Education

Reconsidering ACT testing and school report cards after the pandemic

The mandatory ACT student testing dates were set; contracts with testing vendors were signed; nothing could be changed. Republicans in the state Assembly and...

Education Committee spends minutes on voucher expansion, hours on home-school debate

The steady expansion of programs that siphon public money into private schools is seen by public school advocates as an existential threat to public...

Republicans reject Gov. Evers’ entire plan for building projects, including $1...

In a continuation of Wisconsin Republican Legislators’ strategy of obstructing Gov. Tony Evers’ agenda, the State Building Commission rejected the governor’s $2.4 billion proposal...

Sparks fly between Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly at online forum...

The state superintendent candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN) was not a dull affair.  Jill...

Joint Finance Committee announces four public budget hearings: Only one...

Joint Finance Committee announces four public budget hearings: Only one is virtual, and none in Milwaukee

Group studying history of racism at UW releases report on troubled...

The complicated relationship between students at UW-Madison and the campus police department goes back decades, according to a report released this week by the...

Republicans and Democrats agree on this: Teaching the Holocaust With antisemitism...

Recent national events are now part of history: The man storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” shirt. The chants...

Biden urges states to speed up COVID-19 vaccinations for teachers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is urging states to prioritize teachers for COVID-19 vaccines, setting a goal of ensuring that every pre-kindergarten through 12th...

Poetry for the people Dasha Kelly Hamilton, Wisconsin’s first Black poet...

On Inauguration Day, while the country was still on edge after the horrific violence of Jan. 6, Dasha Kelly Hamilton — Wisconsin’s newly inaugurated...

Protecting women or a transphobic agenda in new sport participation bills? ...

To kick-off March as Women’s History Month, three Republican lawmakers — Rep. Barb Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc), Rep. Janel Brandtjen (R-Menomonee Falls) and Sen. Kathy Bernier...
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