RU In the Know

by Racine Unified School District

Welcome to the Racine Unified School District's podcast, RU In the Know. This podcast is meant to keep you in the know of what's happening in our classrooms, new things coming to the district, decisions that are being made, how they're made and so much more. Have a topic you want to know more about? Email your suggestions and questions to info@rusd.org.

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 2

  • RU in the Know? All about Kindergarten

    RU in the Know? All about Kindergarten

    It's almost time to enroll in kindergarten! In this episode of RU in the Know, we cover all of RUSD's state-recognized kindergarten options for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds, the benefits of enrolling a child in a kindergarten program and how parents can prepare their own children to start their educational journey. Learn more at our upcoming Kindergarten Open House on Tuesday, March 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Bull Early Education Center (815 DeKoven Avenue) and be sure to check out our Kindergarten Readiness Checklist here: https://rusd.org/sites/default/files/Departments/Academics/kindergarten%20readiness%20final%202018.pdf

  • RU in the Know? Project Search

    RU in the Know? Project Search

    As part of RUSD's special education services, we offer community based transition programs for students ages 18 to 21 within the community to develop life skills, job skills and recreational skills. One of these programs that we are proud to offer is Project SEARCH, which RUSD does in partnership with Andis Company, the Department of Workforce Development and Goodwill Industries of Southeast Wisconsin. In this podcast episode, you'll learn more about this unique internship experience offered to students at Andis in Sturtevant, and after you listen, hear from some former interns themselves here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzeOmE77wLs&feature=youtu.be

  • RU in the Know? Evidence-Based Grading

    RU in the Know? Evidence-Based Grading

    The Racine Unified School District is in the process of shifting from standards-based grading to evidence-based grading across grade levels. Learn how this will change your student's report card and entire learning experience. Additional resources also available here: https://rusd.org/departments/curriculum-instruction/evidence-based-learning-grading-6-12

  • RU in the Know? Middle School Math

    RU in the Know? Middle School Math

    Have a child who is really good with numbers? Learn the new way we're challenging our middle school students mathematically and the reason behind the shift. More information is available here: Middle School Math Model: Shifting from Advanced to Accelerated Mathematics

  • RU in the Know? The Science of Reading

    RU in the Know? The Science of Reading

    Have you heard of the science of reading? Listen and learn why the Racine Unified School District is saying so long to "Dick and Jane" and embracing this method of teaching students to read.