Wisconsin Education News

July 15, 2019

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

Neenah Joint School District considers buying 225 acres

NEENAH, Wis. (WBAY) - The Neenah Joint School District might make a big investment in its future next week by purchasing one property and selling another.

Local school districts in search of drivers ahead of new school year

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The first day of school will be here before we know it. School officials in our area are busy planning for the upcoming school year, and that includes transportation.

Partners in Education: Inspiration Acres

HOWARD, Wis. — At Inspiration Acres, students can plant farm, and grow their own food. It's an investment by the Howard Suamico school district, to inspire students to eat healthy.

Edgewood High can't use its field to play games, city Zoning Board of Appeals confirms

Before a packed room and after hours of discussion, the Madison Zoning Board of Appeals unanimously upheld city staff’s decision that Edgewood High School can not play games on its athletic field.

Village, town, school district disagree on who should pay for WHS resource officer

WATERFORD — Everyone seems to want some sort of dedicated police or security officer to be stationed at Waterford Union High School, but the invested parties can’t seem to agree on who should pay for it.

Troubled School On Board's Agenda

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - The report is in for how an outside firm did in trying to turnaround Green Bay's Washington Middle School in its first year of service.

Countylines: Randall School's new superintendent raps to introduce himself

In an effort to introduce himself to students prior to the school year starting — and in a way they can relate to — the new Randall School superintendent created a rap music video.

Unified finds a challenge in providing culturally relevant social studies materials

RACINE — With the adoption of new social studies curricula, the Racine Unified School District is looking to ensure that the diverse historical backgrounds of its students are reflected, and that resources portray multiple perspectives.

DeForest STEAM Camp focuses on hands-on learning with real-world applications

The fourth annual STEAM Camp, which was run by DeForest School District staff, covered science, technology, engineering, agriscience and math.

Ashley Field, new high school designs unveiled

During a nearly two hour meeting, members of the Sun Prairie School Board on July 8 received their first public glimpse at an updated Ashley Field — a stadium with at least 4,200 seats, a walk-around seating bowl and LED lighting to allow one high school home team or the other to have its colors on display.

Four MPS schools are approved to pursue IB authorization

After countless hours of preparation, four MPS schools will begin the journey toward International Baccalaureate (IB) authorization.

Building Effective Leadership Academy - Begins July 2019

The BEL Academy is designed to support principals & associate principals through relevant, ongoing learning specifically designed for leaders serving in years 2-5 who want an integrated, cohort approach to leadership development. Research shows that the greatest amount of principal turnover occurs during these crucial years. The BEL Academy is focused on not just helping a leader survive this critical career window, but thrive as an effective and balanced learning leader who is developing a learning organization.