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Federal Districts Feel the Pain From Standoff Over COVID-19 Aid
More layoffs and damaging cuts loom as districts move deeper into the school year with their budgets depleting and Congress stalemated over emergency relief.
Daarel Burnette II, September 28, 2020
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School & District Management How Layoffs Upend Life for Educators, Students, and Districts
Pandemic-inflicted budget cuts have cost thousands of educators their jobs. Here’s how that’s playing out in five districts around the country.
July 14, 2020
13 min read
Kelly Dighero, a 3rd grade teacher at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., gives a thumbs-up during her first online meeting with students and parents on the front lawn of her home.
Kelly Dighero, a 3rd grade teacher at Phoebe Hearst Elementary School in Sacramento, Calif., gives a thumbs-up during her first online meeting with students and parents on the front lawn of her home.
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School & District Management Virtual Teaching: Skill of the Future? Or Not So Much?
Leaders in some districts say remote teaching will now be a skill they will build even more in their existing teacher corps. Others are more skeptical.
Elizabeth Heubeck, April 20, 2020
7 min read
Federal Joe Biden Backs Two Proposals to Increase Education Funding in 2020 Swing State
Biden's campaign announced March 31 that the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate backs two local attempts to raise more tax revenue for schools.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 1, 2020
1 min read
Parent advocates, from left to right, Kari Baumann, Katie Kasubaski, and Claudine Kavanaugh, of Decoding Dyslexia Wisconsin worked to get a state law passed that defines dyslexia and requires the development of guidebooks on the disability for school districts.
Parent advocates, from left to right, Kari Baumann, Katie Kasubaski, and Claudine Kavanaugh, of Decoding Dyslexia Wisconsin worked to get a state law passed that defines dyslexia and requires the development of guidebooks on the disability for school districts.
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Special Education Dyslexia Is Not a Bad Word, Advocates Say. Schools Should Use It
A push to get dyslexia defined in state law and persuade educators to use the term has translated to new laws in 40 states.
Corey Mitchell, March 3, 2020
8 min read
Equity & Diversity Autistic School Board Member Pushes for Inclusion, Understanding
Schools are "still dealing with the belief that children [with disabilities] can't be educated with their peers," says Nicki Vander Meulen, an autistic school board member in Madison, Wis.
Corey Mitchell, February 19, 2020
5 min read
School & District Management Why Don't Struggling K-12 Districts Just Dissolve?
Emotions remain raw as educators and residents in a rural Wisconsin district dig for solutions after being denied the option of dissolving.
Daarel Burnette II, February 11, 2020
6 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Wisconsin
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
School Climate & Safety Briefly Stated Briefly Stated: Stories You May Have Missed
A special state panel in Wisconsin has rejected a financially strapped district's request to dissolve.
January 14, 2020
7 min read
Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
Tara LeRoy, left, and her daughter Bailey, 10, tend their pony at their home in Palmyra, Wis. LeRoy has joined with other parents in seeking ways the Palmyra-Eagle district could stave off dissolving because of financial pressures.
Lauren Justice for Education Week
Student Well-Being Open Enrollment Has Drained One District. It's Looking to Dissolve
Wisconsin’s Palmyra-Eagle district has lost more than half its students in the last decade, sparking a fiscal crisis. A special board is deciding whether the district should be allowed to dissolve.
Daarel Burnette II, December 10, 2019
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Marlon Anderson, a security guard in a Madison, Wis., high school, has been reinstated to his job after district officials fired him for repeating the n-word while telling a student not to use it. As one of the few black staff members at the school, Anderson said he sees it as his duty to educate black students who use the word casually about its ugly, racist origins.
Marlon Anderson, a security guard in a Madison, Wis., high school, has been reinstated to his job after district officials fired him for repeating the n-word while telling a student not to use it. As one of the few black staff members at the school, Anderson said he sees it as his duty to educate black students who use the word casually about its ugly, racist origins.
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Equity & Diversity Should Schools Have an N-Word Policy? Uproar Over Guard's Firing Forces Hard Questions
The firing of a black staff member for repeating the n-word while telling a black student not to use it underscores how uneasy many districts, schools, and educators are with handling the use of racist language in any context.
Christina A. Samuels, October 31, 2019
8 min read
Students play during an after-school program run by Wisconsin Youth Company at Leopold Elementary School in Madison, Wis.
Students play during an after-school program run by Wisconsin Youth Company at Leopold Elementary School in Madison, Wis.
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Science Who's Doing the Teaching After School Lets Out?
Faced with a push for academic programming, after-school providers are deploying new strategies to train and recruit effective educators.
Corey Mitchell, October 8, 2019
6 min read
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School Climate & Safety In Battle Against Bullies, Some Schools Target Parents
Looking for new ways to combat kids who bully, some communities are threatening to fine parents with no evidence that the approach is effective.
Hector Alejandro Arzate, September 3, 2019
8 min read
School Choice & Charters Wis. Gov. to Seek Caps on Vouchers, Charters in Proposed Budget
Gov. Tony Evers is one of several Democratic governors to come into office this year calling for a pause to school choice expansion.
Arianna Prothero, February 26, 2019
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