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After Lawsuit, Families Can Get Another Shot At School Choice Voucher Eligibility
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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