Education


State Capitol and Classrooms
‘It’s an Absolute Shell Game,’ as Public Schools Ask Voters for Money While GOP Lawmakers Sit on a $5 Billion Surplus

Gov. Tony Evers has a $2 billion plan that would help schools without raising property taxes, if only the Legislature would come back to work.

Joe Biden and Educ Secy Cardona
Instant Economic Stimulus Is Coming to Hundreds of Thousands in Wisconsin as Biden Lops Education Debts

Collectively, Wisconsinites owe $24.7 billion in student loans. Now, instead of going to the government, borrowers can put $10,000 to $20,000 into their local economy for home ownership, new vehicles, child care, and more.

The University of Wisconsin Gets Creative to Recruit, Train, and Retain the Next Generation of Teachers

Long before the current nationwide shortage, universities had already reported a 35% drop in education majors from 2008-2018.

School Lunch Wimberger Posts
All of the Nutrition, None of the Stigma: The Case for Giving Lunch to All Students Instead of Embarrassing a Hungry Few

A Democratic Assembly rep answers her Republican senator’s claim that there’s “no justification” to stop treating kids from low-income families differently and then trying to hide it.

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Next Fall, In-State Students from Low Income Families Will Be Able to Attend UW System Schools for Free

The Wisconsin Tuition Promise will waive tuition for households making less than $62,000/year. Legislative Republicans are being asked to fund it beyond its first year.

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Wisconsin Has Faced a Teacher Shortage for Years. Some Schools Are Finally Reaching Their Tipping Point.

It’s 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, two weeks before the start of a new school year. Rich Appel is stressed. Usually, the Horicon Superintendent would be busy overseeing meetings and chatting with his crop of new teachers. Instead, he’s still scrambling to find them. Appel’s not alone. From big districts like Madison (27,000 enrolled...

If You Give a Class a Calf: Registration Now Open for Wisconsin’s ‘Adopt a Cow’ Program

Classrooms can follow the life of a calf through its first year on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Looking for a classroom pet? How about a 100-pound dairy calf–No cage or cleanup required?! Now through Sept. 15, teachers can register for “Adopt a Cow,” a free, year-long experience that allows classrooms to follow a calf through...