Wisconsin Education News

July 9, 2020

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

Evers Won’t Issue New Shutdown Order

The COVID-19 death toll is slowing down, but the infection is spreading in Wisconsin at the fastest rate in months. And Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday that while the state is providing resources to combat it, the most direct tools are in the hands of Wisconsin residents, acting voluntarily.

Grafton School District loses appeal, must reimburse parent for private school tuition

The Grafton School District must reimburse a mother who spent $78,000 a year in tuition, plus expenses, for her son to attend a private boarding school that specializes in learning disabilities, a federal judge in Milwaukee said Wednesday.

Howard-Suamico releases draft of school reopening plan

SUAMICO, Wis. (WBAY) -Action 2 News is getting a better idea of how the Howard-Suamico School District is planning to reopen for the up-coming school year.

Survey finds majority of Janesville parents want kids back in class this fall, but some have reservations

JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- Many questions still surround if and how schools will reopen this fall, but one of the biggest questions is how schools will handle classes -- whether they'll be in-person, online or a mix of both.

Beloit School Board approves transition plan for new interim superintendent

BELOIT—The School District of Beloit Board of Education approved interim Superintendent Sue Green’s coaching contract to help newly named interim Superintendent Dan Keyser transition into his role and approved conferences for Keyser and board members at its Tuesday evening meeting.

Franklin unveils plans for in-person schooling this fall

FRANKLIN — Franklin School District unveiled its plan to move forward with in-person schooling five days a week in the fall.

School districts in SE Wisconsin make plans as fall classes approach: ‘Doing everything we can’

So, what will the start of the school year look like for students in southeastern Wisconsin? Many districts are still formulating their plans.

Deerfield pushes ahead with graduation plans

Deerfield will hold some form of in-person graduation on July 27, with plans based on new COVID-19 restrictions.

Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don’t reopen

Determined to reopen America’s schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don’t bring their students back in the fall.

Pence says CDC changing school reopening guidelines after Trump called them 'tough and expensive'

WASHINGTON – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is revising its guidance on reopening schools after President Donald Trump tweeted his disagreement with them, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday.

CDC expected to change guidelines on school reopening, local educators union express concern

The Wisconsin Education Association Council Region 7, which covers the state's southeast region, says interference in what public health experts say is safe to do for political reasons is a major concern for educators today. They say area teachers want to get back in the classroom, but safely.