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Nick Crow

Chili supper to fund Parker band trip
- The 33rd annual Chili Supper, presented by the Parker Band Parents Association, will be Sunday, Nov. 2, in the Parker High School cafeteria. The money will be used for the band's trip to New Orleans this spring. Read more >>
Mountain biking offers an alternative
- Ten area students are part of the first ever Janesville Youth Mountain Bike Club. The team competes in the Wisconsin High School Cycling League, also in its first year. Read more >>
White Cane Day promotes awareness
- Students and staff at the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired tested motorists Wednesday and held an assembly as a part of the 50th anniversary of White Cane Day. Read more >>
Janesville schools approve draft budget
- The Janesville School Board unanimously passed its draft budget Tuesday. The draft shows a near flat tax rate compared to last year. Read more >>
UW-Rock offers new bachelor program
- UW-Rock County is offering a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, which allows students to earn a bachelor's degree without leaving Janesville. It first began in the fall of 2013. Read more >>
Janesville summer school update coming Tuesday
- Summer school will be the topic of discussion when the Janesville School Board meets Tuesday night. Read more >>
Psychics serve up insight at local event
- More than 200 people visited Earthsong Books & Gifts, 2214 Kennedy Road, Janesville, for its quarterly Psychic Fair. The event has been held quarterly for each of the past 20 years. Read more >>
Budget shows school spending up, taxes flat
- Janesville School District spending would drop 4.31 percent and the district's tax levy would remain flat under a preliminary budget reviewed by the school board's finance committee Thursday. Read more >>
Enrollment rises in Janesville schools
- Janesville School District administrators said they are pleased the number of students attending classes in the district rose for the third straight year. Read more >>
Spotlighters hosting variety show Saturday
- Craig musical students will be performing Saturday night in the first fundraiser for the Spotlighters. Read more >>
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 >>