Wisconsin Education News

November 14, 2018

The Wisconsin Education News is a daily update of education news and events that are taking place around Wisconsin. 


Walworth school takes science effort to younger kids

WALWORTH  A middle school program that reaches out to girls who want to learn to write computer code is now reaching down into the elementary grades.

Williams Bay's new school cop could be on duty by January

WILLIAMS BAY — The school district and village are working out the final details for a school police officer, after voters approved a tax increase to pay the cost.

Big Foot eyes ‘premier’ status after narrow referendum victory

WALWORTH — With voter approval of nearly $9 million in borrowing and spending, work is already beginning on outdoor recreational facilities at Big Foot High School.

KUSD feeling good about accountability scores

The Kenosha Unified School District is holding its head high after getting its latest report card from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

School food pantry opens in Adams-Friendship High School

All students in the Adams-Friendship Area School District have access to a free supper at the end of the school day. Some have a snack or use the meal to fuel up before practice.

Options limited for Nekoosa girls soccer players to play sport they love

NEKOOSA - No one would have been happier for a chance to take part in the first day of girls soccer practice March 19 than Kaci Giese, Madison Lloyd and Kaitlin Stojak.

Portage makes slight gains, meets expectations in school report cards

The Portage Community School District improved its overall score for the second straight year in state report cards released Tuesday.

State report cards: Green Bay schools meet state's expectations on yearly report card

La Crosse schools meeting expectations -- but with room to grow

The School District of La Crosse has once again made the grade, meeting expectations on its state-issued report card, although many students are lagging behind. 

Waupun School District meets expectations

WAUPUN — The Waupun Area School District is reviewing the results of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction report cards, but has already started some new programs it believes will increase district achievement overall.

Do school district reports affect college admission?

Eau Claire (WQOW) — School districts around the state have gotten their report cards, and school districts in our area are continuing to meet or exceed expectations when it comes to teaching and preparing your children for furthering their education. 

Adopt-a-School partnership thrives, looks for more community members to get involved

The Adopt-a-School partnerships are organized by the Foundation for Madison Public Schools, the philanthropic arm of the Madison Metropolitan School District. First organized in 2001, the foundation has given more than $10 million to public schools throughout Madison and facilitated more than 70 community partnerships through the Adopt-a-School Program.

Project Drive Sober: Schools educating youth

Marla started the Eliminate Drunk Driving Education Foundation. It's her goal to share the consequences of driving impaired to young drivers, and she's talked at school districts. Her goal is one the Appleton Area School District is also taking on.

Dells new high school should be ready for 2020-2021 school year

With the high school referendum passing by a margin of two to one, the School District of Wisconsin Dells is making progress towards getting students into the building in time for the 2020-2021 school year. 

School board approves first referendum work

The Lake Mills Area School District Board of Education thanked the community on Monday at its regular meeting for supporting the two referendum questions for expansion and athletic fields at the high school.

Lake Mills Schools exceed expectations

The Lake Mills Area School District received an exceeds expectations rating according to school district report released by the Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday.

Jefferson school board reviews referendum win

JEFFERSON — Had the Nov. 6 referendum failed to pass, the mood at Monday’s school board session and today’s subsequent administrative board meeting could have been quite different. School District of Jefferson officials would have faced the task of finding roughly $775,000 to cut from the next year’s budget and an increasing amount in the years thereafter.

Janesville schools slip on state report card

The State Department of Public Instruction is out with it’s school report cards, and Janesville did not do as well as last year, or arguably as well as the state on average. 

Grants to boost safety in schools

The Jefferson, Fort Atkinson and Whitewater school districts recently received state Department of Justice grants to upgrade safety and security measures in their buildings in a number of areas.

Animal ag classes added at high school

JEFFERSON — Two new agriculture courses will expand options for students at Jefferson High School starting next year.

Madison School District’s state report card scores increase slightly

The Madison Metropolitan School District maintained its three-star rating Tuesday while its score on the Department of Public Instruction’s latest school accountability report card rose nearly two points from last year.

School District of Beloit Turner exceeds expectations

BELOIT - The School District of Beloit Turner exceeds expectations, according to the school report cards issued Tuesday by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Statewide 'report cards' issued for school districts

BELOIT - The School District of Beloit report card overall score of 60.1 was a decline from last year's score of 61.9, according to the school report cards issued Tuesday by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI).

Beaver Dam Unified School District meets expectations on DPI report cards

Area students are not the only ones receiving report cards right now. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction report cards for state school districts were made public today.

Students prepare for another Real Life Academy

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Real Life Academy is a partnership program with the Eau Claire Chamber Educational Foundation, Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Eau Claire Area School District.

High school students learn about communication and journalism at UW-Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) – High School students from all across Western Wisconsin met at UW-Eau Claire to learn more about the world of journalism.

Franklin, Oak Creek, St. Francis schools get decent grades for student achievements

None of the public school districts in southern Milwaukee County underperformed during the 2017-18 semester, according to report cards issued by the state's top education agency.

Assignment: Education - New Spanish Exchange Program

LA CROSSE, Wis. - When learning a foreign language, practice helps develop knowledge.

Stevens Point Area Public Schools "Meet" Expectations on State Report Card

STEVENS POINT — The Stevens Point Area Public Schools released its District and schools’ report cards today, noting that all of the District’s schools received classifications of “meets” or “exceeds” expectations, with one elementary school receiving classifications of “significantly exceeds”.

Unique program in Green Bay connects parents with their autistic children for first time