Education

Senate endorses new restrictions against restraints on students

Students would get stronger protections from the use of seclusion or restraint under legislation that passed the state Senate on Tuesday. The bipartisan bill, SB-527,...

Selective high schools’ elite illusion Why competitive schools may not benefit...

We discovered this past year that the rich and famous poured millions of dollars into the coffers of elite universities in order to get...

U.S. House votes to torpedo DeVos student loan rule

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed a resolution Thursday that would overturn a Trump administration rule that critics say guts protections for defrauded student...

The schools our children deserve: beyond Milwaukee’s referendum battle Scary stories...

“Property taxes would spike under MPS referendum scenarios,” screamed the headline from the Nov. 19  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  “…more than doubling local property tax...

U.S. House to vote on upending DeVos student loan forgiveness policy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is expected to vote this week on a resolution that would overturn a federal rule that critics say guts...

Board votes not to dissolve Palmyra-Eagle School District Students and school...

On Thursday the School District Boundary Appeals Board voted 6-to-1 to deny a proposal to dissolve the Palmyra-Eagle Area School District. But what happens next...

Not just a picture: Baraboo one year later A year after...

It was the pre-prom picture that went around the world.  It was supposed to be a lighthearted, celebratory snapshot. It turned into anything but that:...

DeVos under fire during testy Capitol Hill hearing Rep. Glenn Grothman...

WASHINGTON — A Florida Democratic congresswoman on Thursday told Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, “You are the most unpopular person in our government.”  Rep. Frederica Wilson...

Report: millions wasted on Wisconsin charter schools that closed or never...

A new report by the Network for Public Education, a group founded by public-education advocate and former U.S. Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch, provides...

Eau Claire athletics program to undergo outside review after racist incidents

Intercollegiate athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will undergo an independent review by an outside agency after racist messages were circulated on campus...
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