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Madison School District takes back child care requirement, still asks staff to ‘plan ahead’
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Mar 30, 6:22 AM:

Following strong opposition from staff and Madison Teachers Inc., the Madison Metropolitan School District has softened language that previously required staff working remotely during the COVID-19 closings to secure >

Coronavirus: Milwaukee Voucher Schools Work To Educate, Support Students During Closure
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Mar 25, 6:42 AM: The city’s private voucher schools are also trying to figure out how student learning and support can continue during the closures. About 30,000 children attend private schools through the Milwaukee Parental Choice >
Sen. Luther Olsen challenges school-choice advocates over open enrollment
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Mar 13, 8:40 AM: Senate Bill 789, introduced by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), would expand the state’s part-time open enrollment program, which currently covers only high school students who want to take up to two classes at >
The Waukesha school doing things differently and succeeding at it
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Feb 19, 7:23 AM: It's all paying off. The most recent Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction review gave the school a score of 84.1 out of 100. With that ranking, the school just makes the cut for designation as "significantly >
Stevens Point Schools ponders charter school's slipping enrollment as board weighs high school expansion
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Feb 7, 8:43 AM: Talk to parents at Stevens Point's charter school and you'll find people grateful for a learning space where their child is flourishing instead of floundering in a traditional school setting.
Column: From the Cap Times editorial board, a rant on education — just not about students
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Feb 7, 6:29 AM: More than 43,000 families in Wisconsin's school choice programs likely will be surprised to learn that they constitute a “threat” to the state.
Analysis of ACT results finds fewer than half of Wisconsin high school juniors college-ready
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Jan 31, 8:29 AM: Fewer than half of high school juniors in Wisconsin are considered college-ready in core subjects, based on the latest round of ACT test results, according to a new analysis released Friday by the nonpartisan Wisconsin >
3 more Madison private schools to join statewide voucher program
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Jan 31, 7:29 AM: Three more private Madison schools intend to join the statewide voucher program in the fall, bringing the number of Dane County schools that plan to accept vouchers in 2020-21 to seven.
Nation's first private school voucher program has grown, but still remains divisive
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Jan 29, 7:55 AM: Thirty years since Milwaukee’s school voucher program started — the oldest modern voucher program in the country — Vice President Mike Pence, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Republican Wisconsin lawmakers >
Wisconsin voucher schools win lawsuit over virtual learning
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Jan 16, 7:31 AM: The Department of Public Instruction said Wednesday it will change its policy and allow private schools to count online classes toward instructional time, just as public schools can do, after a judge ruled that treating >
County will not proclaim School Choice Week this month
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Jan 3, 8:37 AM: Area schools were scheduled to reopen today with the usual classroom activities involving teaching and learning. Students and instructors may resume their roles after some time off, but one academic measure that will not >
Proposed Racine charter school gaining momentum, RUSD allows it to apply for critical state grant
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Jan 2, 8:07 AM: A group looking to open a new charter school has overcome an early hurdle, but there’s still a long road ahead before students start filling desks.
County will not proclaim School Choice Week this month
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Jan 2, 6:12 AM: Area schools were scheduled to reopen today with the usual classroom activities involving teaching and learning. Students and instructors may resume their roles after some time off, but one academic measure that will not >
Proposed Racine charter school gaining momentum, RUSD allows it to apply for critical state grant
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Dec 31, 9:09 AM: A group looking to open a new charter school has overcome an early hurdle, but there’s still a long road ahead before students start filling desks.
Virtual Charter School Enrollment Grows 140 Percent Over Past Decade
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Dec 26, 8:33 AM: The number of students enrolled in public, virtual charter schools in Wisconsin has increased 140 percent over the last decade. This year, six new online charter programs went online.
Parent questions Madison School District practice barring third party from working with child in class
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Dec 17, 9:34 AM: The Madison Metropolitan School District’s practice of barring an outside therapy organization from providing classroom support for students with special needs is being questioned after a parent’s request to do so was at >
Badger Rock charter renewal push begins, Madison School Board vote expected in January
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Dec 3, 7:15 AM: School officials presented their case to School Board members Monday during an Instruction Work Group meeting, with the board expected to vote at its January 2020 meeting on a renewal.
School districts across the state are short teachers. These lawmakers are seeking to change that.
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Nov 27, 8:06 AM: Wisconsin lawmakers are seeking to increase the supply of classroom teachers by changing state pension rules.
Proposed Lake Country charter school receives nonprofit status and plans to open in 2021
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Nov 27, 7:18 AM: A proposed Lake Country charter school has received nonprofit status and is aiming to open in 2021.
Letter: Look Out Below for Falling School Standards
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Nov 26, 7:46 AM: Madison’s spending per student is the highest relative to comparably sized districts in Wisconsin, but the city has one of the worst black-white achievement gaps in the state and perhaps the country.

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