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(AP) The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be the first school in the UW System to offer a so-called flexible degree, in which students will be able to earn college credit for knowledge already gained through work or life experience. UW System officials outlined the program over the summer. On Wednesday they provided details about how the courses would work and which programs would be included.
UW-Milwaukee will begin offering degree programs this fall in nursing, diagnostic imaging and information science, as well as a certificate program in communications. The 13 two-year UW colleges will also provide courses for general education and liberal arts.
The target audience includes nontraditional students such as military veterans and those who left school with some college credits.
(AP) Republican state Rep. Don Pridemore of Hartford is running for Wisconsin state schools superintendent. Pridemore registered his campaign committee with the state elections board on Wednesday. He joins incumbent state superintendent Tony Evers as the only announced candidates so far seeking the post. The 66-year-old Pridemore was re-elected to his fifth term in the Assembly in November. He was not contested.
Candidates seeking to become secretary of the Department of Public Instruction can begin circulating nomination papers on Saturday. They are due to be returned on Jan. 2. The election is April 2 but if more than two candidates run there will be a Feb. 19 primary.
Governor Scott Walker says he would sign a bill that ends same day voter
The Monroe County Board faces two big challenges when they vote on a new