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Commentary: Teachers’ unions wanting to close private schools doesn’t mean they have the safety and health of poor Black children in mind!
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Dec 4, 7:05 AM: Why is the state teacher’s union lobbying Governor Tony Evers to close private and charter schools offering in-person education, even though the union has no control or vested interest over those educational >
As Wisconsin Teachers' Unions Call For Statewide Shutdown Criteria, Evers Doubles Down On Local Control
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Nov 23, 7:28 AM: The state's largest teacher's union is asking the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to set specific COVID-19 benchmarks that would dictate when schools across the state should close their doors. >
Conservative Group Sues To Stop Racine From Closing Private Schools Due To COVID-19
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Nov 20, 7:36 AM:

The conservative advocacy group Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit Thursday to stop Racine from closing schools.

Wisconsin's largest teachers union asks DHS to play a larger role in when schools can reopen
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Nov 19, 8:33 AM: On Monday Wisconsin's largest teacher's union, the Wisconsin Education Association Council or WEAC, called on Governor Evers and the Department of Health Services to play a larger role in deciding when all schools should >
Group eyes legal options amid Racine order to stop in-person learning
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Nov 18, 1:58 PM: School choice advocates are eyeing possible legal options following the Racine health officer's announcement that schools will close to all in-person learning through mid-January later this month -- all because of riding >
Catholic schools head, teachers union president respond to order to close all school buildings in Racine
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Nov 13, 6:36 AM: Because the Siena system, which includes five Catholic K-8 schools plus St. Catherine’s High School, has allowed some students to continue learning from home synchronously with their peers, White believes that teachers >
Appleton Area School District parents protest for choice of in-person learning
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Nov 10, 5:57 AM: Despite a growing number of COVID-19 cases in our area, a group of parents held a protest Monday night asking to have a choice hen it comes to in-person learning in the Appleton Area School District.
Will Flanders: If education is changing, so should the funding.
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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 >
This MPS Charter School is More Than Quadrupling the Number of Wisconsin Black Students Taking the AP Computer Science Exam
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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
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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
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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 >
Schools shouldn’t be penalized for 2020 enrollment dips
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >
Wisconsin Teachers Are 'Already At The End Of Their Rope,' Says Union Leader
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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 >
Wisconsin teachers unions call for all classes to go virtual
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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
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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
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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.

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