U.S. Senators Urge Study On Future Education Needs

WISCONSINREPORT.COM [WiscReport.com] (07/30/2015) – Wisconsin U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and congressional peers have requested a study to determine the nation’s future education needs. The bipartisan request results in a Commission on Language Learning to examine the current state of U.S. language education to project what the nation’s education needs will be in the future, and to offer recommendations for ways to meet those needs.

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$3.4 Million To Battle Prescription Medicine Addiction

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (06/19/2015) – The State of Wisconsin is funneling 3.4 Million dollars into a program to provide services to people who are addicted to opioid drugs. The grant is being awarded to the Family Health Center of Marshfield, Inc. (FHC), on behalf of the North Central Region Opioid Consortium (NCROC). Opioids are prescribed medications that relieve pain. Some people become addicted. Opioids reduce the intensity of pain signals reaching the brain and affect those brain areas controlling emotion, which diminishes the effects of a painful stimulus. Medications that fall within this class include hydrocodone (Vicodin), oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet), morphine (Kadian, Avinza), codeine, and related drugs. Hydrocodone products are the most

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Central Wisconsin Firm CEO Entrepreneur Award Finalist

WISCONSINREPORT.COM (06/06/2015) – The CEO of Renaissance Learning has been named a finalist for an Entrepreneur of the Year award. Renaissance Learning is the K12 assessment and learning analytics company that started in a Central Wisconsin home and has grown into a major player. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2015 Award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and success in business and their communities. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 17 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Chicago. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year award highlights top executives from a variety of industries such as technology, biotechnology, manufacturing, services and real estate across

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