- Will Flanders: If education is changing, so should the funding.
- > Nov 2, 8:36 AM: Rather than making the enrollment-funding connection even weaker, policymakers should strengthen it. Currently in Wisconsin and many states, a student who chooses a private or charter school is worth thousands of dollars less than a
- This MPS Charter School is More Than Quadrupling the Number of Wisconsin Black Students Taking the AP Computer Science Exam
- Oct 26, 6:52 AM: Milwaukee Excellence Charter School, an MPS public charter school located at 4950 N. 24th St., is preparing its entire sophomore class of 102 Black students to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam.
- As COVID-19 Shifts Many Schools To Online Learning, Families Flock To Virtual Charter Schools
- Oct 26, 6:49 AM: If Rural Virtual Academy hadn't decided to cap its overall enrollment at about 1,500 students for this school year, Principal Charlie Heckel thinks the school could've easily doubled in size.
- As Enrollment Declines, Some School Districts Feel The Effect More Than Others
- > Oct 22, 6:17 AM: At a district level, those changes in enrollment were felt differently. Some districts actually saw enrollment gains — in some cases, after several years of modest declines. The state's two largest urban districts in Milwaukee and
- Schools shouldn’t be penalized for 2020 enrollment dips
- Oct 19, 7:27 AM: The Department of Public Instruction on Thursday released statewide enrollment data, and throughout the state public school numbers are down.
- Wisconsin public school enrollments see biggest drop in decades in first count since COVID-19, adding to budget challenges
- Oct 16, 6:36 AM: Enrollment in Wisconsin public schools fell by 3% this year, the largest dip in decades, and private schools that accept taxpayer-funded vouchers saw an increase, though not as much as last year.
- Local teachers union demands continued virtual learning; RUSD to announce second quarter plans Monday
- Oct 15, 8:46 AM: With Racine Unified scheduled to announce its second quarter plans on Monday, its teacher’s union is saying that most teachers are opposed to re-opening for in-person learning.
- State funding in jeopardy as schools face declining enrollment during pandemic
- Oct 15, 6:23 AM: Schools across Wisconsin will find out this week how much money they'll get from the state, but the future of some of that funding could be in jeopardy.
- Expanding One City charter school moves into new south Madison space
- > Oct 12, 7:40 AM: The leadership of the Madison charter school signed the lease Aug. 28 after a search for new space, and D’Abell recalled the busy weekend of preparing the building while also communicating with parents about where the year would
- Wisconsin Teachers Are 'Already At The End Of Their Rope,' Says Union Leader
- > Oct 7, 7:40 AM: Wisconsin's largest teacher's union is calling for school districts and local municipalities to follow new state Department of Health Services guidelines about restricting large gatherings and opting for work-from-home arrangements
- Wisconsin teachers unions call for all classes to go virtual
- Oct 1, 5:10 AM: As Wisconsin sets new records for coronavirus cases, teachers' unions demand state health officials move all schools in the state to full virtual instruction.
- Over 3,000 MPS students haven't shown up for virtual learning
- Sep 25, 6:42 AM: Several weeks into the academic year and preliminary numbers show that Milwaukee Public Schools' enrollment is down.
- Nearly 300 Kenosha teachers report absent Monday, forcing 7 schools to transition to online learning
- Sep 22, 6:30 AM: The Kenosha school district is transitioning to online learning at seven middle and high schools after 276 teachers reported absent Monday.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court Blocks Dane County's School Restrictions As COVID-19 Cases Spike
- Sep 11, 5:36 AM: The ruling was a victory for the coalition of private religious schools that challenged the order, who can now begin in-person instruction immediately.
- Private schools, parents ask Supreme Court to block Dane County health order that limits in-person classes
- Sep 8, 5:19 AM: Some religious schools and parents of children who attend them have asked the state Supreme Court to block a Dane County emergency health order that sharply limits in-person education.
- DPI: almost 2,700 more students applying to switch school districts than last year
- Sep 4, 7:45 AM: According to Wisconsin's Department of Public Instruction, 2,692 more students than last year have applied to change school districts under the Alternative Open Enrollment period from July 1 to August 13, 2020.
- Bill would allow students to switch districts if their school only offers virtual learning
- Aug 28, 6:00 AM: Giving parents flexibility on where their children go to school during the COVID-19 pandemic is the goal behind a new bill at the state Capitol.
- Parents, private schools ask state Supreme Court to toss order limiting in-person school
- > Aug 27, 6:14 AM: A group of parents and private religious schools is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to void a Dane County order barring in-person school for most students, saying the order issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic infringes on
- Private schools push back against Dane County schools order; legal challenges expected
- > Aug 25, 5:26 AM: Private schools in Dane County are pushing back — including weighing a potential lawsuit — against an order from the local health department that suspends most in-person instruction for the start of the new school year during the
- Appleton virtual charter school's enrollment nearly doubles ahead of 2020-21 school year
- > Aug 24, 7:28 AM: The online charter school in Appleton has seen its student body increase from just over 500 students last year to more than 1,000. Wisconsin Connections Academy Principal Michelle Mueller said the COVID-19 pandemic is driving the