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Preview: Madison School Board to vote on student

Details: 16 hours ago · The number of elementary students that have been disciplined through out-of-school suspensions dropped significantly, from more than 700 in 2013-14 to 142 in the 2014-15 school year, after the district transitioned from a traditional code of conduct to a behavior education plan in 2014.

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Madison School Board approves budget, suspension

Details: 10 hours ago · The number of elementary students that have been disciplined through out-of-school suspensions dropped significantly, from more than 700 in 2013-14 to 142 in the 2014-15 school year, after the district transitioned from a traditional code of conduct to a behavior education plan in 2014.

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Madison School Board approves $538 million budget with 9%

Details: 9 hours ago · The number of elementary students that have been disciplined through out-of-school suspensions dropped significantly, from more than 700 in 2013-14 to 142 in the 2014-15 school year, after the district transitioned from a traditional code of conduct to a behavior education plan in 2014.

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Madison School Board votes unanimously to approve budget

Details: 10 hours ago · The number of elementary students that have been disciplined through out-of-school suspensions dropped significantly, from more than 700 in 2013-14 to 142 in the 2014-15 school year, after the district transitioned from a traditional code of conduct to a behavior education plan in 2014.

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2020-21 Wisconsin student assessments featured high opt

Details: Scott Girard is the local k-12 education reporter at the Cap Times. A Madison native, he joined the paper in 2019 after working for six years for Unified Newspaper Group. Follow him on Twitter @sgirard9. Author twitter; Author email

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Madison School Board to vote on banning hidden

Details: Local Education. Evidence of hidden recording device found in East High School coach's office, Madison district officials say. Jan 22, 2021 "I am outraged a policy of this nature would be violated," Superintendent Carlton Jenkins said. The district has launched an investigation into the matter through a local law firm.

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Donors support effort to buy school supplies for Madison

Details: The goal of this program is to provide each school a budget to make these purchases via an online store. Items available to Madison’s public schools range from traditional, essential school supplies such as headphones, glue sticks, pens, pencils and notebooks, to learning tools including science kits, math games, and recess and physical education equipment such as soccer balls.

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Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education

Details: 1 day ago · The Arizona Coalition of School Board Members was launched Oct. 12 as an alternative to the Arizona School Boards Association, with the goal of fostering “a public education environment in Arizona that prioritizes freedom in education, parental rights and educational excellence," the Arizona Capitol Times reported.

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Madison students demand better district policies

Details: MMSD’s Behavior Education Plan for high school students includes a provision that states “Consequences may apply to behavior that occur outside the school day and off school property only if that conduct endangers the property, health or safety of others at school or under the supervision of a school authority or endangers the property

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More than half of Madison students opted out of Forward

Details: Local Education. Sun Prairie student taken into police custody after photo of firearm used in threat toward dean. Oct 7, 2021; A student at Sun Prairie High School was taken into police custody Thursday after circulating a threat toward the school dean on social media that included a …

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Proposal would add early literacy screening, intervention

Details: Scott Girard is the local k-12 education reporter at the Cap Times. A Madison native, he joined the paper in 2019 after working for six years for Unified Newspaper Group. Follow him on Twitter @sgirard9. Author twitter; Author email

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Janesville School District hit by ransomware attack

Details: Local Education. Janesville teachers to receive COVID-19 vaccine ahead of schedule. Jan 16, 2021; Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services said it’s investigating plans by the Janesville school district to vaccinate its teachers and staff next week, even though the state hasn’t yet moved to the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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Beaver Dam drops mask requirement at middle school and

Details: 19 minutes ago · The Beaver Dam Unified School District Board of Education narrowly split in favor of removing the mask wearing requirement at Beaver Dam Middle School and Beaver Dam High School effective immediately during its meeting Monday. Masks are still required in elementary schools and for students in the 4K program.

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UW-Madison's endowment grew 29% during pandemic, a record

Details: Higher education. A new name for UW-Madison's natatorium and a $20 million donation to help build it. Oct 1, 2021; The new fitness facility will include a pool, ice arena, indoor track, well-being services such as massage therapy and meditation, and a teaching kitchen for nutrition programs.

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Halloween parties help fund Monona Grove Black Student

Details: Local Education. 2020-21 Wisconsin student assessments featured high opt-out rate. Oct 21, 2021; A much higher percentage of students opted out of tests in the 2020-21 school year than in the years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, making the data hard to interpret. Close.

