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Assignment: Education-La Crosse Public Education Foundation

Everyone understands the meaning of a tight budget these days and public school districts are no different. Even with state aid and local property taxes this money usually doesn't cover too much more than the basics. Lisa Klein tells us a teacher's secret behind using new techniques and technology in the classroom.

In Search Of...Fall Colors

The La Crosse area is officially in the peak season for fall colors! You can look just about anywhere and you'll find some of the most brilliant leaves around. In this weeks in search of...we give you some of the best spots to take in the season. Jennifer Livingston and the NewsChannel 8 photography team bring us the story.

Assignment: Education-Behavior Boot Camp

Bullying, disrespectfulness and unsafe behavior... these are issues the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is asking all public schools to address by developing a new behavior curriculum. In this Assignment: Education report, Lisa Klein takes a look at how one Sparta school is using a boot camp-style program to promote better behavior in schools.

In Search Of...The Coolest Lunch Lady in Town!

Step in to any school cafeteria and you'll find some of the hardest working people in the education field. In this week's in search of report, NewsChannel 8's Jennifer Livingston and photographer Kirk Arneson introduce us to one of the most unique lunch 'ladies' around.

Assignment: Education-Cursive Handwriting

For the college class of 2014, Czechoslovakia has never existed, Fergie is a pop singer, not a princess, and few in this class know how to write in cursive. That's according to the Beloit College Mindset list which is put together by professors at Beloit College in Wisconsin. Lisa Klein takes a local look at the trends of cursive handwriting in our area schools in this Assignment: Education report.

In Search Of...Steppin' Out in Pink Wrap Up!

The final numbers are in for this years Steppin' Out in pink walk for breast cancer research. Once again, our community came through in a big way! 5000 walkers from all over the country helped to raise a whopping 310 thousand dollars. In this week's in search of report...Jennifer Livingston shares some of the special moments from this years amazing event.

In Search Of...Steppin' Out in Pink

Steppin' Out in Pink takes place on Saturday, September 11th and organizers at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation are hoping to raise more than $300, 000.

In Search Of...Cornhole!

Summer is winding down and with it, some of the fun games we play this time of year. In last weeks in search of report we took a look at the fun past time of horse shoe toss. This week we spotlight the more modern version of that game that you can now enjoy year round! NewsChannel 8's Jennifer Livingston and photographer Kirk Arneson bring us the story.