• Students show strong academic progress in second year of AVID

    After two years, students in the AVID college-readiness program in La Crosse public schools continue to show strong academic progress, with grade point averages and rates of enrollment in high-level academic courses significantly ahead of their non-AVID peers. Most importantly, as nearly 50 diverse students get ready for their senior year of high school, they […]

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  • Fundraising tops $230,000 for AVID college-readiness program

    Private dollars relieve cost to taxpayers as $25,000 gift from Franke Foundation helps the La Crosse Public Education Foundation beat goal for its largest-ever campaign A college-readiness program with a proven track record nationally is well on its way to implementation and taxpayers will be saved nearly $230,000 in implementation costs due to successful fundraising […]

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  • Bowtie Classic raises $22,000 for grants and other LPEF programs

    Due to the support of Midwest Fuels and other major sponsors, the 2015 Charlie Miller Bowtie Classic Golf Outing and Knowledge Open was a tremendous success, producing nearly $22,000 in net proceeds to support classroom grants and other programs of the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. In addition, teams won another $1,500 in direct grants […]

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  • AVID students make progress toward college dreams

    With support from fundraising led by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation, the AVID program reports strong first-year results at Central and Logan. AVID is making a difference in the lives of almost 100 students in La Crosse high schools, providing them with the encouragement and academic preparation to turn college dreams into reality. That’s […]

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  • LPEF to support college-readiness program with $200,000 gift

    With help from two major grants, the La Crosse Public Education Foundation will fund start-up costs for a new college-readiness program in La Crosse Central and Logan high schools. The new program is called AVID, Advancement via Individual Determination. AVID has a strong track record of success in helping students of all levels — but […]

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