- Commentary: School vouchers, Black Lives Matter and democracy
- > Aug 18, 7:47 AM: Under Wisconsin’s voucher programs, billions of taxpayer dollars have been funneled into private schools that do not have to abide by basic antidiscrimination measures governing all Wisconsin public schools. To put it bluntly,
- Milestone Democratic, a cutting-edge school designed by youth for youth, set to launch in Madison
- > Aug 11, 7:15 AM: Milestone has been designed by youth – the majority of them African American and Latino – for youth. Milestone Democratic School’s youth design team, made up of students ages 12-20, makes all decisions about what the school will be
- Local ‘hands-on’ charter school gets creative with their plans for virtual school in fall
- > Aug 4, 6:34 AM: A charter middle school in La Crosse that basis much of its learning on hands-on experience is having to adapt to the upcoming changes to the school year. La Crosse Polytechnic, formerly known as the La Crosse Design Institute is
- The CARES Act Allocated Funding For Schools. Who's Getting It, And How?
- > Aug 3, 6:30 AM: More than $321,000 to print emergency curriculum materials and booklets; $142,000 for hand sanitizer; nearly $28,000 for Wi-Fi hotspots; a $2 million contract for disposable masks in child and adult sizes; a $1.2 million dollar
- Some private Milwaukee schools to attempt re-opening in-person
- > Aug 3, 5:33 AM: Milwaukee has entered a new phase of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic, phase 4.1. The biggest difference in this new phase is the requirement for safety plans. Schools and businesses now need them if they either want to open
- Independent Madison charter Milestone Democratic School designed 'by youth, for youth'
- Jul 27, 7:30 AM: Amid a pandemic upending the public education system, a new independent charter school is launching in Madison with its own twist on traditional schooling: Let students design the school from the ground up.
- Virtual Contractors And Charter Schools Are Bracing For Higher Demand, But Limited Internet Remains A Barrier
- Jul 24, 7:13 AM: Wisconsin Virtual Academy, a charter school under the MacFarland School District that serves students around the state, has upped their trainings in anticipation of more families seeking a virtual-first option.
- ‘It’s what we do’: Online charter school plans for enrollment increase
- Jul 23, 7:30 AM: As many public school districts figure out how best to provide students with virtual learning this fall, a state online charter school said it’s planning for a likely increase in enrollment.
- Milwaukee schools with approved plans will be allowed to reopen this fall
- Jul 22, 6:16 AM: Schools in the city of Milwaukee that have approved plans will be allowed to reopen in the fall under a new order the city's Health Department expects to issue either this week or next.
- State's 5 Largest Teachers Unions Call For Online School
- > Jul 21, 6:16 AM: Teachers unions for Wisconsin’s five largest school districts are asking Gov. Tony Evers and the state’s top health and education officials to keep schools closed at the start of the year due to the coronavirus
- Milwaukee private schools thought they could offer in-person classes but now can't; 40K students await answers
- Jul 21, 6:03 AM: Milwaukee private schools thought they could offer in-person classes but now can't; 40K students await answers.
- Madison teachers union call for all-virtual school in the fall
- Jul 17, 7:19 AM: With cases continuing to rise, and just a month and a half left before school starts in Madison, the Madison teacher's union is calling for school to go all virtual for at least half of the first semester.
- Proposed Charter School In Beloit Sparks Debate Over Education And Billionaire Philanthropy
- > Jul 16, 8:11 AM: The Lincoln Academy charter school, funded by billionaire Diane Hendricks, is on track to open next year in Beloit. It has residents debating whether diverting money from public schools is a good idea for students. We find out what
- Wisconsin schools -- public, private and charter -- see millions in COVID-19 relief funds
- > Jul 13, 6:23 AM: But other education sectors also have benefited. More than 110 private and independent charter schools and organizations that operate them have received between $50 million and $122 million in low-interest, forgivable loans under
- U.S. Supreme Court orders reconsideration of Catholic school busing case from Washington County
- > Jul 8, 6:26 AM: The U.S. Supreme Court has ordered a reconsideration of whether a Wisconsin school district must pay to transport children to an independent Catholic school outside its boundaries, a move encouraging to the school choice
- Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks’ controversial charter school
- > Jul 7, 7:36 AM: "It started with realizing, as a business leader, that people did not want to move to Beloit because of our schools,” Hendricks explained to radio host Tim Bremel on Beloit/Janesville’s WCLO news, talk & sports station on January
- After Lawsuit, Families Can Get Another Shot At School Choice Voucher Eligibility
- > Jul 6, 6:23 AM: A conservative advocacy group has dropped a lawsuit against the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) over private school voucher eligibility, after the DPI and the Department of Revenue (DOR) said they'd end a policy that
- Parents consider alternative education options
- Jun 24, 7:20 AM: Amid concerns for student safety and quality of instruction at public institutions this school year, some parents have begun to consider alternative education options for their children in the fall.
- Madison schools to take 'hybrid' approach to reopening in fall as state releases guidance
- Jun 23, 7:31 AM: The state Department of Public Instruction released its guidance Monday for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting smaller class sizes and some students attending school possibly only two days per week.
- Wisconsin private schools ask state to reconsider coronavirus aid distribution
- Jun 18, 6:51 AM: A coalition of Wisconsin private schools is challenging the state education department’s interpretation of how federal funds from the coronavirus relief package should be shared among public and private schools.