Education


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 emerged from a pack of seven candidates on Tuesday's primary election as the top contenders for 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.

Jill Stukenberg's son Julian, 7, works on schoolwork as part of the Wausau school district’s virtual-learning program. The district began the school year with an online-only learning model because of COVID-19, but the Wausau school board voted recently to allow students back in classrooms starting Nov. 3 if their parents allow it. (Photo courtesy of Jill Stukenberg).
Wisconsin Republicans Force Schools to Choose Between Safety and Money

Joint Finance Committee decides some federal funds will be reduced for school districts still holding classes online.

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)
Here’s the Mess Betsy DeVos Left for Incoming Education Secretary Miguel Cardona

Former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos left the department’s funding for low-income schools, protections for students with disabilities, and rights for survivors under Title IX in shambles.

The Milwaukee Public Schools administration building is shown. (Photo via Milwaukee Public Schools/Facebook)
Milwaukee School Board Approves April Reopening Plan

Roughly 300 special-education students will return Feb. 8, with start dates for pre-K through high school staggered throughout April.

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Burlington Mom Forced to Leave Town After Speaking Out About Racism in Local Schools

After tensions erupted last year, a local anti-racism group says the school district is doing the bare minimum.

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.