Wisconsin Education News

July 17, 2018

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


ACT test scores go up in Portage, exceed state average (Portage Daily Register © 07/17/2018)

ACT scores at Portage High School exceeded the state average this year and continue positive trends seen for the class of 2019.

Committee to consider replacing police officers at Madison high schools with liaison program (Wisconsin State Journal © 07/17/2018)

A Madison schools committee is scheduled to consider replacing high school-based police officers with a police liaison program to serve the entire district.

Cost of proposed Pewaukee schools expansion, addition projects estimated at $40 million (Oconomowoc Focus © 07/17/2018)

The potential first phase of a long-range master facilities plan for the Pewaukee School District could cost an estimated $39.7 million. 

Eau Claire School District may cut benefits to stay within budget (WQOW ABC 18 © 07/17/2018)

Eau Claire (WQOW)- Eau Claire School District officials are trying to find solutions to the district's financial struggles. 

SPASD plays supportive role after explosion (Sun Prairie Star © 07/17/2018)

After the explosion on Main Street Tuesday, The Sun Prairie Area School District played a supportive role in the efforts to help the displaced students and families.

New Green Bay charter school aims to promote tech, hands on learning (Green Bay Press-Gazette © 07/17/2018)

GREEN BAY - The Green Bay School District has begun planning a new charter school with the help of an almost $1 million state grant.

Wausau schools honored for efforts to meet the learning needs of all students(Wausau Daily Herald © 07/16/2018) 

Beaver Dam Middle School schedule to remain the same for next school year (Juneau County Star Times © 07/17/2018)

Beaver Dam Middle School will not be shifting to a seven-period day for the upcoming school year, district leaders said Monday night.

Treffert Way School for Exceptional Mind receives state grant (Fond du Lac Reporter © 07/16/2018)

FOND DU LAC - Thanks to a Wisconsin Charter Schools Program grant from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the North Fond du Lac School District and Agnesian HealthCare’s Treffert Center will begin work to introduce The Treffert Way School for the Exceptional Mind charter school in North Fond du Lac in fall 2019. 

Unified joins alliance that lobbies Legislature to benefit member districts (Racine Journal Times © 07/17/2018)

RACINE — Racine Unified will have a new resource in the coming school year to help it advocate for itself to the state Legislature through its membership in the Southeastern Wisconsin Schools Alliance.

$3 million expansion to Wildlife Sanctuary 4K (WBAY Green Bay © 07/16/2018)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) -- 4K kindergarten at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is about to get a lot bigger. 12,800 square feet bigger, to be exact.

Data Leadership Academy (Begins October 2018)

The Data Leadership Academy is designed to help leaders and leadership teams develop an inquiry mindset, data use culture, and capacity to lead continuous improvement efforts that focus on high-quality data-informed teaching, learning, and systems improvement. During each session, team members will learn, reflect, discover, refine, and design strategies to enhance their own leadership.