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New Wisconsin education chief's priorities: Equity for all students, investing in teachers
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Sep 20, 7:04 AM: Invoking her own childhood in the segregated South and the opportunities made available to her through education, the state's first African American state schools chief said Thursday that Wisconsin must do more to attract >
Robin Vos questions how K-12 funding was spent given test score decline
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Sep 13, 6:09 AM: Less than half of Wisconsin students again this year are considered to be proficient in reading and math — a trend Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Thursday called "disturbing.
Wisconsin student test scores see slight decline in both math and reading, new data show
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Sep 12, 6:50 AM: Breaking a three-year trend of improvement in math proficiency, Wisconsin students' test scores decreased slightly in the 2018-19 school year, according to new data from the state Department of Public Instruction. >
Wisconsin charter school open to students of all abilities
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Sep 10, 6:55 AM: Imagine you walk into a classroom where kindergartners, second-graders and third-graders are working together. The older students guide the young as they share ideas. There is a flurry of movement as they remain active, >
New virtual charter school begins classes in Eau Claire
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Sep 4, 6:13 AM: While most students walked or biked to school Tuesday, a handful of students in the Eau Claire Area School District didn’t have to travel far for the first day of class.
A tug of war over who gets to use a single Milwaukee classroom spills into the streets
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Sep 3, 7:12 AM: Dozens of students from Carmen Schools of Science and Technology took to the streets this week, protesting Milwaukee Public Schools' decision to lock them out of Room 11, contested space in the south side building it >
Classroom ‘exodus’: Education schools grapple with finding the next generation of teachers as more leave the profession
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Aug 28, 7:54 AM: In this climate, teacher preparation programs have had to find ways to recruit students amid a shortage of teachers in Wisconsin and nationally. Research suggests that will continue to be a challenge.
Baraboo board urges state to require 'voucher transparency' on property taxes, fully fund special ed
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Aug 19, 7:17 AM: The Baraboo School Board is calling on the state to pass legislation requiring property tax bills to show the amount of tax money in a district that goes to private voucher schools and to fully fund special education >
Summer Program Aims To Shift The Odds For Black Boys
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Aug 7, 7:14 AM: Wisconsin has some of the most pronounced education gaps between black and white students. In 2012, a group of suburban Milwaukee school districts launched a collaboration to address those racial disparities — the Closing >
Letter: Online charter school opened new doors for student
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Aug 7, 6:40 AM: Our son Zach struggled for years at a brick-and-mortar school and was having trouble keeping up with his studies, despite the fact that I worked at the school and tried wherever I could to help him thrive there. >
Battle over vacant rural school taps into debate over Wisconsin's school choice program
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Jul 29, 7:58 AM: Although it has community support, Reimer's quest to buy the building is embroiled in a legal battle over who owns the vacant rural school. At issue is whether the school district can limit the building's use, a question >
New Racine Unified charter school proposed
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Jul 25, 7:13 AM: A group has come to Racine Unified School District in the hopes of establishing a new K-5 charter school, Racine Leaders Academy.
Madison School Board receives pool of 29 applicants for vacant seat
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Jul 23, 6:04 AM: With upcoming decisions on hiring a superintendent and whether to go to referendum next year, 29 people are vying to become a Madison School Board member — at least for the next nine months.
Apprenticeships As A Post-High School Option
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Jul 15, 5:30 AM: Some recent grads may not want to attend a four-year college. For those desiring to have more direct hands-on learning, exploring apprenticeship opportunities may be more advantageous.
Opinion: Wisconsin must continue to lead on school choice
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Jul 8, 5:05 AM: Thirty years ago, a remarkable series of events transpired in the Wisconsin Legislature that led to a dramatic transformation of the education landscape in our state and across the country.
Wisconsin Supreme Court rules state superintendent must seek permission in rule-making
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Jun 26, 5:45 AM: In a reversal of a decision handed down three years ago, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled the state superintendent of public instruction must seek permission from the governor before writing rules implementing >
Column: New charter school would teach students to learn through play
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Jun 20, 6:29 AM: Teachers note that many lessons children have traditionally learned through free play — negotiating with peers, using their bodies in varied ways, manipulating objects and materials — have given way to adult-directed and >
MPS centers help connect students to college
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Jun 18, 7:25 AM: Four MPS College and Career Centers around the city are open this summer to help students navigate the steps to higher education and jobs.
Lawmakers set to take up an $81.5 billion state budget that puts a Republican spin on Evers' vision
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Jun 18, 5:28 AM: Republican lawmakers also removed a proposal to freeze enrollment in the state's private voucher school systems.
State gives $7M for 11 new or expanding charter schools, including proposed school in Madison
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Jun 10, 7:44 AM: The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is providing $7 million in federal money for 11 new or expanding charter schools, including a proposed school in Madison.

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