Wisconsin Education News

September 21, 2018

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


'Vote Yes' group reorganizes for referendum (Fort Atkinson Daily Union © 09/20/2018)

JEFFERSON — Nobody wants to increase taxes. But Jefferson’s “Vote Yes for Education” committee is asking residents to consider the long-term cost were the community not to invest now in its schools.

After Parkland, suburban Milwaukee school districts are hiring more school resource officers (Oconomowoc Focus © 09/21/2018)

Elcho school is doing a slow tumble (Antigo Daily Journal © 09/20/2018)

The chalk-soaked walls of the old Elcho Elementary School are slowly coming down, part of a modernization project designed to propel the district squarely into the 21st century.

Webster school year underway (Burnett County Sentinel © 09/21/2018)

WEBSTER --The Webster School Board accepted a considerable donation from the Knights of Columbus on Monday night, heard about the business club taking over the concessions for sports and the districts three principals also gave their first reports of the new school year.

Chippewa Falls Middle School honored as one of 'America's Healthiest Schools'(Chippewa Falls Online © 09/20/2018)

The Chippewa Falls Middle School is one of 461 schools nationwide honored as one of “America’s Healthiest Schools.”

District's estimated budget up for 2018-19 (Beloit Daily News © 09/20/2018)

BELOIT - The School District of Beloit has estimated its overall budget at $120,596,695 for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

New year, new leader: Oshkosh schools Vickie Cartwright driven by life, career experience (Oshkosh Northwestern © 09/21/2018)

OSHKOSH — Cookies were part of the curriculum the day Vickie Cartwright walked in to a home economics class at Carl Traeger Middle School on Sept. 14. 

News Save A Life Tour visits Athens High School (Wausau Daily Herald © 09/21/2018)

The Save A Life Tour is a comprehensive high impact safe driving awareness program that informs, educates, and demonstrates the potentially deadly consequences resulting from poor choices and decisions made by the operator of a motor vehicle.

Portage, Spanish students 'learn to listen' in school exchange (Portage Daily Register © 09/21/2018)

Exchange students from Lancia High School will depart Portage on Monday after just over two weeks of lessons in language and culture. Their Portage counterparts in the spring complete the year’s exchange that Portage High School started in 2016-17, held every other year and on opposite years of the school’s German exchange.

Second round of school safety grants focus on mental health (WBAY Green Bay © 09/20/2018)

MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) - Several schools will benefit from a second round of safety grants.

Area school district helps establish emergency protocol with grant funding from the state (WLUK Fox 11 © 09/21/2018)

MANITOWOC (WLUK) -- On Thursday it was announced that another 66 schools and school districts will receive $3,969,793 from the second round of the Wisconsin Department of Justice School Safety Grant program, which focuses on improving safety and mental health training in schools.

In State of Education address, Tony Evers calls Scott Walker's priorities 'out of whack'(Madison Capital Times © 09/21/2018)

Evers took questions from reporters after delivering his annual State of Education speech in his capacity as state superintendent of public instruction.

2018 SLATE Convention

The School Leaders Advancing Technology in Education (SLATE) Convention is open for registration! This year's convention will take place December 3 - 5, 2018 at the Kalahari Resorts in the Wisconsin Dells.