Wisconsin Education News

February 25, 2020

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


Menomonie School Board clarifies students’ rights to speak at meetings following controversy

Menomonie (WQOW)- The Menomonie Area School District clarified its policy on students' rights to speak at school board meetings Monday after concerns about the policy resurfaced at a recent school board candidate forum.

$35K contract for police at school events turns into heated debate, protests Monday

A $35,000 contract not initially up for discussion at the Madison School Board meeting Monday night ended up the most hotly debated topic among board members.

Exploring school finance

At each school board meeting, Milton School District Director of Business Services Carey Bradley has been giving a presentation on school finance. She’s taking it one topic at a time.

Schools, hospitals fight to stop the spread with flu numbers 'up substantially'

MADISON, Wis. — The number of influenza cases in Madison is up substantially, according to the latest numbers from UW Hospital.

Black literature course brings inclusion to Wauwatosa East HS: ‘We all feel equal’

WAUWATOSA -- Juniors and seniors at Wauwatosa East High School are diving into a new black literature course that's helping bring about empathy, inclusion, and change.

Nicolet Elementary nominated for state’s Blue Ribbon award

MENASHA, Wis. ( WFRV ) – The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has nominated Nicolet Elementary school in Menasha for this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools Program.

Officials approve posting job notices for social worker, custodian

The Poynette School District plans to add a social worker and additional custodian to its ranks. Poynette School Board members gave administration the authority to post the job announcements during their meeting last week.

Construction begins on district’s campus in March

During the second half of March, students, staff and community members will begin to see changes happening at the Poynette School District campus.

New spaces dedicated

Celebration was in the air at Lake Mills High School over the weekend as the new facilities were dedicated and shown to the public for the first time Saturday.

Pay hike for Oconto teachers, support staff OK'd

OCONTO – The Oconto School Board has approved a pay increase for 2020-21 for the district’s teachers and support staff.

Friends of the Milton Pool make $12,000 donation

The School District of Milton’s new pool will be easily recognized once it’s constructed.

Panel to study school boundaries

While construction continues on the new Karcher Middle School, the Burlington Area School District Board of Education continues to move forward on other referendum objectives, including a new grade configuration plan.

Business breakfast connects business, city and schools

The dining complex at Maranatha Baptist University was host to this year’s Community Business Breakfast, which provides local businesses, government officials, university and Watertown Unified School District faculty, staff, and students the opportunity to gain knowledge on relevant business topics as well as helps to connect participants to each other’s services.

The gift of options

The Watertown Unified School District will have a difficult decision tonight during its monthly meetings. During the meeting, the school board will ultimately decide if it will move forward with a plan created by the district to alter Lebanon Elementary School’s education style from a traditional education to an environmental/outdoor education focus.

Sun Prairie Middle School project raises awareness for people with disabilities

CITY OF SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (WMTV) -- Raising awareness for those with disabilities: Middle school students in Sun Prairie will participate in gym class while getting experience with different abilities.

Fox Valley high school students learn leadership, stress management at Teen Symposium

MPS students get a crash course on the real-world through partnership with local businesses

MILWAUKEE — This Black History Month, a family-owned construction company is giving back to our next generation.

"It's a no-brainer:" Supporters for MPS referendum kickoff Public Schools Week

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --  Milwaukee leaders, parents and teachers came together on Monday, February 24 to show their support for an upcoming referendum that would benefit Milwaukee Public Schools.

Aspiring Administrators Workshops - March 2020

Do you know someone who would make a good principal? Have you thought about it yourself? The Aspiring Administrator Workshop is for outstanding educators whom we hope to attract to school administration. The Workshop's primary purpose is to connect teachers, whose career goals include seeking administrative positions, to currently practicing administrators through publications, in-service programs, attendance at WFEA-sponsored programs, AWSA meetings, etc. These opportunities will provide an excellent introduction to topics, issues, problems, and other facets of school administration.