Wisconsin Republicans are preparing to again block a new policy from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers that requires students to get vaccinated twice against meningitis and tightening student chickenpox vaccination mandates. The Legislature’s GOP-controlled rules committee held a public hearing on the policy Tuesday. A committee vote to block the policy could soon follow, perhaps within […]
‘Smart drug’ abuse rising on Wisconsin campuses
Experts say easy access to and casual acceptance of Adderall — a prescription drug that treats attention disorders — is increasingly common on campuses, including UW-Madison, where students coping with high academic demands are turning to illicit use of it and other stimulants.
Some foreign workers find frustration in Wisconsin Dells
Each year, thousands of foreign students flock to the Dells with special visas to work in its tourism industry. But there are holes in the program: The work isn’t always guaranteed, students have little recourse for mistreatment, housing can be substandard, and getting around in the Dells can be downright dangerous.
For-profit college accused of operating illegally in Wisconsin
Melissa Willes has $25,000 in student loans and no degree to show for it. Now she’s suing Westwood College for operating in Wisconsin without the required state approval.
Wisconsin’s low-income school population rises, includes nearly 4 in 10 elementary students
Nearly four in 10 Wisconsin elementary students qualified for free or reduced-price lunch last school year, and the proportion of low-income elementary students has climbed every year of this decade, according to state Department of Public Instruction data analyzed by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.