Wisconsin Education News

December 13, 2017

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


'Tactical plan' to address state testing in Portage School District (Portage Daily Register © 12/13/2017)

Students in the Portage Community School District will soon see new strategies employed to prepare them for state testing.

Assignment: Education - De Soto green space restored (WKBT TV © 12/13/2017)

DE SOTO, Wis. - Floodwaters destroyed most of the green space at DeSoto Middle and High School more than a year ago. Now, the reconstruction process is underway.

Baraboo School District preps firefighting course with MATC, fire department(Baraboo News Republic © 12/13/2017)

District leaders are planning to offer a firefighter training course at Baraboo High School next school year.

Burlington High greenhouse gets approval (Racine Journal Times © 12/12/2017)

BURLINGTON — Burlington High School agriculture, Future Farmers of America and construction academy students could soon be getting their hands dirty.

MMSD proposes building new schools to handle projected student growth (Madison Capital Times © 12/13/2017)

An elementary magnet school on Allied Drive? Reimagining Lindbergh as a K-8 school? Move Nuestro Mundo to Allis? These are just a few of the recommendations Madison Metropolitan School District officials pitched to the Madison School Board Monday night as they examine what the district will look like as the city grows and school buildings age.

Outdoor-agriculture charter school open house set (Cambridge Deerfield © 12/13/2017)

Last month, the Cambridge School Board unanimously approved a petition submitted by proponents of Koshkonong Trails, a seventh through tenth-grade charter school that would be located at the Severson Learning Center, the Cambridge school district’s school farm in the town of Christiana.

Sauk Prairie School District to start imaging, branding project (Sauk Prairie Eagle © 12/13/2017)

The Sauk Prairie School District will begin a logo/branding initiative with the hope of establishing a clear, unique and consistent message representing Sauk Prairie schools.

School buses make move to Fabick Cat (Superior Daily Telegram WI © 12/13/2017)

The Superior School District and city of Superior are parting ways. For nearly four decades, district buses have been parked and maintained at the city's Municipal Service Building, 2301 Hill Ave.

West Salem schools mull naming policies with Boys and Girls Club (Holmen Courier © 12/13/2017)

The West Salem School Board discussed fundraising and donor recognition with Mike Desmond of the Boys and Girls Club during a meeting Monday night.

Bill aims to make transferring college credits easier for high school students (Channel 3000 © 12/12/2017)

MADISON, Wis. - With the cost of student loans rising, state lawmakers said they're trying to make college more affordable. 

Elementary students edit books in Western Technical College collaboration (WXOW ABC 19 La Crosse © 12/12/2017)

La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - Third graders at Spence Elementary School in La Crosse have spent the last two weeks reading and editing books written by local college students.

Google inspired this Sun Prairie middle school project (WMTV NBC15 © 12/12/2017)

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis.-- A school in Sun Prairie is testing a project inspired by Google, to help keep kids engaged in the classroom.

Kimberly students gain skills while constructing a gazebo for community (WBAY Green Bay © 12/13/2017)

KIMBERLY, Wis. (WBAY) - Kimberly High School students are braving the elements to give the community a gathering place as a construction site becomes the place for learning.

KUSD board passes resolution urging Congress to retain educator tax deduction(Kenosha News (WI) © 12/13/2017)

The Kenosha Unified School District board joined other districts Tuesday night in strongly supporting a resolution calling on Congress to retain educators’ income tax deductions for out-of-pocket costs.

Milwaukee Excellence Charter School is backdrop for new anti-bullying music video(WITI My Fox Milwaukee © 12/13/2017)

MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee activist is helping several young artists create an anti-bullying music video, and they want every student in the country to see it. The Milwaukee Excellence Charter School welcomed the video shoot Tuesday, December 12th.

Mixed results overall reported for Sauk Prairie High School's new trimester schedule(Sauk Prairie Eagle © 12/13/2017)

It’s been a challenging and somewhat stressful few months for students, staff and administration with the switch to a trimester schedule format at Sauk Prairie High School. In general, the sentiment is positive, albeit with a few kinks yet to be worked out as the first trimester comes to an end.

West Salem aquaponics program up and running (La Crosse Tribune © 12/12/2017)

West Salem is the first school district in the county to offer an aquaponics course that uses fish to produce fertilizer for hydroponically grown fruits and vegetables.

Five years later Sandy Hook makes local impact (Channel 3000 © 12/12/2017)

Local schools have also reworked their own protocols in light of Sandy Hook.

Middle schoolers explore career paths (Waunakee Tribune © 12/13/2017)

Moran was one of 335 Waunakee Middle School students who attended FutureQuest at the Alliant Energy, a sort of interactive job expo with about 100 employers in a vast array of fields who shared their job experiences with approximately 5,000 Dane County students.

Cornell, Lake Holcombe, New Auburn receive $308,000 in sparsity aid (Chippewa Falls Online © 12/12/2017)

Three Chippewa County school districts—Cornell, Lake Holcombe and New Auburn—received a total of $308,000 from the state of Wisconsin in “sparsity aid” for the 2017-2018 school year.

Brookwood students glimpse IT programs at Gateway (Lake Geneva Regional News © 12/13/2017)

ELKHORN — Nearly 370 Walworth County students took part Dec. 8 in the Hour of Code hosted by Gateway Technical College at its Elkhorn campus to introduce students to information technology.