• 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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  • Students to benefit from Barbara Schroeder Estate gift

    La Crosse native believed in “making someone’s life better when they least expected it” Barbara Schroeder was not the type to seek the spotlight. She preferred to shine the light on others and look for ways to make life just a little bit better for those around her. Due to a generous gift from her estate, […]

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  • $31,000 in grants support innovation in schools

    LA CROSSE, WI, December 11, 2014– Support for school gardens, summer school literacy, microscopes that attach to iPads and the latest welding equipment are among 17 grants totaling nearly $31,000 announced today by the La Crosse Public Education Foundation. Three student-led grant requests are among those being announced in surprise visits to School District of […]

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  • Music education to benefit from new endowment

    In the hope of inspiring greater creativity within music education and lifelong appreciation of music, a local family has created a new fund to support music education projects in La Crosse public schools. The McGavock Family Endowment for Music Education will provide annual funding for a program or project to enhance music education within the […]

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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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