Stories tagged: "school funding"

FILE (2016) - Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hold a campaign rally at UW-Eau Claire's Zorn Arena on November 1, 2016. (Getty Images)
After Losing the Supreme Court, Will Wisconsin Conservatives Exploit the State Constitution to Maintain Power?

Legislators in Madison might turn to constitutional amendments to protect former Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 and other attacks on labor and public education.

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Mixed Results for School Referendums Across Wisconsin—and Another Reminder of How Every Vote Matters

Only about 50% of school referendums seeking to exceed budget limits enacted by the Republican-controlled Legislature passed last week. Voters were more approving of bonds allowing schools to take on new debt to fund projects.

Election Results Prove– Democrat or Republican, Voters Want More Funding for Public Schools 

tl;dr A Democratic policy is popular even in counties where Wisconsin's Democratic governor isn't.

The University of Wisconsin Gets Creative to Recruit, Train, and Retain the Next Generation of Teachers

Long before the current nationwide shortage, universities had already reported a 35% drop in education majors from 2008-2018.

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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...

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Wisconsin GOP’s War on Public Schools Enters Primetime with Tuesday’s School Board Elections

While some parents are voting with teachers, school funding, and equity in mind, others are motivated by culture war issues that have exploded into the mainstream over the past year and a half.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a July 2021 press conference. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Unemployed Wisconsinites Will Keep $300 Boost After Republicans Fail to End It

The vote to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the bill failed along party lines. The boost will remain until its original September expiration date.