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Charter school discussion continues
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Aug 4, 6:29 AM: The school is envisioned to operate from the Severson Learning Center, the Cambridge Area School District’s 82-acre school farm on Oakland Road in the town of Christiana. Cambridge Superintendent Bernie Nikolay and >
Request for proposals open for Wisconsin's first recovery charter school
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Aug 4, 6:27 AM: On Wednesday, the Office of Educational Opportunity released its request for proposals for a recovery charter school slated to open in Wisconsin in fall 2018.
Madison charter school proposals now being accepted by state office
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Aug 3, 6:12 AM: A state request for proposals was published Tuesday that lays out a clear and detailed process for getting an independent charter school open for students to attend in Madison or Milwaukee as early as fall 2018 or fall >
On course for Sept. 1: La Casa's new $6.5M charter school promises to bridge achievement gap
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Aug 1, 6:35 AM: School children, especially those of low-income and minority populations, will have a new educational launch pad here when La Casa de Esperanza opens its $6.5 million charter school on Sept. 1.
Madison School Board delays vote on Montessori charter school contract
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Aug 1, 5:27 AM: Over concerns on a handful of issues, the board voted to refer a five-year contract to bring the tuition-based, private Isthmus Montessori Academy (IMA) into the school district next year as a public, tuition-free school >
MPS Targets Racial Achievement Gap
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Jul 27, 5:29 AM: In an effort to address deep achievement gaps for young men of color in Milwaukee Public Schools, the school district recently created a department that will be specifically tasked with improving those outcomes. >
School districts would pay for large share of vouchers under plan, fiscal bureau says
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Jul 26, 5:45 AM: A budget plan proposed by Senate Republicans would increase funding for the state's three main private school voucher programs by nearly $60 million over the next two years, according to an analysis by the Legislative >
Local private school supports bill requiring employee background checks
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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
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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
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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
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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 >
Push to give school vouchers to middle-income families hits wall
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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?
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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
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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: MartinĀ 
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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
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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
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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
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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 >
Wisconsin lawmakers fast track catch-all school-choice bill
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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 >
Changes to voucher program on fast track for Senate vote
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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.

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