Wisconsin Education News

December 13, 2019

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


Milwaukee Board of School Directors Accepts Task Force Report

MILWAUKEE, WI (December 12, 2019) —A report recommending ways to urgently address the needs of Milwaukee Public Schools passes the Committee on Strategic Planning and Budget and will move to the regular monthly board meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors for a vote on December 19, 2019.

Oregon School District hears parent feedback on proposed hours change

OREGON, Wis. (WMTV)-- Oregon elementary schools could start earlier next year, drawing concerns from some parents.

Central Wisconsin farm to school push

MARATHON COUNTY, Wis. (WAOW) -- The push to bring farm food and education into Central Wisconsin has been going for years. Let's take a snapshot of what's happening now.

La Crosse school board selects firm to aid superintendent search

The La Crosse school board continues to move forward on the search for a new superintendent of schools.

WIAA conference realignment task force forwards nine of 14 proposals to Board of Control

The WIAA conference realignment task force reviewed 14 applications in the first meeting under the new realignment process Wednesday at the executive staff office in Stevens Point.

Superintendent search leads Tomah School Board agenda

The Tomah School Board will hear an update on a consultant for its superintendent search when it meets Monday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. at Robert Kupper Learning Center.

'One United Family:' Waukesha South HS gives back to police department after standoff with student

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Students at Waukesha South High School are giving back to the police department after the recent shooting incident.

Cosmetic flaw results in construction credit

A minor aesthetic mistake could provide the Waterloo School District with up to a $5,000 credit. Superintendent Brian Henning informed the school board Dec. 9 that a cosmetic flaw not impacting the structural integrity was noticed on one of the exterior panels on the west side of a new gym wall.

MPS referendum task force recommends district pursue first referendum in 26 years, punts on dollar amount

Tremper students get a Reality Check concerning life choices

Making savvy financial choices was the lesson of the day for Raymundo, Burgess and other Tremper students on Wednesday as they went through Reality Check, a crash course on life choices and budgeting.

Dolly Parton literacy program was expected to reach 150 Door County kids. In first year, it quadrupled the goal.

DOOR COUNTY - In the past year, more than 600 Door County children opened their mailboxes once a month to find a new book to add to their own libraries.

Report: Pathways students at La Follette, East get higher grades; shows poor outcomes for West students

La Follette and East high school students enrolled in the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Personalized Pathways program achieved better GPAs and attendance than their peers there — but those at West did the opposite.

City could close street for new school

As construction continues on the new Nettie Karcher Middle School, the Burlington Area School District may be getting some extra space.

Marvin Pratt School "significantly exceeds expectations" on Wisconsin State Report Card

When Principal Janice Carter took the helm at Marvin Pratt Elementary School, the school was ranked in the bottom category on the Wisconsin State Report Card.

App replaces pencil and paper for Reality Check

After providing resources for Reality Check 36 times at Tremper High School, Educators Credit Union rolled out something new Wednsday: a mobile app that replaces paper, pencil and calculators with real-time financial data in response to student budget choices.

Pair of paths allow students to get movement breaks

Around the nation, more schools are finding ways to allow students movement breaks throughout the day. One of the popular initiatives is creating sensory paths.

Gift of education takes many forms

’Tis the season of giving, and teachers who received grants from the Education Foundation told the Rice Lake Board of Education at its Dec. 9 meeting how the gifts are enhancing their classrooms.

Aspiring Superintendents Workshop

The Aspiring Superintendent Program represents the commitment of AWSA and WASDA to invite and nurture the development of future school district leaders in Wisconsin. This effort will result in an ever-growing, high-quality pool of prepared candidates for district administrator positions to ensure that the condition of our profession will continue to improve as we meet the challenges of the future.