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Wisconsin voucher schools win lawsuit over virtual learning
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Jan 16, 7:31 AM: The Department of Public Instruction said Wednesday it will change its policy and allow private schools to count online classes toward instructional time, just as public schools can do, after a judge ruled that treating them >
County will not proclaim School Choice Week this month
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Jan 3, 8:37 AM: Area schools were scheduled to reopen today with the usual classroom activities involving teaching and learning. Students and instructors may resume their roles after some time off, but one academic measure that will not occur this >
Proposed Racine charter school gaining momentum, RUSD allows it to apply for critical state grant
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Jan 2, 8:07 AM: A group looking to open a new charter school has overcome an early hurdle, but there’s still a long road ahead before students start filling desks.
County will not proclaim School Choice Week this month
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Jan 2, 6:12 AM: Area schools were scheduled to reopen today with the usual classroom activities involving teaching and learning. Students and instructors may resume their roles after some time off, but one academic measure that will not occur this >
Proposed Racine charter school gaining momentum, RUSD allows it to apply for critical state grant
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Dec 31, 9:09 AM: A group looking to open a new charter school has overcome an early hurdle, but there’s still a long road ahead before students start filling desks.
Virtual Charter School Enrollment Grows 140 Percent Over Past Decade
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Dec 26, 8:33 AM: The number of students enrolled in public, virtual charter schools in Wisconsin has increased 140 percent over the last decade. This year, six new online charter programs went online.
Parent questions Madison School District practice barring third party from working with child in class
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Dec 17, 9:34 AM: The Madison Metropolitan School District’s practice of barring an outside therapy organization from providing classroom support for students with special needs is being questioned after a parent’s request to do so was at first >
Badger Rock charter renewal push begins, Madison School Board vote expected in January
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Dec 3, 7:15 AM: School officials presented their case to School Board members Monday during an Instruction Work Group meeting, with the board expected to vote at its January 2020 meeting on a renewal.
School districts across the state are short teachers. These lawmakers are seeking to change that.
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Nov 27, 8:06 AM: Wisconsin lawmakers are seeking to increase the supply of classroom teachers by changing state pension rules.
Proposed Lake Country charter school receives nonprofit status and plans to open in 2021
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Nov 27, 7:18 AM: A proposed Lake Country charter school has received nonprofit status and is aiming to open in 2021.
Letter: Look Out Below for Falling School Standards
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Nov 26, 7:46 AM: Madison’s spending per student is the highest relative to comparably sized districts in Wisconsin, but the city has one of the worst black-white achievement gaps in the state and perhaps the country.
Editorial: More minority teachers are on the way to Madison's schools
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Nov 25, 8:34 AM: One way to help more black students succeed in Madison schools — and across Wisconsin — is to hire more black teachers.
Column: Don't miss Lighthouse Christian School's stellar report card
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Nov 21, 7:02 AM: The State Journal last week wrote a comprehensive story about state report cards for schools in Wisconsin. It not only covered the schools in the Madison School District, it expanded to include all Dane County schools.
How did Racine private schools score on state report cards?
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Nov 19, 6:28 AM: Racine voucher schools draw their choice students mostly from the Racine Unified School District, which was rated “meets few expectations,” with a score of 56.8. Unified would have scored close behind Siena if it had not received a >
Opinion: Building Wisconsin jobs requires reimagining higher ed
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Nov 14, 8:18 AM: According to a study by LendEDU, the average Wisconsin student loan debt is almost $30,000. Compare that to apprenticeship tuition of about $2,000 per year (including books and administrative fees) and consider that apprentices get >
In latest report cards, most Wisconsin schools meet expectations, but urban and tiny rural schools struggle
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Nov 13, 7:01 AM: The vast majority of Wisconsin's schools and districts meet or exceed expectations, according to the latest round of report cards released by the state on Tuesday.
After unapologetically teaching to the ACT, this tiny Wisconsin district now ranks among the state's best
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Nov 11, 8:52 AM: He turned to his teachers for ideas. Together, and with the assistance of a two-year transformation program, they rethought the whole business of education at Oostburg, and they settled on some surprising conclusions: Teachers >
The future of Maple Grove Charter School in question
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Nov 7, 7:40 AM: Declining enrollment is forcing Merrill Area Public Schools to consider some changes, which may include shutting down the Maple Grove Charter School in Hamburg.
School choice advocates sue DPI over the release of Forward exam results
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Nov 7, 6:26 AM: A group of school choice advocates has sued the state Department of Public Instruction, alleging it violated state law when it released the results of the annual Forward Exam in September.
Wisconsin again has the worst gap in academic achievement between its black and white students
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Oct 31, 6:03 AM: In another indictment of the education of African American children in Wisconsin, national test results released Wednesday show them posting some of the lowest reading and math scores in the United States.

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