There is a growing concern in Menomonie about homelessness among young adults.More >>
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker says state aid targeted to high-performing schools could be given to teachers in those districts as bonuses.
Walker discussed the idea Friday at the state education conference attended by teachers, administrators and other from across the state.
Walker drew anger from teachers in 2011 after he effectively took away their ability to collectively bargain and deeply cut aids to schools. Teachers were a driving force behind the drive to recall Walker last year.
But Walker drew applause Friday when he said his next budget would increase funding for public schools. He says even more money will be targeted to schools showing improvement or those already at a high level. He also says he will provide incentive to low-performing schools that have a plan to turn things around.
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to speak before the Wisconsin state education convention.
Walker is slated to speak Friday morning at the meeting sponsored by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators and the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials.
His appearance comes less than a month before he is to release his two-year state budget. Walker has said that spending plan will include more money for education and an expansion of the voucher program, but he hasn't provided many details.
Walker says he wants to provide incentive money to the highest and lowest performing school districts, based on how they do on state report cards.
More than 2,000 school district leaders from across the state are expected at the meeting.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - A woman, delivering papers in Eau Claire, has been arrested for drunk driving. Susan Seeger was arrested on June 2nd for a third offense OWI. Police say someone called 911 to reportMore >>
Police found the driver and say she blew a .318, about four times the legal limit.More >>
Chippewa Valley (WQOW) - A roadside problem in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties is being addressed, after months of neglect. Two men are playing catch up to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractorMore >>
Two men are playing catchup to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractor didn't get the job done.More >>
Madison (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed the state budget on a 55-42 vote. The vote came abruptly on Wednesday after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments. Democratic MinorityMore >>
The vote came abruptly after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
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