit there is more work to be done. Read more >>
Local districts react to state report card
- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released school and district report card numbers Tuesday. Read more >>
BTC sees uptick in first-time students
- Most times a rise in new student enrollment means a downturn in the economy, but the reverse seems to be happening Blackhawk Technical College. Read more >>
Filter tabbed as new principal at Madison
- Stephanie Filter has been hired as the new principal at Madison Elementary School. Read more >>
Janesville students report good school experience
- Students in Janesville feel most positive about teachers who make sure they learn and who help them do their best. But they also would like to see students being nicer to each other and more respectful of one another. Read more >>
Program drawing minority teachers
- Three new teachers were hired this school year as a part of the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Opportunities Scholarship. Read more >>
Janesville schools look at setting goals
- The Janesville School Board will look to better its parent and staff satisfaction numbers, continue improving graduation rates and tackle an impending need for an additional $3 million. Read more >>
Schools change transgender rules
- The Janesville School Board recently changed its policies on bullying prevention and student discrimination for transgender students. Read more >>
School starts Tuesday in Janesville
- The new school year begins today in the Janesville School District. With it comes new policies, programs and routines for many students and parents. Here are five new things people should know. Read more >>
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 >>