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Local private school supports bill requiring employee background checks
Jul 21, 7:06 AM: Governor Walker has signed legislation that requires private schools in Wisconsin’s voucher program to conduct employee background checks.
Charter, virtual schools could expand statewide under Senate GOP budget
Jul 20, 7:42 AM: The number of independent charter and private virtual schools in Wisconsin could expand under the new state budget proposal put forward by Senate Republicans this week.
New H.O.P.E. laws create recovery charter school, more rural addiction centers
Jul 18, 7:44 AM: The agenda has been a mission for Republican Rep. John Nygren of Marinette. Nygren's daughter has struggled with heroin addiction. He says Wisconsin has made a lot of progress, but there is still a long way to go.
These Suburban Moms Are The Force Behind Milwaukee’s Newest Charter School
Jul 14, 6:36 AM: Charter schools of all shapes and sizes populate a sizeable chunk of Milwaukee’s education scene. But this year, only one new charter is joining the field: Pathways High School. Chartered by UW-Milwaukee, Pathways’ mission is to >
Push to give school vouchers to middle-income families hits wall
Jul 12, 5:16 AM: A proposal to expand the number of private school vouchers in Wisconsin isn’t gaining traction with some Republican lawmakers who have previously backed expanding school choice.
Betsy DeVos and school choice: helping or hurting racial education disparities?
Jul 10, 7:38 AM: Wisconsin has some of the worst racial achievement disparities in the nation, and Madison has seen plenty of debate over the best ways to narrow the gap.
Andrews Academy gets another opportunity
Jun 29, 6:37 AM: The School District of Beloit Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to give a one-year extension to Roy Chapman Andrews Academy (RCAA).
Teacher Shortage, Vouchers, Top Concerns: Martin 
Jun 26, 7:58 AM: The nation's teachers gather this week in Boston for their annual meeting and a Wisconsin delegate says there are four key areas under discussion.
Assembly to vote on voucher school background checks
Jun 21, 8:00 AM: The state Assembly is expected to pass a bill that would require Wisconsin private voucher schools to conduct employee background checks.
Portage group tackles school vouchers in town hall
Jun 20, 6:32 AM: School leaders and community members took a deeper dive into the issue of private-school vouchers at the second “Making a Difference” town hall meeting at Portage Public Library.
La Crosse area educators weigh in on Wisconsin’s ESSA plan
Jun 20, 5:53 AM: According to the draft plan, Wisconsin will add chronic student absenteeism — students missing several days of school throughout the year — to its accountability indicators, which will be used to determine which schools and >
Wisconsin lawmakers fast track catch-all school-choice bill
Jun 14, 5:41 AM: A school choice bill on a fast track in the Legislature would eliminate some accountability requirements for private schools in the state-funded voucher programs, including those that dictate standards for meeting average attendance >
Changes to voucher program on fast track for Senate vote
Jun 9, 5:23 AM: A bipartisan bill introduced this week aimed at making the state's K-12 voucher program more appealing to private schools is on a fast track to be voted on by the Senate next week.
Ripon might create a virtual charter school
Jun 1, 6:05 AM: Two years ago, the Ripon Area School District sought to answer a question through a survey: Why do residents choose schools outside the district during the state’s open enrollment period Online education appeared to be the No. 1 >
The Nation’s Oldest Voucher Program: Beacon Of Hope, Or Failed Experiment?
May 19, 7:09 AM: Milwaukee has the nation's longest-running, publicly-funded voucher program. For 27 years it has targeted African-American kids from low-income families, children who otherwise could not afford the tuition at a private or religious >
Janesville’s ARISE Virtual Academy unlike any other in the state
May 11, 5:58 AM: Models, hockey players, travelers, under achievers, over achievers, kids with special needs and a variety of other independent spirits have found a place at ARISE Virtual Academy. The charter school is an online school that is >
Rock River Charter School students defy classification
May 8, 6:55 AM: For nearly two decades, Rock River Charter School has represented, in the public's imagination, the notion of “alternative high school."
Charting new ground: Janesville’s charter schools provide options for students
May 8, 5:33 AM: The Janesville School District has four charter schools. For the next four days, The Gazette will look at the challenges and successes at each school.
Scott Walker open to changes to private school tuition tax benefit
Apr 21, 6:27 AM: Gov. Scott Walker is open to amending a private school tuition tax benefit, two-thirds of which is going to families making more than $100,000 a year, though he isn't seeking any particular changes himself.
As state’s ‘Charter Czar’ finishes first year, independent charter school for Madison still long way
Apr 18, 5:42 AM: The very soonest Madison residents could see an independent charter school open its doors in the city is fall 2018 — a year later than state officials first planned. That’s not foot-dragging, it’s prudence, according to Gary >



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