Education


Jill Underly will become Wisconsin's next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
Underly Wins State Superintendent Post While GOP Holds On to Two Legislative Seats

Conservative-backed candidates win two Court of Appeals judgeships as voters take part in local, non-partisan elections.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Wisconsin Schools Have 69 Referenda on Ballots. Some Just Ask for Basic Funds.

From keeping programs in place to bringing sites into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, cash-starved schools are asking their communities for extra funding due to the Legislature’s restrictions.

Kevin Zimmermann
Black History and Slavery a ‘Small Part’ of US History? This Suburban School Board Candidate and Cop Says So.

Milwaukee Police officer Kevin Zimmermann has a social media history full of extreme comments and COVID-19 falsehoods on public and private accounts.

Jill Underly and Deb Kerr face off in the April 6 election for state school superintendent. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Candidates for Wisconsin’s Top Education Job Have Decidedly Different Positions

Voucher schools, resuming in-person instruction among the contrasts in a contentious race.

Milwaukee Public Schools building
Most Milwaukee Students Headed Back to Classrooms Next Month

Parents will still be given the option to keep their child in all-virtual classes.

FILE- University of Wisconsin System President and former Gov. Tommy Thompson addresses a crowd at a March 28, 2016, campaign event for then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who was running in the Republican presidential primary, at the River Steel plant in West Salem. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
75% of Fall Classes Will Be Taught in Person, Says Head of UW System

But a day after Tommy Thompson’s pronouncement, UW Madison warns of a spike in COVID-19 cases as a variant virus shows up in the area.

Jill Underly and Deb Kerr face off in the April 6 election for state school superintendent. (Graphic illustration by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
April’s Two State Superintendent Candidates Differ on Funding Voucher Schools

Underly and Kerr emerge from a seven-candidate primary field.