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Kevin Nicholson, likely GOP candidate for governor, wants to close 'failing' schools
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Jan 21, 6:49 AM: Low-performing schools in Wisconsin would be forced to close under a plan to overhaul K-12 education put forward by Kevin Nicholson, a Republican who is expected to announce this week he is running for governor. >
A charter school with all-day outdoor education in the middle of winter
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Jan 18, 8:01 AM: Almost all of the lessons at the Kickapoo Valley Forest School are held outdoors, even on days when the temperature plunges well below freezing. The nature-based curriculum is central for the 4K and kindergarten students >
Opinion: Pandemic shows need to trust parents with school options, including virtual school
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Jan 12, 6:32 AM: Learning never paused in these schools, not in 2020 or since. Teaching and learning went right on even as so much else changed. This is the beauty of online learning with family commitment, school district support and >
KUSD votes to give families virtual option
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Jan 4, 6:29 AM: The Kenosha Unified School District (KUSD) voted on Monday to give the option of virtual learning for elementary and middle school students.
New public charter school opens application for 2022- 2023 school year
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Jan 3, 9:04 AM: Central Sands Community High School in Fancher is now accepting applicants.The new public charter school will be accepting 75 students for the 2022-2023 school year. Students interested in applying should be entering ninth >
Milwaukee Public Schools will temporarily transition to virtual learning due to influx of COVID-19 cases among staff members
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Jan 3, 6:37 AM: Milwaukee Public Schools will temporarily transition to virtual learning, beginning Tuesday, according to a Sunday night announcement. The district's goal is to resume in-person learning Jan. 10.
Kettle Moraine School District will start a virtual charter school next year. Here's how it will work.
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Dec 29, 8:55 AM: Kettle Moraine School District plans on adding a public virtual charter school, called KM Connect, as another education option for the district beginning in fall 2022.
$1 million donation will support renovations at One City Schools' future campus
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Dec 22, 8:34 AM: A $1 million donation from the W. Jerome Frautschi Foundation will be put toward renovating an office building into One City Schools’ planned K-12 charter school in Monona, according to a Tuesday announcement. >
Stevens Point school board adds 12th grade at Point of Discovery charter school as enrollment numbers increase
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Dec 20, 10:28 AM: Two years after school district leaders flagged Point of Discovery's declining enrollment, the school will expand for the third time in three years to allow another high school grade. The expansion plan came in response to >
Mequon recall organizers explore charter school; ethics commission dismisses complaint against group that backed incumbents
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Dec 17, 8:20 AM: Six weeks after recall efforts failed to unseat any school board members in the Mequon-Thiensville school district, recall organizers are back with another idea: exploring a potential new charter school for the North Shore >
Commentary: Stop playing politics and release the federal funds public schools needed a year ago
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Dec 14, 9:19 AM: In May of this year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) put forward a fair and common-sense plan for allocating federal ESSER III funds (funds allocated by Congress for COVID relief) that was rejected by >
Evers announces $110 million education investment
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Dec 2, 12:04 PM: Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday announced a $110 million investment in education thanks to federal coronavirus relief funds.
Wisconsin pandemic aid plan hasn’t gotten federal approval, leaving some school districts in limbo
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Nov 30, 9:22 AM: In May, Republicans in charge of Wisconsin’s Joint Committee on Finance voted to send $114 million in federal stimulus money only to public schools that were open in-person for most of last school year. They said it was a >
Virtual schools see continued growth beyond pandemic reasons
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Nov 19, 7:36 AM: Virtual schools around north-central Wisconsin are hitting their enrollment caps and continuing to steadily grow.
95% of Wisconsin school districts met or exceeded expectations in latest state report cards
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Nov 17, 7:31 AM: The number of public school districts that met, exceeded, or significantly exceeded expectations — about 95% of the state’s 421 districts — held steady last year despite major interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, >
Milwaukee Tool partners with charter school
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Nov 15, 7:35 AM: A Milwaukee charter school aiming to address a significant gap in minority achievement in sciences is now providing even more exposure to students thanks to a partnership with Milwaukee Tool.
Legislation lets families who favor or oppose COVID-19 mandates switch schools
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Nov 11, 9:18 AM: Republicans in the Legislature have teed up a bill that uses COVID-19 mandates as a justification for temporarily loosening public school open-enrollment rules.
Charter school in motion
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Nov 1, 8:20 AM: By next year, Fremont will have a school within a school. A new charter school is being developed and its home will be in the Fremont Elementary School. It will be called the Fremont STEM Academy and will focus on science, >
Now-deleted Facebook post from Racine teachers' union regarding segregation sparks blowback
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Oct 29, 7:42 AM: Following a congratulatory Facebook post by the Racine Unified School District to middle school girls’ basketball teams from Gifford and Jerstad-Agerholm for their respective successful seasons, Racine Educators United — >
After winning legal case to block it, Antigo School District agrees to sell vacant school to religious nonprofit
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Oct 28, 8:18 AM: When Shepherd's Watch offered to buy the school, district leaders insisted on the provision that it would not be used as a school because of their concerns about declining enrollment, which means declining state funding. >

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