Education


Hundreds March to Get Police Out of Milwaukee Schools
Fed Up with Inaction, Students, Teachers, and Parents to ‘March for Our Lives’ Statewide in Another Push to Reduce Gun Violence

“Man, you can really learn a lot from students when you just sit and listen to what they’re saying” about their fears and frustration.

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Six Bomb Threats in Less Than Two Weeks—Kiel Becomes a Front in a National Debate Between Respect and Contempt

The tight-knit community of 3,900 is confused, concerned, and caught up in cultural crosscurrents.

Jill Underly, Wisconsin's State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
State Superintendent: Teaching About Racism Is Essential. Attacking Those Lessons Is What’s Racist.

Jill Underly published two editorials this week addressing the need to face our real history—and to recognize the racial “achievement gap” is really an opportunity gap.

Gov. Tony Evers gives his State of the State address in the Assembly chamber of the Wisconsin state Capitol on Feb. 15, 2022. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Evers Gives Wisconsin School Districts $15 Million for Mental Healthcare for Kids

A recent study from the CDC found that 37% of high school students experienced poor mental health during the pandemic and 44% experienced “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness.

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Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.

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‘The Quiet Majority Needs to Show Up’: Election Day Brings High Stakes for Schools, Local Government, Courts

Spring non-partisan races have been shaped by GOP-supported spending and messaging. Dozens of school districts forced to ask for additional local help to make up for the Legislature’s lack of support.

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Wisconsin GOP’s War on Public Schools Enters Primetime with Tuesday’s School Board Elections

While some parents are voting with teachers, school funding, and equity in mind, others are motivated by culture war issues that have exploded into the mainstream over the past year and a half.