Stories tagged: "education"

Julian Thomas Elementary School in Racine, built in the 1850s as Garfield School, will receive updates as part of the $1 billion referendum district voters passed in spring 2020. (Photo via Julian Thomas Elementary/Facebook)
Are Schools Infrastructure? Ask the Wisconsin Students and Educators Using Buildings Dating Back Over 100 Years.

Biden infrastructure plan meant to help districts where local voters may or may not approve critically needed repairs and staff to build a new generation of graduates.

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Wisconsin Is In a Childcare Crisis. The Pandemic Hasn’t Helped.

With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.

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.

Milwaukee Public Schools building
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.

The Dairyland Brew Pub opens to patrons in Appleton. A Wisconsin judge on Monday, Oct. 19, reimposed an order from Gov. Tony Evers’ administration limiting the number of people who can gather in bars, restaurants and other indoor venues to 25% of capacity. That decision was overturned in October. The issue of capacity limits was back before the Wisconsin Supreme Court Friday, Dec. 17. (William Glasheen/The Post-Crescent via AP File)
Latest Roundup of Wisconsin News Reveals Things Are Not Going Well

Monday headlines: State death toll hits 1,600. The return of bar and restaurant restrictions. And more school districts are abandoning in-person classes.

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Teachers Demand Legislature Step Up as They Struggle to Educate Students Safely

GOP lawmakers haven’t met in more than 170 days as educators struggle with costs, connectivity, and minimizing coronavirus exposure.

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More In-Person Classes Canceled as Record COVID-19 Surge Hits Wisconsin

Oshkosh high schools and UW-River Falls cite ongoing coronavirus spread.