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95% of Wisconsin school districts met or exceeded expectations in latest state report cards
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
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
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
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
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
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. >
Enrollment in Wisconsin school districts dips; independent charters, voucher schools grow
Oct 18, 7:59 AM: After the COVID-19 pandemic caused a noticeable drop in enrollment last year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reported Friday a continued but smaller dip in the number of children attending public school >
School choice would allow parents to transfer kids over mask policies
Oct 15, 8:15 AM: The Senate Committee on Education on Thursday heard from lawmakers on Senate Bill 587, which would give parents the ability to send their kids to a new school based solely on a school district's coronavirus policy. >
Commentary: MPS must wake up to this reality: Parents are making a choice
Oct 7, 8:56 AM:

Turning our backs on MPS is not the answer, nor is sitting quietly on the sidelines and hoping for a better outcome. Preparing all students to reach their potential is an indelible mark of a successful community. This >

During pandemic, number of high school seniors taking key step toward enrolling in college plummets
Sep 30, 8:01 AM: In a troubling sign of the pandemic’s impact on students' plans for higher education, a report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum shows less than half the state’s public high school seniors last year filled out federal >
Wisconsin Assembly voting on requiring civics education
Sep 28, 8:54 AM: A statewide civics curriculum would be created that all Wisconsin public and private schools would have to follow under a Republican-authored bill up for approval Tuesday in the state Assembly.
Online learning still a viable option for Milton and Janesville students
Sep 17, 8:37 AM: Konnor Fink, an eighth-grader enrolled in the ARISE Virtual Academy, an online learning option available to Janesville students for the past 15 years, has not been in a “traditional” school program since he started taking >
Falling public school enrollment means less money for schools, programs
Sep 17, 8:00 AM: The number of students attending Wisconsin public schools is expected to decline in the coming school year. School administrators and union representatives are concerned that the decline could lead to gaps in funding for >
‘What are we waiting for?’: Teachers’ union urges Milwaukee to reinstate mask mandate
Sep 10, 11:24 AM: Calls for Milwaukee to reinstate its indoor mask mandate are getting louder. Some members of Common Council, the Milwaukee School Board and now the teachers' union are all pushing for the city to mask up again. >
High Demand For Wisconsin School Districts’ Virtual Options As Delta Drives COVID-19 Surge
Sep 3, 10:19 AM: With the number of new positive cases of COVID-19 on par with what Wisconsin was seeing last winter, parents and guardians are worried that the coronavirus is going back into the classroom along with their kids. >
Opinion: Control of MPS must be wrested from the school board and teachers union
Sep 2, 11:57 AM: Memo to state legislators: We are at the start of another school year and Milwaukee Public Schools continues to founder. It is of the utmost urgency that you do two things. Dismantle the MPS School Board, which continues >
Roughly 750 families apply for Madison School District’s virtual program for grades 4K-5
Sep 1, 12:14 PM: About five times the number of students in grades 4K-5 the Madison Metropolitan School District was prepared to have in its last-minute virtual option applied for the program.
Independent charters get twice as much federal COVID aid per student as school districts
Aug 30, 11:57 AM: Wisconsin’s independent charter schools are getting twice as much federal COVID relief funding per student as public school districts, according to an analysis of data by the Wisconsin State Journal.
Opinion: Conservative Reforms Worked Wonders in Blue Wisconsin
Aug 27, 8:54 AM: Protesters claimed our reforms would hurt education, but the reforms we enacted a decade ago are still working.
Wisconsin public schools see increasing interest in virtual learning
Aug 26, 4:44 PM: With their still being uncertainty with the coronavirus pandemic, O’Hagan said giving families choices for their child’s education, whether choosing traditional learning or virtual, is extremely important. >



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