Education

What you need to know about the candidates in the 7-way...

Wisconsin’s public schools face multiple crises: dire funding shortfalls, some of the nation’s worst racial disparities, a global pandemic that disproportionately kills people of...

Giving public schools a shot in the arm

Janesville Public Schools closed for classes on Friday, Jan. 22, in order for school employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. These vaccinations happened despite...

Education secretary nominee says teachers should be prioritized for vaccines In...

WASHINGTON—The president’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department said Wednesday that he wants teachers at the front of the line for vaccinations as...

The racial and income fault lines over ‘back to school’ Families...

During a Jan. 12 floor debate, state Sen. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) called the use of virtual school amid the COVID-19 pandemic a “social injustice.” Kooyenga...

School boards confront racial mascots The Wisconsin Association of School Boards...

School board members voted on a resolution to address the use of racial and ethnic school mascots at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards...

The campaign to save snow days As leaders craft plans to...

As leaders craft plans to return students to the classroom, some hope to retain the cherished tradition of snow days

The science on COVID-19 and the classroom As pressure mounts on...

As a new semester gets underway, conflicts continue over whether schools can safely return to in-person instruction as COVID-19 remains widespread. But in the face...

State superintendent candidates crowd the debate stage  Seven candidates seek to...

The seven candidates vying for the post of state superintendent are all hoping to put forth a vision for bringing Wisconsin’s schools out of...

The race to reopen schools

A pickup basketball game is in full swing on the playground at Milwaukee’s Fernwood Elementary the Saturday before Christmas. The pandemic is at its...

Biden picks former public school teacher as secretary of Education

WASHINGTON—President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday formally introduced his nominee for secretary of Education—Miguel Cardona, a veteran of public schools and the third Latino selected...
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