Wisconsin Education News

October 20, 2017

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


Community survey on district facility needs coming soon (River Falls Journal © 10/20/2017)

The School District of River Fall's Board of Education is reaching out to all district residents in the next few weeks to gather input regarding facility needs with a community-wide survey.

Lodi School Board discusses SmartLab installation for high school (Lodi Enterprise © 10/20/2017)

Today’s classroom might look a lot different compared to merely 10 years ago, thanks to a learning approach known as Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics.

MG ad hoc facilities committee holds initial meeting (Monona Cottage Grove © 10/20/2017)

The Monona Grove School District’s newly established Facilities Advisory Committee met for the first time Oct. 10 and reviewed background information and a tentative planning timeline.

School board opts to wait on petition for charter school (Cambridge Deerfield © 10/20/2017)

The Cambridge School Board has decided to wait a few more weeks before giving the green light to a proposed outdoor-agriculture charter school.

Voters OK lower tax levy, tax rate (Monona Cottage Grove © 10/20/2017)

Monona Grove School District property owners will see a lower school tax rate on their next tax bills, thanks to a vote by electors at the Oct. 4 annual meeting.

Digital self-harm: Study dives into why teens cyberbully themselves (Spooner Advocate © 10/19/2017)

We've long heard concerns about young people threatening, harassing or intimidating their peers online.  But a Wisconsin researcher has found some cyberbullies are targeting people you wouldn’t necessarily expect: themselves. 

General school aids down statewide (Waterloo Marshall © 10/20/2017)

Marshall and Waterloo schools are among the 230 school districts that will receive less general state aid this school year than in 2016-2017.

Taxpayers consider $69.9 million question (Milton Courier © 10/20/2017)

Some 100 residents filled the library at the Milton High School, 114 East High Street, last week with hopes of learning more about the upcoming Nov. 7 special election and the one question Milton School District taxpayers will be asked to decide: should they foot the bill for capital improvements projects to the tune of $69.9 million?

Westby early release days allow time for academic and career planning (La Crosse Tribune © 10/19/2017)

As mandated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, every high school in the state of Wisconsin must implement an Academic & Career Planning process for its students. The approach Westby Area High School chose to take to implement this was to utilize our early release Fridays to work with students to develop their plans.

Dane County expanding driver's ed program to six new school districts (Wisconsin State Journal © 10/20/2017)

The public school driver's education program started by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi four years ago, to give high school students a better opportunity to get to jobs by driving, is growing six-fold in 2018.

Westby school referendums looming for 2018 (Westby Times © 10/20/2017)

The Westby Area School District Board of Education is beginning the process of asking taxpayers to back two possible referendums in 2018.

UCC breaks ground on STEM-skilled trades middle school (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel © 10/19/2017)

The nonprofit United Community Center will break ground Friday on a new $7.5 million charter school aimed at preparing young people for future work in the science-technology industries and the skilled trades.