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La Crosse superintendent Engel on increased truancy, unknown state funding, A.I., year-round school



La Crosse Schools superintendent, Dr. Aaron Engel, joined to discuss some of the ins and outs with the state budget and school funding for next year being unknown, how truancy has increased to alarming rates, how A.I. works in schools, and why Hamilton will no longer be year round.

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Started the show, though, talking about the school year ending and just throwing some ideas at Engel about teacher or class of the year. After that, we talked about Hamilton ending year-round school and why that happened.

Mid-show, we discussed the state budget process and how Wisconsin schools have no idea what their funding will be for the upcoming year, and that led us to whether there will be pay raises in the district.

We also changed gears a bit and got into Artificial Intelligence and the benefits and hindrances of that in schools for teachers, students and parents.

Ended the show with some alarming figures on truancy in the district and why that might be happening.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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