Education


Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams, director of Gov. Tony Evers' Milwaukee office, is a candidate for state superintendent. (Image via Dr. Hendricks for Education)
Candidate Almost Didn’t Make It on Ballot Because She Put ‘Dr.’ on Nomination Papers

Wisconsin law prohibits “abbreviations or titles” on nomination papers, but Elections Commission staff erroneously told the candidate her papers were legal.

The Racine Unified School District will reopen for in-person learning next Tuesday. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Racine Schools Will Reopen While Madison Stays Virtual

Contrasting decisions from two of the state’s largest school districts embody a debate that has consumed the country for months.

Jeff Taff, a social studies teacher at Burlington High School, is on administrative leave after sharing conspiracy theories about the Nov. 3 presidential election and attending a pro-Trump event in Washington, DC on Wednesday that devolved into a riot that breached the US Capitol. (Photo via Burlington Area School District)
WI High School Teacher Suspended After Pushing Conspiracies on Students and Attending Trump Riot

“This is truly indoctrination,” says a local activist against racism in Burlington schools.

The candidates running for Wisconsin state superintendent are, clockwise from top left, Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams, Deborah Kerr, Troy Gunderson, Jill Underly, Sheila Briggs, Steve Krull, and Joe Fenrick.
State Superintendent Candidates Hold First Forum, Tackle COVID-19 Protocol

The field will be narrowed to two in Feb. 16 primary, with the winner decided in the April 6 election.

Cee and Peov Khuy of Madison are the parents of four children (left to right): Ellie, 4; Dominic, 6; Cameron, 11; and Mikayla, 13. The parents now juggle their full-time jobs and virtual learning for three of their children. Virtual learning can be challenging for parents and is one of the additional pandemic costs impacting public school districts. (Photo provided by Cee Khuy)
School Districts Will Not Recover From COVID Crisis in 2021 Without Funding Help

Already-stretched budgets are breaking from new expenses, and now Republicans may rub salt in the wounds.

Sara Shelton, 12, of Green Bay works on her schoolwork remotely.
Wisconsin Educators See Republican ‘Relief’ Plan as Divisive, Bullying

They want legislators focused on safety, connectivity, and support instead of forcing potential harmful in-person classes.

Four Ashwaubenon seniors earned third place at a national engineering competition for the creation of this non-invasive ventilator. (Photo provided)
How These Brown County High Schoolers Invented a Non-Invasive Ventilator

Four seniors at Ashwaubenon High School invented a simple, affordable, and non-invasive ventilator, earning third place at recent competition.