- 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
- 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
- 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.
- ARISE rises: Janesville online charter school expects enrollment boom
- > Jun 16, 6:05 AM: "We’ve had an incredible amount of interest—far more than normal. We have a plan in place to grow,” Parr said. “If the district needs more of our specialty (virtual learning), we will absolutely be ready to go."
- Virtual schools see bump in interest as COVID-19 pandemic makes for uncertain fall
- > Jun 15, 7:37 AM: As the COVID-19 pandemic challenged the traditional school system this spring — forcing districts to quickly adapt to the online environment — heads of Wisconsin virtual schools say they didn’t skip a beat.
- Wisconsin private schools weigh whether to accept federal pandemic relief money
- Jun 8, 7:11 AM: A Madison-area private K-12 school recently wrestled with whether to keep more than a million dollars in federal COVID-19 funding, a question private schools across the country have faced in recent weeks.
- Plans shaping up for Lincoln Academy
- Jun 4, 6:57 AM: The Lincoln Academy model is planned to blend rigorous academics and strong character development with embedded career exploration and experience, beginning in elementary school.
- Opportunity Gaps facing African American Students in Education
- Jun 3, 7:29 AM: Despite schools being desegregated over six decades ago, African American students face significant hurdles in receiving a quality education.
- Opinion: We can ease the hardships of educating during COVID-19 with smart policy
- > May 29, 7:15 AM: One idea is to create an emergency Education Savings Account. Such an account could be used to divert a portion of the funding now going to districts directly to parents to pay for things like online tutoring, supplemental
- UW approves Lincoln Academy charter school
- May 19, 5:52 AM: The University of Wisconsin, Office of Educational Opportunity (OEO) issued a conditional approval of the charter school application for The Lincoln Academy on May 15.
- West Allis charter school with ‘100% completion rate’ serves young people who are pregnant, parents
- > May 18, 7:08 AM: "My role is dean, program facilitator, teacher, mom, custodian at times -- pretty much anything that I need to do,” said Colla. Colla took over the program in 2010. and turned it into its own charter school in 2012. She
- Milwaukee twin sisters accepted into 38 schools, awarded $1M in scholarships
- May 13, 6:38 AM: A pair of Milwaukee twin sisters are celebrating their accomplishments after being accepted into 38 schools and awarded more than $1,000,000 in scholarships.
- Wisconsin families benefiting greatly from school choice programs
- May 7, 5:43 AM: What is considered the very first parental choice program in the U.S. has just celebrated its 30th anniversary.
- Remote learning experiences vary within Racine Unified, many parents frustrated
- May 4, 7:20 AM: Remote and virtual learning experiences during the shutdown of school buildings vary greatly from district to district. According to some Racine Unified parents, the same is true within the district.
- Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects union attempt to defend stay-at-home order
- Apr 29, 8:01 AM: The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday swiftly rejected an attempt by employee unions to help defend Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order in court.
- Opinion: The time is right to reform Madison schools
- Apr 29, 7:50 AM: Unconstrained by the structure and practices of the school system they have this moment to create and implement a format and delivery system that will evidence their beliefs.
- Voucher program available in Wisconsin for private school online courses
- > Apr 29, 5:47 AM: Earlier this year a Wisconsin judge ruled the Department of Public Instruction cannot deny private schools—including those taking voucher students—the opportunity to offer online courses and programs that count toward
- Virtual education gets a boost during the pandemic
- Apr 21, 6:44 AM: The coronavirus pandemic, and Gov. Tony Evers’ announcement that the rest of the current school year will be cancelled, ramps up the pressure on parents to consider online schooling.
- New charter school could see home at Eclipse Center complex
- > Apr 21, 6:28 AM: The Lincoln Academy is slated to open in the fall of 2021. The charter school is planned to be a public school—not a private choice, or voucher, school. The school’s focus is to be on workforce readiness with accompanying
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