Wisconsin Education News

October 5, 2022

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


An astronaut landed at a Green Bay school. Here's what to know about space, according to kids.


BELLEVUE – How did it feel landing back on Earth? What was your favorite space food? Do you sleep in space? These were the burning questions a group of students at McAuliffe Elementary School in the Green Bay school district had to ask NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei when he visited them on Monday. 


How three Madison charter schools are changing the classroom


This, in a way, encapsulates the secret recipe that many Madison charter schools use to create environments that don’t fit a traditional educational model. To explore what that looks like, photographers Hedi Rudd and Ruthie Hauge recently visited three local charter schools. 


School Districts Report Some Progress In Filling Open Positions


NE WISCONSIN (WTAQ-WLUK) – School districts in Northeast Wisconsin are making progress filling positions that have been open since the summer.


Counselors seeing increase in students struggling with school anxiety, social skills


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- One month into the school year, it seems students are struggling more than usual. Parents, teachers, and medical professionals are noticing school burnout, indicating that a return to "normalcy" hasn't been easy.


Milwaukee Public Schools requiring seniors to file FAFSA before graduation


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There's a new requirement for students at Milwaukee Public Schools. For the first time, the senior class must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before they graduate. 


Kaukauna teacher wins national prize, awarded $50,000


KAUKAUNA, Wis. – Amidst the hammering and clamoring of automotive technology class, a surprise was brewing at Kaukauna High School. Longtime teacher Dan Von Boxtel won the 2022 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence and the big reveal was Tuesday morning.


DC Everest moves forward with $35M athletic complex


SCHOFIELD Wis. (WSAW) - It’s a first-of-its-kind building for the Wausau Metro Area. DC Everest school board has voted to move forward with a $35 million athletic complex.


McNeel Intermediate in Beloit introduces Action Based Learning Labs


BELOIT—New this year at McNeel Intermediate School is the Action Based Learning Lab which allows students to physically move and keep their brain moving, too, all at one station.


Local high schools are learning about working in Dodge County factories


Students from Beaver Dam High School visited Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation on Tuesday as tours of factories returned for the first time since prior to the pandemic.


Wausau Director of School Nutrition Services Concerned Over Affordability of Meals for Students


(By Jenny Peek, Wisconsin Public Radio) Karen Fochs spends a lot of her work week visiting kitchens and cafeterias in the Wausau School District. According to Jenny Peek with Wisconsin Public Radio, as the director of School Nutrition Services in the central Wisconsin district, she likes to make sure the meals the school is providing are well received.


Land O’Lakes donates sign to School District


Kiel Area School District Board members approved to accept the donation of an electronic sign from Land O’Lakes during the School Board meeting on Sept. 21.


SASD enrollment down slightly for 2022-23


The Stoughton Area School District will continue to see slightly declining enrollment for the next few years, but then a recent increase in area housing development will begin to stabilize those numbers by the middle of the decade.


De Pere School District raising money for two new therapy dogs


DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - The Unified School District of De Pere is raising funds to buy two new therapy dogs.


ECASD answers questions on proposed referendum seen on November ballots


(WQOW) - Voters across the Chippewa Valley will see a question on the ballot come November proposing a referendum for the Eau Claire Area School District. 


Northeast Wisconsin teachers walk the red carpet at math, science video premiere


GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Some Northeast Wisconsin teachers walked the red carpet Tuesday night.