Public schools lauded This letter is in rebuttal to a Leader-Telegram letter on May 11. The writer contends that public schools do not teach history, ethics, civility, etc. I taught science in a public school alongside social, history and various other studies. I observed them teaching ethics, respect, civil discourse, which I also taught my science classes. Religion need not be taught in public schools in order to instill respect and good manners in students. Which religion is to be taught?
There’s good news and bad news for Eau Claire school district taxpayers. The bad news is that, according to school district business manager Abby Johnson, local taxpayers face a roughly $102 million bill over the next 30 years to cover health care benefits for future district retirees. The good news, for those around to see it, is that the problem eventually should resolve itself as many current employees and retirees age out of the system. The other good news, relatively speaking, is
The Leader-Telegram earned 19 awards in the 2017 Wisconsin Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest. Competing in the highest-circulation category for daily newspapers with average circulation of more than 20,000, the Leader-Telegram claimed eight first-place awards, four seconds, three thirds and four honorable mentions. The Country Today, a statewide weekly agricultural newspaper also based in Eau Claire, won nine awards in the division for nondaily newspapers with circulation of more