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Waadookodaading: The Ojibwe Language Immersion School

The Ojibwe language was nearly lost due to forced assimilation through federally-run boarding schools and policies. Today, communities around the ...

The Guide For White Women Who Teach Black Boys

White women make up 70% of the teachers in Wisconsin. In Fond du Lac, the percentage is even higher in ...

Omer And Mary Never Stopped Going To School

Some people leave school and never look back. Others just can’t stay away. College student Elise Schimke noticed an older ...

Rooting For The Home Team

The Brewers may have had a losing record this year, but it wasn’t always this way. Historian John Gurda recalls ...

Memories Of A Migrant Laborer

Antonio Saldana began working in the fields with his family as a migrant worker when he was four years old.  ...

The Wisconsin Idea In A Grandfather’s Life

Education gave Jeff Snowbarger’s farm boy grandfather the world. It also taught him how to navigate through despair. My grandfather was ...

Woman Turns Fruit And Vegetables Into Art

Fruit and vegetable carving is a tradition that goes back centuries in Thailand. Monsiri Baird learned to carve as a ...

Controversy And Acceptance At A Mount Horeb School

A few months ago, a school in Mount Horeb made national news with the selection of a book about a ...

A Lifetime Of Reading And Loving Aldo Leopold

Many people have been inspired by the works of Aldo Leopold. Ron Weber first picked up the Sand County Almanac ...

The Beauty Of A Winter’s Frost

Frost is one of the blessings and curses of winter – beautiful but also potentially dangerous. Writer Marnie Dresser has ...

Literacy In Wisconsin: Liberian Refugee Miss Elizabeth Finds New Life In Milwaukee

Miss Elizabeth came to Milwaukee from Liberia in 2007. She knew no English. She’d never really even gone to school. ...

Calvin Young’s Path To A Future In Milwaukee

Calvin Young grew up on Mayflower Court between two “projects” near 7th and Walnut. From a young age, Young’s environment ...

Wonder And Terror On The First Day Of School

The first time I experienced wonder was on my first day in kindergarten. That crisp, September morning, my mom took ...

Lessons Learned From Best Friends

I sat behind Karen in Miss Rhinehart’s second grade class:  Sabaska, See.  She asked if she could borrow a comb; ...

Making Violins The Old Way In Northern Wisconsin

Brian Derber is a full-time violin maker from Presque Isle who runs the only violin-making school of its kind in ...