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Budget committee delivers victory for Skyward

Vote changes how state contracts for student information system

The Legislature's budget committee has voted to change how the state contracts for a student information system, delivering a victory for Stevens Point-based Skyward.

Public hearings, studies called on standards

JFC voted to require a closer look at implementing the Common Core Standards

More studies and public hearings would be required before Wisconsin could take any further action to implement academic standards under action taken by the Legislature's budget committee.

Committee delays vote on ACT test requirement

Under proposal all 11th grade students would take the ACT

The plan by state superintendent Tony Evers and Gov. Scott Walker was before the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee for a vote Tuesday.

Budget panel approves $9.3M for prisons

Prison populations haven't declined as expected

The Legislature's budget committee has approved an additional $9.3 million for the Department of Corrections because prison populations haven't declined as expected.