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School’s Closed. Forever.
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Jun 18, 6:28 AM: The same scene is playing out across rural America. Officials in aging communities with stretched budgets are closing small schools and busing children to larger towns. People worry about losing not just their schools but their >
Winona superintendent skeptical of charter in Rollingstone
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May 16, 5:55 AM: The head of Winona Area Public Schools is skeptical of a proposal to reopen Rollingstone Community School as a charter school.
Milwaukee's teachers have a history lesson for Christian Schneider
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May 16, 5:44 AM: Not only is the funding system flawed, but the rapid expansion of private voucher schools has siphoned already limited tax dollars out of our public schools. Voucher schools have failed to improve educational outcomes for students >
Gov. Scott Walker hints at state action on Milwaukee Public Schools, says it might be time to 'shake things up'
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May 14, 5:27 AM: As Milwaukee Public Schools are in the midst of a contentious budget battle, Gov. Scott Walker says it might be time to "shake things up" in the district.
Democrats running for governor would seek to roll back school vouchers
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May 14, 4:42 AM: Tens of thousands of Wisconsin students attending private schools using a taxpayer-funded voucher could be the last generation to do so if proposals from most of the Democratic candidates for governor become law.
Enrollment counts expose loophole in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
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May 11, 5:07 AM: Some families are taking advantage of an apparent loophole in the statewide school choice program by enrolling in the public school system for as little as one day to receive taxpayer-funded vouchers to attend private school.
LUHS Board Agrees to Increase Number of Charter School Enrollees
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May 8, 5:15 AM: An additional five students will be allowed to enroll in the Lakeland Star Academy, a charter school for high school-age autism students, which opens this fall on the Lakeland Union High School campus in Minocqua.
Virtual school right fit for competitive skater
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Apr 23, 7:19 AM: Von Ellm-McKenna, 18, is among the students who live within the Kenosha Unified School District boundaries while attending school online to accommodate her busy schedule. Wisconsin Connections Academy, a virtual online school, has >
Walker signs bill to promote youth apprenticeship programs
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Apr 13, 6:09 AM: The goal of the bill? To expand opportunities for high school seniors. That includes hands-on job training through Wisconsin's Youth Apprenticeship program which says it's part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative designed for >
Majority of Unified middle school students get first choice in lottery
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Mar 26, 4:56 AM: This year approximately 1,300 students were accepted to Unified schools through the school choice program, compared to 670 last year. There was a 212 percent increase in school choice applications for middle school students.
Howard Fuller withdraws proposal to locate charter school at Milwaukee North Division
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Mar 19, 4:43 AM: Longtime school choice advocate Howard Fuller has withdrawn a proposal to move his charter school into Milwaukee's North Division High School rather than face what was certain to be a brutal approval process.
Zdrale: How much of your taxes go toward vouchers?
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Mar 15, 5:23 AM: These tuition vouchers not only support the costs of students newly enrolled in private schools, but also those who have always been there. For these families, vouchers are not inducements, but giveaways for something that, up to >
Gov. Doyle announces rural school initiative
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Mar 13, 5:26 AM: Part of Doyle's proposed 2007-09 budget, the initiative seeks to ensure rural children have an equal chance for a quality education. It includes notable reforms of Wisconsin's school financing system.
Cash-strapped Wisconsin schools with low budgets or rural locations to get extra funding
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Mar 13, 5:05 AM: The bill signed by Walker Monday, Assembly Bill 835, will provide $6.5 million more for schools in sparsely populated rural areas. It will also allow an estimated $15.6 million more for districts with the tightest budgets, with some >
Youth apprenticeship bears fruit for student in Portage
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Mar 5, 6:55 AM: He works at E.K. for about three hours a day after school, Monday through Thursday. His apprenticeship ends in July, but Aldridge plans to stick with the company at least through the summer. His work coincides with his three high >
Merrimac school hits capacity, enrollment capped
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Feb 27, 6:57 AM: Merrimac Community Charter School with 47 students in its first year of operation in 2006. The student population for the 2017-18 school year is 115; one student away from the school's maximum capacity. Until discussions can be held >
A Milwaukee voucher school grad was told he should get his GED. Here’s why
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Feb 26, 6:15 AM: Earnest has spent months trying to obtain his diploma and transcripts from Travis Technology High School, a now-defunct voucher school that closed its doors in 2014. State law requires Milwaukee voucher schools to turn over their >
In high school, students prepare for workforce
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Feb 23, 5:54 AM: February is Career and Technical Education month, and it’s a time McGlynn feels especially proud. Unlike many school districts, Waunakee is able to offer high school courses in all six areas of career and technical >
Riveredge, Fredonia district plan to launch charter school
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Feb 22, 6:41 AM: Riveredge Nature Center is planning to launch a nature-based, elementary charter school sponsored by the Northern Ozaukee School District where students would spend most of the day outside studying subjects normally taught in >
Wisconsin voucher program for special needs students expected to triple next year
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Feb 13, 7:02 AM: Alontay is one of 68 students who attend St. Marcus through Wisconsin's 2-year-old Special Needs Scholarship Program, which allows children with disabilities, regardless of income, to attend private schools on taxpayer-funded >

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