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Opinion Higher education proposals support future

Details: Opinion | Higher education proposals support future students. The “Reaching Higher for Higher Education” package builds off of Gov. Tony Evers’ commitment to college affordability. The majority party made significant changes to the governor’s 2021-23 budget proposal, but there is still time to fix higher education by passing these bills.

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Madison School District sees drop in new COVID cases and

Details: Local Education. Second East High walkout goes districtwide, draws attention of parents and lawmakers. Oct 16, 2021; A rally that took place on Wednesday was organized to support a victim of a recent alleged sexual assault that occurred off of school grounds between two East students. Lilyian Jenkins, a senior at East and one of the organizers

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Louisiana facing worsening shortages of classroom teachers

Details: 17 hours ago · Education leaders have said for years that the number of teachers is shrinking because of pay, classroom conditions and a negative aura around the profession. Public school teachers in Louisiana are paid an average of $50,923 — $4,007 below the regional average.

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Helping Hands is back to help students help others Local

Details: Local Education. Enrollment in Wisconsin school districts dips; independent charters, voucher schools grow. Oct 16, 2021; A slight dip in school district enrollment for the 2021-22 school year continues a trend of gradual decline after the pandemic caused a more significant drop last year.

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UW-Madison turns to real estate development as new

Details: 1 day ago · Higher education. UW-Madison secures $20 million donation for new classroom building. Oct 14, 2021; The new building that will house the College of Letters and Science will clear the way for the demolition of the Humanities Building. Close.

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UW-Madison launches Center for DREAMers to support state's

Details: Congress has introduced several versions of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, none of which have become law. The DACA program, created by executive order, is more vulnerable to legal challenges and changes in presidential administrations.

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GOP-authored bill would revamp early education reading

Details: Republicans on the Assembly Committee on Education said the bill aims to address slipping reading proficiency scores among Wisconsin students, while some education groups, including the state’s Department of Public Instruction, have opposed the legislation as an unfunded mandate on local schools that already face tight budget decisions.

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La Follette students plan Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Details: Scott Girard is the local k-12 education reporter at the Cap Times. A Madison native, he joined the paper in 2019 after working for six years for Unified Newspaper Group. Follow him on Twitter @sgirard9. Author twitter; Author email

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West High teacher who sought accommodations will again

Details: A West High School Spanish teacher who was moved after repeatedly seeking accommodations to teach online amid the COVID-19 pandemic will return to her former students after they protested her removal from their classroom. Students on Wednesday protested what they saw as the school district’s

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Researchers, UW educators see a bright future for AI in

Details: Local Education. Students with disabilities face disappearing accommodations in return to UW campus. Kayla Huynh 10 min to read. Machine learning improved at identifying these new chemicals, increasing from .1% to nearly 50% effectiveness. New findings on the research project will be released in the coming weeks, Gitter said.

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Watch now: Madison teachers hold 'teach-out' to protest

Details: Special-education assistant Meagan McGory communicates with a student via her computer outside O'Keeffe Middle School on Thursday. Teachers across the district said they would feel safer waiting to return to classrooms until after they've been vaccinated.

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Louisiana higher education leaders seek $220M budget boost

Details: Louisiana higher education leaders seek $220M budget boost. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board is asking for a nearly $220 million state budget increase next year, saying the money would aid its work to boost the number of people obtaining degrees and professional certifications beyond high school.

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Superintendent Jill Underly calls for more school spending

Details: In order to secure about $2.3 billion in one-time federal education funds through COVID-19 stimulus packages, Republicans boosted direct aid to school districts by more than $400 million in the budget. But without an increase to district revenue limits, that boost in direct aid essentially forces districts to lower their tax levies.

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Second East High walkout goes districtwide, draws

Details: Education and training for staff and students on sexual assault and harassment and the reporting policy. Clear protocols for every student on how to report incidents both on and off district property. Sanctions for perpetrators of sexual assault on or off campus from suspension to expulsion.

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Yoga and mindfulness help Monona Grove students, staff

Details: Yoga props such as bolsters and blocks will be funded by a grant Schaub received from the Monona Grove Education Foundation. Schaub has been running a Yoga Club for students and staff members at various times before and after school. Right now the group is using the choir room, which has a big empty space, but she has plans to eventually use

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UW-Madison chancellor headed to Northwestern in 2022

Details: The Chancellor has been with us in some of the most trying times in recent UW–Madison history. Despite a global pandemic and challenges from the State Legislature, she led a historic expansion of the Bucky’s Tuition Promise program and promoted inclusion education by ensuring all new students attend Our Wisconsin.”

