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Friday, December 19, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 25.0° F  Overcast
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City of Madison up, Madison school down

UP: City of Madison. The city's highest-paid employees no longer include bus drivers after Metro Transit implemented a system to reduce overtime for drivers, saving the city $500,000. Metro General Manager Chuck Kamp tells the Wisconsin State Journal: "I think we're on a sustainable course."

DOWN: Madison Schools. Poor test scores have put the Madison school district on notice with the federal government under the No Child Left Behind law. Sixteen local schools failed to meet one or more goals for test scores, graduation rates or attendance. District Superintendent Dan Nerad tells the State Journal that while the school district has a plan in place to address the shortcomings, "This is data we must take seriously."

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