Wisconsin Education News

November 16, 2018

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


Lawrence "Larry" Bray

Elkhart Lake - Lawrence E. "Larry" Bray, one of Wisconsin's top architects, who dedicated his life to designing and building over 900 innovative, unique, and award winning buildings all over the Midwest, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, (November 14, 2018).

TONIGHT AT 10: NBC15 INVESTIGATES: Bus Driver Shortage

WAUNAKEE, Wis. (WMTV) - School bus routes are busy, but the number of drivers is low, forcing some companies to depend on substitute drivers to fill in.

Fond du Lac schools survey supports fixing schools, leans towards a $90 million referendum

Janesville elementary school custodian honored for serving students

JANESVILLE, Wis (WMTV) - One custodian, and long-time employee of the Janesville School District, received a special honor from the district for going above and beyond for students.

WUSD Board OKs capital requests

Whitewater Unified officials have given a green light to a pair of capital spending plans that will benefit two of the district’s elementary schools.

Chili used to promote Farm2School programs statewide

La Crosse, Wis. (WXOW) – A chili recipe out of the La Crosse School District is now a celebration of locally sourced foods all over the state.

Lake Mills Orchestras’ Growing Program

The Orchestra program in Lake Mills Area School District has seen huge growth in the past twenty years.

Poynette referendum sees widespread support

The Poynette School District’s $28,385,000 million facilities referendum passed with strong 63-percent support – a total of 2,184 “yes” votes versus 1,279 tallies for “no.”

School districts in the greater Oshkosh area meet, exceed expectations

School districts in Oshkosh and the surrounding areas received their report cards from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction earlier this week.

How do Sheboygan schools stack up? Not bad, according to Department of Public Instruction

Sturgeon Bay High among 15 schools in state with significant increase on report cards

STURGEON BAY - Of all the schools in Wisconsin, Sturgeon Bay High was among the 15 schools with the largest increase in ratings for the the 2017-18 school year on state report cards for schools and districts.

Protocol changes for students in ag, tech areas of MHS

Students will no longer be allowed to go out a cafeteria door and cut across the parking lot to get to tech ed and ag classes.

State report cards: Stratford among Marshfield-area elementary schools that shined

Third graders hope to bring joy to local cancer patients with school project

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Local third graders are giving the word "gratitude" a special meaning with a heartwarming school project.

Fort Howard Elementary students get new pair of shoes thanks to Green Bay business

More than 200 students were given a new pair of shoes on Thursday. The shoes were sponsored by a local business called Breakthrough Fuel, and a non-profit organization that provides shoes for kids all over the country.

Special Advertiser Content STEAM Stories: Kiel High School Youth Apprenticeship Program

In this week's STEAM Story, Justin Sabel and Dakota Reiss share their Kiel High School Youth Apprenticeship Program experience.

MAPS Fab Lab nears completion

This past summer, MAPS announced the hiring of the district’s first-ever Fab Lab director in Josh Zalewski. A Fab Lab is defined as a facility which provides state of the art equipment, focusing on problem solving during the design process.

2019 Middle and High School Principals Convention

The 2019 Middle and High Principals Convention will take place from February 6-8, 2019 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison.