Stories tagged: "Wisconsin"


"Cop on a Rooftop" 2022, courtesy Special Olympics Wisconsin
Grab a Donut, Make a Difference: ‘Cop on a Rooftop’ Returns Friday to Dunkin’ Stores Across Wisconsin

Leaning into the old stereotype, police officers and pastries will come together to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Don’t be alarmed when you see law enforcement at your local Dunkin’ this Friday!  More than 70 locations across Wisconsin are participating in the 10th annual Cop on a Rooftop fundraiser this Aug. 19. The fast...

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Wisconsin Has Faced a Teacher Shortage for Years. Some Schools Are Finally Reaching Their Tipping Point.

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, two weeks before the start of a new school year. Rich Appel is stressed. Usually, the Horicon Superintendent would be busy overseeing meetings and chatting with his crop of new teachers. Instead, he’s still scrambling to find them. Appel’s not alone. From big districts like Madison (27,000 enrolled...

If You Give a Class a Calf: Registration Now Open for Wisconsin’s ‘Adopt a Cow’ Program

Classrooms can follow the life of a calf through its first year on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Looking for a classroom pet? How about a 100-pound dairy calf–No cage or cleanup required?! Now through Sept. 15, teachers can register for “Adopt a Cow,” a free, year-long experience that allows classrooms to follow a calf through...

Wisconsin Teachers Turn to Amazon, Facebook for Community Help Filling Their Classrooms

Amid rising inflation, and pay bumps not on par with the fast-rising cost of living, teachers hope #ClearTheList will prepare them for a new school year. “Hi there! I am a music teacher in a small suburban school in Muskego, WI.” “Hello! I am a second grade teacher in Green Bay.” The posts are everywhere....

Olivia Newton-John’s Death Is a Reminder of the Need for Affordable, Accessible Breast Cancer Treatments and Care in Wisconsin

Komen Wisconsin will host its biggest fundraising events of the year starting this month. The organization is not only focused on research, but on supporting women, both financially and emotionally. Olivia Newton-John was frequently asked how she stayed genuinely optimistic despite three cancer diagnoses.  “I look at my cancer journey as a gift,” she famously...

The Most Common Mistakes That Get Wisconsin Voters Turned Away on Election Day

Don’t miss out on having your voice heard. Wisconsin’s Primary is Aug. 9, 2022.

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Six Wisconsin Cities Earn a Spot in Livability’s “Top 100 Best Places to Live”

Livability.com ranks the most livable small and mid-sized cities in the United States.