Wisconsin Education News

October 14, 2019

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


New middle school construction set to begin

With fall temperatures and related weather issues fast approaching, the Burlington Area School District gave its official stamp of approval to start construction on the new incarnation of Nettie Karcher Middle School Monday night.

Community input sessions set for Madison superintendent search, possible 2020 referendums

The public will be able to weigh in on two of the biggest issues facing the Madison School District in 2020 — a new superintendent and two potential referendums.

Madison School District shares second annual National Coming Out Day video

The video is one of a few initiatives the district has added in recent years to support its LGBTQ+ students and staff, including 17 designated Welcoming Schools.

Green Bay district proposes balanced budget of $279 million

Fond of the pond: Student artwork is installed at the Ellsworth community pool From an idea to a mural

After almost four years of brainstorming, designing and painting, a colorful mural has been installed outside the entrance of the Klaas-Jonas Community Pool.

Former WAEC leader and longtime teachers advocate Morris Andrews dies

Morris Andrews, who spent two decades fighting for teachers’ union rights as head of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, died Thursday night from complications caused by a stroke and cancer. He was 83.

Partners in Education: Augmented reality sandbox used in one Green Bay science class

GREEN BAY, Wis. — In a day where it seems everything is interactive, one teacher at Green Bay West High School, wanted to use that idea in her science class.

Wisconsin is at a crossroads on homelessness

Despite promising efforts, the relentless trauma and indignities of homelessness remain a daily reality for approximately 20,000 men, women and children in Wisconsin.

Nicolet High School partners with Generosity Feeds to pack more than 12K meals for those in need

GLENDALE -- Hundreds of volunteers prepared meals at Nicolet High School on Saturday, Oct. 12 intended for local families and kids in need -- and volunteers said they hoped to make it an annual event.

New bills could fully fund 4-year-old kindergarten, extend to some 3-year-olds

Two new pieces of legislation being considered at the state Capitol would fully fund and expand kindergarten for Wisconsin's 4-year-old students.

Will cursive become a lost art form? Not if these Wisconsin lawmakers can help it

Racine Unified enrollment declines by nearly 550

RACINE — Enrollment at Racine Unified School District has now been in decline for a decade.

Luxemburg-Casco High School gives public tours of animal lab

Luxemburg-Casco High School recently invested in a lab, but it's not the kind you'd expect to find in a classroom.

Bullen Middle School marks 50 years

The past melted away as former students, teachers and administrators came out Saturday to share memories and help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bullen Middle School, 2804 39th Ave.

Cass Street School opens new STEM Center

Students cheered as the ribbon was cut on October 3, 2019, to open the new STEM Center at Cass Street School.

Two Dane County communities rank highest in high school grad rates

DANE COUNTY (WKOW) —  Two communities in Dane County rank the highest when it comes to high school graduation rates in Wisconsin, according to a new study.

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