Wisconsin Education News

December 9, 2019

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


Sun Prairie schools among 'Healthy Schools' award winners

Six school districts in Dane County — including Sun Prairie — were honored Dec. 5 by the Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools initiative aimed at promoting health and well-being for students, staff and families.

Multicultural Student Union educating teachers, students about difficulties students of color still face

One year ago, at the first MSU meeting, six students of color sat around that circle showing support for their peers and sharing stories. Now, the group numbers 40 in all and regularly draws 20 students or more every Thursday.

Madison School District could purchase Regent-Highland corner property for $300K

A small piece of property on the corner of Regent and Highland streets could soon be under Madison Metropolitan School District ownership.

CEO of Northern Rock Co. YMCA builds partners to serve kids

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WMTV)-- A new CEO of the YMCA of Northern Rock County makes community partners to serve students of all ages.

‘Violence is glorified:’ Trauma counselor weighs in on school threats and copycats

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- With the spate of threats against schools this week, and the subsequent arrests, CBS 58 is asking if there may be reasons why there have been so many in such a short time.

Parents voice concern as Oregon School District considers schedule change

OREGON (WKOW) -- Parents in Oregon are concerned after the district announced it is planning to extend the school day for elementary students next year.

We Energies customers powering their homes with energy from local, large-scale solar project

MILWAUKEE -- When you turn on a light this evening, a small part of that energy is coming from a roof in New Berlin. This, as We Energies has taken on a project that is brand new for the company.

Attention Madison alumni: Nonprofit looks to bolster engagement among K-12 grads

With about 1,600 Madison students receiving a high school diploma each year and no formal way to connect them to graduates of past years, a nonprofit partner of the Madison School District is undertaking a plan to boost alumni involvement, interaction and fundraising.

After Shootings Officials Discuss School Safety

On Monday morning at Waukesha South High School, a police officer shot a 17-year-old student who pulled out a gun and pointed it at an officer. It was just the beginning of a week of gun scares and lockdowns at eight different Wisconsin high schools. On Tuesday, a student was shot after stabbing a school police officer at Oshkosh West High School.

La Follette High School sophomores get community input as part of alcohol culture project

A group of La Follette High School students will spend the next two weeks learning about Wisconsin’s alcohol culture.

Beaver Dam Middle School gym back open

BEAVER DAM, Wis., (WMTV) -- The gymnasium at Beaver Dam Middle School, affectionately known as “the pond”, is back open after being closed for repairs for more than three months.

Green Bay school board compensation could change soon

As Oshkosh West students return to school after stabbing shooting; superintendent urges community to support students, staff

Tomah Area School District study in infancy

The Tomah Area School District isn’t close to taking any action on a facilities study compiled by a La Crosse consulting firm.

Local high school robotics teams get together for a day of learning and fun

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) - Students are gearing up for robotics season. 

Local school gives students business experience

UWAPL: District student population could increase 3.1 percent

The Sun Prairie Area School District’s enrollment will continue to grow by an average of 3.1 percent during the next five years, according to a report from the UW Applied Population Lab (UWAPL) given to the Sun Prairie School Board on Monday, Dec. 2.

Students, residents make last plea to save Palmyra school

PALYMRA — Without a school in Palmyra, there would be no “second home” for students, a seventh-grader said Thursday night before a crowded high school gym. And if she has to attend a new school, she worries about sitting at lunch by herself.

School board begins referendum planning process

The Waunakee school board is beginning to plan for a November 2020 referendum, and while board members have the projects in mind, several details – including the cost – have yet to be determined.

Stoner Prairie Elementary students make stop motion animation film

The stop motion animation film created by students at Stoner Prairie Elementary School in Fitchburg offered a way for everybody to experience the accessible art form.