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Fundraiser will honor late Racine music teachers

CALEDONIA — The Gilmore Music Alumni will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, in North Star Banquet Hall at Roundabout Bar & Grill, 5844 Douglas Ave. Enter…... Read More

Grants help students avoid AODA issues

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- School districts throughout Wisconsin are sharing approximately $950,000 in competitive grants that will help reduce or prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs among students.

Residents vote to reduce Waterford Graded School Board pay to zero

WATERFORD — Residents voted Monday to reaffirm their decision to reduce Waterford Graded School Board members’ annual pay from $3,400 to $0... Read More

Pancakes, Star Wars figures help generate more than $3,300 for school playground

STURTEVANT — What do you get when you cross Storm Troopers with pancakes?... Read More

2013 Herb Kohl Foundation scholarship winners announced

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship and Fellowship Program has announced recipients of the 2013 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students and teachers.

The $1,000 awards are being made to 100 teachers, their schools, and 187 graduating high school students. WInners in southeast Wisconsin include: 


WI teachers rally with striking Chicago teachers

WI teachers rally with striking Chicago teachers

Wisconsin teachers held a rally Friday evening at the state Capitol in Madison. Saturday, the teachers plan a rally in Milwaukee. This is all as a show of solidarity with Chicago Public School teachers.

The offering of moral support doesn't end in Milwaukee. Teachers' unions around the state of Wisconsin are organizing buses to head to Chicago on Saturday to participate as what's being referred to as a “Wisconsin-style” rally.

“Wisconsin was the center of the national fight over union rights last year when Republican Gov. Scott Walker proposed effectively ending collective bargaining rights for teachers and other public workers,” according to the Associated Press report.

Cheryl Swiatko Named WI PTA Teacher of the Year!

Cheryl Swiatko Named WI PTA Teacher of the Year!

Racine Unified School District teacher Cheryl Swiatko has been named the Wisconsin PTA Elementary Teacher of the Year. Swiatko, a first-grade teacher at Gifford Elementary School, was the recipient of the 2011 Gifford PTA Teacher of the Year Award and was then nominated by Gifford’s PTA to receive the state award. 

Thirty of Swiatko’s 33 years of teaching have been at Gifford Elementary School. Prior to that she was a second-grade teacher at the former Trautwein Elementary School in Racine.