Stories tagged: "Teachers"

The Best Of: Wisconsin Education in 2022

Between the shift to at-home learning and the struggle to hire enough teachers, the past three years have been challenging for schools. But 2022 proved Wisconsin's emerged better than most.  Here are several "good news" standouts.

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...

Wisconsin Teachers Turn to Amazon, Facebook for Community Help Filling Their Classrooms

Amid rising inflation, and pay bumps not on par with the fast-rising cost of living, teachers hope #ClearTheList will prepare them for a new school year. “Hi there! I am a music teacher in a small suburban school in Muskego, WI.” “Hello! I am a second grade teacher in Green Bay.” The posts are everywhere....

‘Do Good Wisconsin’ Is Collecting Donations for Its Annual Teacher School Supply Drive–and You Can Help

The non-profit plans to support a record 107 teachers across the state this year.

July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Governor Evers Leads Wisconsin Schools To Top 10 Best in U.S.

Evers, the former State Superintendent of Public Instruction and an educator himself, made strengthening public education a cornerstone of his 2018 campaign. Since taking office, Evers has delivered a number of accomplishments in the education space.

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Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.