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Bullying a "big problem" in Madison schools

Set test scores aside for a minute, because elementary schools can frequently find themselves teaching appropriate behavior along with math and reading. Elementary school teachers, administrators and students all say that bullying is a problem. >More
 Madison's Thoreau Elementary gets creative in anti-bullying strategies

Despite budget cuts and limited resources, staff and parents at Thoreau Elementary School have come up with creative ways to combat bullying. But the effectiveness of their efforts is limited by inconsistencies in their implementation. >More
 College costs the top concern for Madison high school seniors

Recession shapes post-secondary decisions including where kids are headed to school and what they'll study. >More
 La Follette seniors identify economic concerns, strategies

Four Madison high school seniors are working toward the same goal: a college education. But in today's economy, the decision to attend college itself is burdened by financial risks. >More
 Madison's Transition Education Program gets homeless kids in school

Now in its 20th year, the nationally-recognized program faces new challenges, including unprecedented enrollment numbers, fewer donations from the community and a restructured staff. >More
 Edgewater backers, foes remain divided after downtown Madison neighborhood meeting

Both developer Bob Dunn and opponents appeared increasingly exasperated Thursday night as they clashed once more over adjusted plans for the controversial Edgewater Hotel. >More
 Preserving Wisconsin, one parcel at a time

Hugh Iltis, now 84, remembers that starting a Wisconsin chapter of the Nature Conservancy was surprisingly difficult. When first approached in the mid-1950s, the embryonic national chapter, strife-ridden and overwhelmed, "discouraged it as much as they could." But in 1960, Iltis and Gene Roark tried again, and the Nature Conservancy of Wisconsin was born. >More
 Fine particle pollution exceeds safe air standards in Dane County for first time in 2010

The Dane County Clean Air Coalition is calling Thursday the first clean air action day of the year, after the state Department of Natural Resources issued an air quality watch Wednesday. >More
 Federal high speed rail money a big win for Madison

On his city blog late Wednesday night, Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz gushed: "WE WIN!" He was referring to news that Wisconsin was awarded $810 million to build a high-speed rail line from Milwaukee to Madison, with the possibility of extending it to Minneapolis. >More
 Prof. Phil Townsend describes his vision for growing Madison's urban canopy (video)

This video was produced in concert with an article on developments affecting Madison's urban forest. It shows UW-Madison Prof. Phil Townsend pointing out features of these woods, and explaining his vision for its preservation and improvement. Students in Townsend's remote-sensing class have set out to collect data on the city's canopy. >More
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