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News Minute: Here is the latest Wisconsin news from The Associated Press

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - State education officials say the majority of Wisconsin public schools and school districts meet or exceed expectations for student achievement. The state report cards for about 2,100 public schools show about 88 percent meet or exceeded expectations. About 98 percent of the state's 424 districts also achieved the mark.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Doctors suspect there are at least nine Wisconsin cases of the respiratory and stomach virus that's hospitalized hundreds of children around the country. Samples of the nine suspected cases in the Madison area were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Sharyl Paley at Bayshore Pediatrics says her clinic has seen a lot of respiratory illnesses in an outpatient setting.

STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) - A former western Wisconsin high school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with two female students. Thirty-seven-year-old Matthew Koenen of Stillwater, Minnesota, entered the plea yesterday. Prosecutors say Koenen persuaded the Grantsburg High School students to go to his house after conversations on cellphones and email accounts that he hid from his wife.

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Department of Justice is asking Governor Scott Walker for an additional $738,600 to cover investigating local officer-involved deaths. The agency submitted its 2015-17 budget request to Walker yesterday. Wisconsin lawmakers passed a law this year that requires police departments to let outside agencies run probes into officer-involved deaths.

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