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Families Exercise Right to Opt Out

Local parents explain their decision to pull their children from testing

By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff

Reflecting a national trend of parents opting students out of standardized testing, some West Bend parents followed suit during the recent Badger and Aspire tests given in the West Bend School District. Continue reading

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Advanced Placement Students Can No Longer Exempt Semester Exams

Changes in state policy mean changes for AP semester finals

By Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff

With exam exemption policies changing year to year, many Advanced Placement students and teachers are confused about this semester’s plans. Continue reading

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Searching for a Data Czar

District plans to hire a Director of Assessment and Accountability

By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff

The West Bend School District is currently looking for a new individual to oversee data collected to measure the progress of students and various district departments. Continue reading

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Balance the Curriculum

 District ponders whether financial literacy should join language literacy as a graduation requirement

By Alyssa Birkeland, Current Staff

The West Bend High Schools business department believes there is a great need for better financial literacy among adults, and is trying to make that happen starting in high school. Continue reading

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No Ripple Effect

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Germantown’s rejection of Common Core hasn’t weakened West Bend’s commitment to the controversial standards

By Lauren Sorensen, Current Staff

As a nearby school board makes waves for abandoning the Common Core standards, West Bend’s top academic administrator says those conversations will not affect the West Bend School District. Continue reading

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