Wisconsin Education News​​

June 22, 2017

The Wisconsin Education News is a daily update of education news and events that are taking place around Wisconsin. 

Colby School District plans to do more projects (Abbotsford Tribune Phonograph © 06/22/2017)

With the Colby School District’s referendum projects coming in $2 million under budget, school board members on Monday gave the go-ahead to pursue bids for additional facilities upgrades.

Construction begins on Mel-Min consolidated campus (Jackson County Chronicle © 06/22/2017)

A few months removed from the blowback the Melrose-Mindoro School Board received after residents opened their property tax bills and were outraged by the increases, construction of the new consolidated campus project began quietly on Monday, June 12.

Oconomowoc School Board OKs design for new Meadow View Elementary School(Oconomowoc Focus © 06/22/2017)

The Oconomowoc Area School Board on Tuesday night, June 20, approved a schematic design for a new Meadow View Elementary School by a 6-1 vote.

Tomah School District could benefit from revenue cap relief (Tomah Journal © 06/22/2017)

State lawmakers are debating whether to give low-spending school districts like Tomah relief under state-imposed revenue caps, the Tomah School Board was told Monday.

Wittke shortens public comment time limit (Racine Journal Times © 06/22/2017)

RACINE — Those who planned on speaking for three minutes, the usual time, at Monday’sRacine Unified School Board meeting were surprised when it was announced the limit would only be two minutes.

2,800 MPS high school students will get free wireless device from Sprint (WDJT CBS 58 © 06/21/2017)

Also, 2,800 Milwaukee Public Schools students will receive either a free smartphone, hotspot or tablet, and free high-speed wireless internet connectivity in an effort to help close the “Homework Gap.”

A “love note” to Waunakee (Waunakee Tribune © 06/22/2017)

After the Dane Arts Mural Arts artists created the design, they brought it in pieces to Waunakee High School, where art students painted it on a fabric called polytab.

‘Districts of Innovation' program aims to remove barriers for Wisconsin schools(WKBT TV © 06/22/2017)

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Improving high school and college graduation rates is the aim of a new state-wide innovation initiative.

District forms strategic plan (Beloit Daily News © 06/21/2017)

BELOIT - The School District of Beloit has formulated a strategic plan to improve student performance and staff work environment, monitor investments, address infrastructure and improve communication.

Stevens Point sees uptick in AP tests after years of decline (Stevens Point Journal © 06/22/2017)

Overall, Stevens Point students took 517 AP tests this year. That's the first increase in AP testing after three years of decline.

Wisconsin Assembly passes chiropractor sports exams bill (WYOW ABC 34 © 06/22/2017)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Chiropractors would be allowed to perform sports physicals under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Legislature.

Pewaukee School District hires new communications and marketing manager (Lake County Reporter © 06/22/2017)

VILLAGE OF PEWAUKEE - The Pewaukee School District has a new, full-time communications and marketing manager. 

Extravanganza makes life better for Chi-Hi athletes (Chippewa Falls Online © 06/21/2017)

Judge Steve Gibbs stood before the Chippewa Falls School Board on Tuesday night holding a large check. But it was a much smaller check, the one the school board was receiving, that really packed a punch.

Key Issues Holding up State Budget (WTAQ News Talk © 06/22/2017)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Ten days before the new two-year state budget is supposed to take effect, a few key issues are still holding things up.

Anderson covers myriad of topics at listening session (McFarland Thistle © 06/22/2017)

The state budget, education, health care and gun control were all topics brought up at 47th Assembly District Rep. Jimmy Anderson’s June 15 listening session.

Budget committee won't meet this week as laptops, borrowing stall negotiations(Juneau County Star Times © 06/22/2017)

Closed-door budget negotiations dragged on Wednesday as Republicans continued to haggle over how to fund education, transportation and tax cuts.