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5 ways to celebrate National Support Public Education Day

Saturday, July 30, is National Support Public Education Day. What’s worth celebrating? Nearly 86% of Wisconsin’s K-12 students attend public schools, according to this 2019-20 DPI report. The Appleton Area School District (AASD) is the sixth-largest district in Wisconsin, serving more than 15,000 students and their families. Nearly 90% of students who reside within AASD’s […]

Sally Mielke receives 2020 Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award

By Julie Krause, Executive Director, Appleton Education Foundation  The Appleton Education Foundation’s choice for its 2020 leadership honors is someone dedicated to improving education in our community – from the very youngest learners to students attending Fox Valley Technical College or Lawrence University. In nominating Sally Mielke for the annual Thomas G. Scullen Leadership Award, […]

‘Long Walk’ author brings students along

Posted on Apr 15, 2015, by

Linda Sue Park, the author of “A Long Walk to Water,” stood in front of a full auditorium at Roosevelt Middle School Tuesday, April 14, and asked for a show of hands of first-born girls in the audience. With hands waving all over the room, Park told them that if they had been born in the […]

Not your normal news conference

Posted on Apr 9, 2014, by

It was a major announcement. Decorated pro golfer and philanthropist Mary Beth Nienhaus was breaking the seal of secrecy on her donation of Winagamie Golf Course to the Appleton Education Foundation. But there always are stories behind the story.