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New Wisconsin State Superintendent stresses need for

Details: School funding and civil discourse were among the key points new State Superintendent Jill Underly highlighted in her first State of Education speech Thursday. Underly, who was the Pecatonica Area School District superintendent before being elected this spring, spoke to …

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Darlene M. Hancock Memorial High School favored among

Details: Local Education. Second East High walkout goes districtwide, draws attention of parents and lawmakers. Oct 16, 2021; A rally that took place on Wednesday was organized to support a victim of a recent alleged sexual assault that occurred off of school grounds between two East students. Lilyian Jenkins, a senior at East and one of the organizers

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Spanish teacher allowed to teach virtually at West High

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2 classrooms quarantined due to COVID-19 in the Madison

Details: Local Education. 4 finalists remain for Madison Memorial High School name change. Sep 20, 2021; The Madison School Board will seek public feedback during a hearing Sept. 29 on the final four new names for James Madison Memorial High School. Local News.

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East High students walk out to support victim in alleged

Details: MMSD’s Behavior Education Plan for high school students includes a provision that states “Consequences may apply to behavior that occur outside the school day and off school property only if that conduct endangers the property, health or safety of others at school or under the supervision of a school authority or endangers the property

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Wisconsin Assembly passes ban on teaching critical race

Details: Another education-related measure would require the state superintendent to include cursive writing in the English Language Arts model academic standards. Both the Wisconsin Association of School Boards and the School Administrators Alliance, which represent school boards and superintendents across the state, opposed the bill.

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Wisconsin Assembly to consider slate of K-12 bills Tuesday

Details: Tuesday's state Assembly session is full of education-related proposals. Six bills focused on K-12 education, all supported mostly by Republicans at the committee level, will be discussed and voted on. Here is a rundown of what’s in those bills and how they got here. The introduction of the

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Wild Harvest Nature Connection Local Education madison.com

Details: Schreiber-Poznik, who has seven grandchildren, is a longtime educator and a pioneer in the outdoor education field in Madison, where she ran a program based in Hoyt Park for years. Grant Abert, known as “Grandpa G,” also serves in an elder role. Abert has training in nature awareness, wilderness survival and tracking, and has gone on

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U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visits UW

Details: U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, seated and second from left, stopped by the Union Terrace with Chancellor Rebecca Blank, left, Gov. Tony Evers, third from left, School of Education Dean Diana Hess, fourth from left, and three students as part of a back-to-school tour.

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Lake View Elementary worried development could change

Details: Lake View physical education teacher James Kersten said if that green space were lost, it would change the look and feeling of the school forest. “The kids don’t recognize that fence as the border,” Kersten said. He said the skyline and the sense of being in a forest would change dramatically.

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Rep. Don Vruwink: Require civics to graduate, but narrow

Details: For over 40 years, I taught the principles of American democracy in high school classrooms. Today, the Wisconsin Legislature is considering a bill to require civics education to graduate from high school. Superintendent Underly and I agree on the need to require credits in civics for all students to graduate from a Wisconsin high school.

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$1.5 million donation to Boys & Girls Clubs to fund

Details: The donation from Marianne and Steve Schlecht is set to go toward the McKenzie Regional Workforce Center, a technical training school that will help young people develop skills as plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, carpenters and other trades, the Boys & Girls Clubs said in a statement. The

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State agency dismisses divestment complaint against UW

Details: UW-Madison students stage a protest at Bascom Hall last year on Fossil Fuel Divestment Day. A state agency this week dismissed a complaint filed against UW-Madison’s private foundation over its investment in fossil fuel companies, citing a lack of enforcement power. But the agency also said the concerns raised by climate activists should be

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Bucks' Pat Connaughton to speak at delayed UW-Madison 2020

Details: Higher education. UW-Madison professor known for Christmas chemistry show retires. Aug 18, 2021; Bassam Shakhashiri started his show of chemical displays and reactions in 1970, which went on to reach a national audience via public television stations. Close.

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UW Board of Regents eye changes to chancellor search

Details: UW Board of Regents eye changes to chancellor search committees. The UW Board of Regents may allow more campus community members to serve on chancellor search committees, potentially relaxing a rigid and controversial policy that faculty viewed as restricting their input on a critical task. Current policy calls for a 10-member committee that

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Tommy Thompson undergoes surgery after water-skiing

Details: Tommy Thompson, the longest-serving governor in Wisconsin history and interim president of the University of Wisconsin System, said he had surgery Thursday after a “little water skiing accident” over the weekend. Thompson, the former four-term Republican governor, wrote on Facebook that he needed to have his bicep reattached to the tendon.

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