Stories tagged: "covid in schools"


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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...

Kiel Police Dept
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.

Madison protest
Opposition to School Pandemic Safeguards Becomes a Trojan Horse for Other Culture War Issues

Once-sleepy spring elections in Wisconsin get heated with comments about history, race, and the role of partisanship.

School Board Battles National Groups
Education Advocates Warn of a ‘Very Well-Coordinated Disinformation Campaign’ Against Public Schools

Conservative opposition to science-based COVID safeguards then extended to teaching more accurate history lessons. The culture war-based campaigns distract from years of underfunding and undermining local control.

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UW System Will Drop Mask Requirements by Spring Break

The decision comes as Wisconsin's latest COVID wave rapidly subsides.

A healthcare worker assists a COVID-19 patient in an intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
COVID Is Spiking Again in Wisconsin—Just in Time for the Holidays

The situation mirror’s the state’s worst COVID spike on record, which happened last November.

(Photo via School District of the Menomonie Area)
COVID Causes Menomonie Schools to Cancel Classes Next Week

Announcement comes as children account for the largest number of new COVID-19 cases in the state.