- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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 off
- > 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
- Baraboo School Board approves online courses for middle school students
- Apr 12, 5:46 AM: The new middle school instruction will expand the district’s online programs, which only have been offered at Baraboo High School for grades nine through 12.
- Janesville School District spending $10,000 on open-enrollment marketing
- > Apr 11, 7:22 AM: The Janesville School District will spend about $10,000 this year to promote itself to neighboring districts and new families who move to the area. It's the first time the district has done such extensive marketing.
- Evers trounced charter-school proponent in election to lead state schools
- > Apr 7, 5:38 AM: The win keeps Evers in place as the only Democratic-backed statewide official in a meaningful office. Even though the race is officially nonpartisan, Evers had strong support from Democrats along with state and national
- Union backed candidates sweep Milwaukee School Board elections
- Apr 6, 6:27 AM: A slate of candidates backed by the Milwaukee teachers union swept elections for four contested seats on the Milwaukee School Board on Tuesday.
- Tony Evers sails into third term as Wisconsin education chief
- Apr 5, 6:49 AM: Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers sailed into a third term on Tuesday, easily defeating challenger Lowell Holtz to hang on to his post as the state's top educator.
- Race for Wisconsin schools chief tops spring election ballots Tuesday
- Apr 4, 5:06 AM: A Wisconsin spring election with only one statewide race and various local contests is expected to draw 13% to 18% of eligible voters to the polls Tuesday, state elections officials said.
- Madison School Board re-evaluates and approves Badger Rock Middle School's charter
- > Mar 31, 4:55 AM: When it addressed the contract last winter, the board opted to renew it for three years, instead of the standard five years, because of reservations about Badger Rock’s academic progress. The district evaluates
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