The Wisconsin education department is about to release a far-reaching school performance plan under increasing scrutiny from the Republican-controlled Legislature and threat of a lawsuit over how the plan is being created.
Superintendent Tony Evers easily won a third term as Wisconsin’s top education official over a conservative opponent dogged by questions over whether he broke state law by using a public school account to send campaign-related emails.
A Milwaukee Catholic high school is suing Milwaukee Public Schools for denying busing to 70 students who should qualify for district-funded transportation under state law, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Four of the nine seats on the Milwaukee Public Schools board of directors are up for grabs in the April 4 election, with two incumbents facing challengers and two others making way for newcomers to join the board.
New and remodeled school buildings, performance centers and swimming pools. Upgrades for technology, security and energy efficiency. And just plain old general maintenance — new roofs and boilers — work that has been delayed by years of razor-thin budgets.
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal was big on money for K-12 education – to the tune of more than $600 million over two years – but light on anything that might assist in expanding education options for Wisconsin families. Fortunately, the governor isn’t the only one with a say on this matter.
The field of candidates running for superintendent of Wisconsin’s public schools will be narrowed in Tuesday’s primary, with incumbent Tony Evers facing two challengers who have been sidetracked trying to explain allegations that they discussed working together to beat him.