- Students learning virtually more likely to be in Wisconsin's urban centers, new data show
Most schools in Wisconsin were delivering at least some in-person instruction to students during the first half of the school year but students in the state's urban centers were most likely to be learning virtually, a >
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- For Some Families, Virtual Learning Worked — And Schools Are Thinking About How To Meet Demand
- > Apr 9, 6:33 AM: But some Wisconsin families who would never have considered online learning before the pandemic have found that it's a better fit for their students than traditional classrooms, and are reluctant to send them back to
- Jill Underly to become next Wisconsin superintendent of schools
- > Apr 7, 5:29 AM: Jill Underly, the Democratic Party-backed superintendent of Pecatonica School District, defeated former Brown Deer Schools superintendent Deborah Kerr Tuesday to become the state’s top education official.
- Majority of Madison students chose to return to in-person learning but online option here to stay
- > Apr 6, 7:46 AM: As Madison elementary schools prepare to welcome the next wave of learners back to classrooms, the district has begun discussing the launch of an online school for fall 2021 for those who prefer to learn online.
- Another Education Option: New Bill Could Expand School Choice To Include 'Micro-Schools'
- > Apr 6, 6:07 AM: Some parents turned to learning pods and micro-schools as an alternative to virtual learning during the pandemic. These small groups of students receive instruction from a parent or designated teacher similar to home
- Special interest group spending tops $1 million in Wisconsin schools superintendent race
- > Apr 6, 5:25 AM: Special interest groups have spent more than $1 million, mostly on attack ads, weighing in on the April 6 election for Wisconsin's next superintendent of schools, according to tracking by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.
- State Superintendent Candidate Deborah Kerr Wants Students Back In Schools, Supports School Choice
- Apr 1, 7:05 AM: Kerr has worked in schools ranging from private to charter to traditional public schools, and with her most recent role being Brown Deer's superintendent for 13 years.
- Students who transfer to virtual charter schools can’t play for the home (school) team
- Mar 30, 7:00 AM: On Friday Gov. Tony Evers vetoed Senate Bill 39, which would have allowed virtual charter school students to play sports in their public school districts.
- Editorial: One City Schools will help narrow Madison's learning gap
- > Mar 29, 6:47 AM: Today, 67% of Black students are graduating in four years from the Madison district, according to the latest state data. That compares to 93% of white, 91% of Asian and 81% of Hispanic students. Yet the disparities along
- MPS reopening questions remain, teachers union critical of plan
- > Mar 26, 7:35 AM: "I appreciate the work that has been in the schools and on this board, though, we need to plan for next year and not force our way into this year," said Nicolo Onorato, Reagan High School special education teacher.
- Strong interest in vouchers at RCCS continues
- > Mar 26, 6:47 AM: Interest remains strong in vouchers to attend Rock County Christian School (RCCS). The school has received 241 applications for school vouchers for the 2021-2022 academic year. Of those, 191 are continuing students who
- Most MPS students able to return to school in April; union calls school board's plan 'a mess'
- > Mar 25, 7:29 AM: Amy Mizialko, president of the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association, said what the board passed was a "mess." "We were at a meeting for seven hours until 1 o'clock in the morning almost. And we still don't have a
- American Girl founder donates $14 million to One City Schools
- Mar 24, 7:16 AM: The founder of American Girl donated $14 million to One City Schools, making it possible for the school to buy a facility to become a permanent space for its K-12 public charter schools.
- Youth Apprenticeship Program puts students on career path
- Mar 23, 5:39 AM: Students and parents are looking at a 30-year-old youth apprenticeship program with a new lens after COVID-19 changed the employment landscape.
- Assembly committee considers bill to allow 'microschools'
- > Mar 22, 6:11 AM: AB 122 would add microschools to the options available to families as alternatives to public or private schools. Microschools gained popularity amid schools remaining virtual-only this year, with families hiring a tutor or
- Education Committee spends minutes on voucher expansion, hours on home-school debate
- > Mar 19, 7:16 AM: The steady expansion of programs that siphon public money into private schools is seen by public school advocates as an existential threat to public school districts around Wisconsin. But a bill that grows the statewide
- Federal Relief Bill Means An Estimated $1.4B For Wisconsin Schools
- > Mar 16, 6:24 AM: Although the precise allocations to each state are still being finalized, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) estimates it will get about $1.4 billion to distribute to K-12 schools based on their share of
- Green Bay diocese schools report increased voucher interest
- Mar 12, 6:27 AM: Catholic schools in the Green Bay diocese say they're seeing a rise in interest in the voucher program this year.
- Wisconsin school leaders look to summer school to help with academic and social needs
- Mar 10, 8:42 AM: In a year when Wisconsin schools faced complex decisions to keep students learning, some are encouraging summer school to help make up for education that was lost during the pandemic.
- 'The Wisconsin Idea' Drives State's Commitment to Education
- Mar 9, 8:18 AM: Communities and educators throughout the state have strongly supported creating public classrooms that embrace the sharing and implementation of new and unique ways to teach students.
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