Wisconsin Education News

January 24, 2020

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


MPS goes back to drawing board on changing school start times

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee school board committee voted to table a discussion about overhauling school start times following a public comment session full of strong opinions.

Oneida Nation Disagrees With Mascot Decision

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - The Oneida Nation says it is frustrated by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards' decision not to support banning the use of Native American mascots and logos.

Local school district grapples with youth risk report

The Beloit School Board is considering how best to tackle some student issues after hearing the latest Youth Risk Behavior Survey report.

Residential development to drive up enrollment in Waunakee schools

Planning consultant Mark Roffers gave a presentation at this month’s school-board meeting, where he projected the impact newer developments would have on student enrollment.

Erickson retiring after 17 years in Webster

Jim Erickson has worked at the Webster School District as the superintendent for 17 years. After a difficult decision, Erickson has decided that at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, he will be stepping down and retiring.

Coleman Board Pleased With Renovation Work Compliments

At the Coleman School Board meeting on Monday, Jan. 20, Board president Ryan Wendt and other board members expressed pride and pleasure in results of remodeling/renovation work done at the elementary school portion of the building last year, and heard from Superintendent Doug Polomis about plans for the high school improvements planned to start on April 1 of this year.

'We put so much effort into the book': Sandburg students, families celebrate books they published on Ho-Chunk Nation

More than 80 authors and illustrators bounced around the classrooms at Sandburg Elementary School Thursday morning sharing their latest work.

2020 Middle and High School Principals Convention - February 12-14, 2020

Keynote speaker Jimmy Casas will open the conference on the importance of leadership in teaching and Colonel Art Athens will close the conference on The Power of Integrity. In addition, the conference features over twenty pre-conference, roundtable, and concurrent sessions on today’s most pressing issues.