Wisconsin Education News

March 31, 2020

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

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Teleservice Considerations for Related Services During the Current Public Health Emergency

As school districts explore options to provide all students with continuous learning and distance learning opportunities, related service providers may be considering teleservice as a service delivery model. This document follows a Question and Answer format and includes key points for practitioners to consider prior to providing services virtually. Links to resources are included. The document concludes with privacy precautions to take when providing school-based teleservice.

45 Wisconsin school districts have asked for instructional hours to be waived amid COVID-19 pandemic

Less than two weeks into a statewide closure of schools in response to the new coronavirus, more than 10% of Wisconsin’s districts, including three with Dane County students, have asked the state Department of Public Instruction to waive a requirement to provide students with a set minimum number of instructional hours each year.

Staff will continue to be compensated while schools are closed

The Waterloo School District staff will continue to be paid while the facilities remain closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The school board met via conference call Monday, March 23 to discuss matters pertaining to COVID-19.

School districts begin offering lunch drive-up, delivery

As school closures due to COVID-19 continue, local districts are trying to find creative ways to get students the food they need.

Racine Unified librarians hope to launch virtual help desk soon

RACINE — With their libraries shuttered, Racine Unified librarians are working on a new way to provide resources to students and their families: a library in the cloud.

Green Bay Area Public School District distributes Chromebooks to students as part of alternative learning plan

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Green Bay Area Public School District announced on Monday it will begin implementing its alternative learning plan.

Eau Claire Area School District launches Student Meals on Yellow Wheels program

Eau Claire (WQOW) - During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eau Claire Area School District is doing something to make meals more accessible.

MMSD finalizing virtual learning plans

The Madison Metropolitan School District is finalizing how virtual learning will work for its students.

Students Return To Class, But Not To Classrooms

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - School is not out for summer, and it's not out forever. Classes are back in session for Green Bay area students - but classrooms are not.

'It was almost like Disney World': Shorewood and more Wisconsin districts start virtual learning Monday

Monday, March 30 was day one of virtual learning for Shorewood schools.

Students across Dodge County area are using technology to get back to school work

Students in the Beaver Dam Unified School District went back to work Monday, but did not rot return to the school buildings that shut down in Wisconsin to battle virus that causes COVID-19.

School districts learn how to move classes online

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — For many area school districts, spring break is over and that means students are heading back to classes. Schools are empty as learning now takes place virtually.

Cedarburg School District hosts food drive while connecting students with e-learning essentials

CEDARBURG -- School children in Cedarburg who came to pick up materials for online classes Monday, March 30 also helped those in need.

Green Bay School District students return to class for mixture of virtual and pencil-and-paper instruction

GREEN BAY - School resumed Monday for more than 21,000 Green Bay public school students with a mix of virtual and pencil-and-paper instruction.

WATCH: Chippewa Valley educators make videos telling students they miss them

Chippewa Valley (WQOW) - Teachers in the Chippewa Valley are sending a message to their students that they miss them.

Distance learning begins in earnest next week

Spring break usually brings to mind vacations and a week away from school. The fight against the spread of COVID-19 is giving a new look to the 2020 spring break.

Neenah Referendum Part 3

The Neenah Joint School District's hopes to build a new high school will rest in the hands of voters in roughly two weeks and in light of recent events, they've had to shift their focus to reaching voters online.

Carter approved as next Cormier principal

D.C. Everest hydroponic farm pays big dividends in wake of COVID-19

WESTON, Wis. (WSAW)- Schools across the area are doing their part to make sure that families in their communities don't go hungry, but one in particular is going above and beyond on that front.

In a shutdown, local teachers try to give students a ‘sense of normalcy’

Just as he does every month, Jake Donze, principal at Robbins Elementary School in Eau Claire, checked in with his students and led a song on Monday morning for the school’s “Monday Morning Meeting.”

Evers one-on-one: Governor discusses state and federal response to COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – Governor Tony Evers is optimistic and confident about the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 outbreak, though he admits that the situation will get worse before it gets better.

Food service goes curbside for student meals

“Hi, how are you? We miss you guys. Stay healthy.” These are the type of sentiments people collecting grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches from the Marshall School District can hear from staff members who provide twice-weekly curbside pick-up in front of the elementary school.