Wisconsin Education News

August 23, 2019

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


Some Wisconsin schools are recruiting students to get into education field

Some Wisconsin schools are finding creative ways to get around a shortage of applicants for teaching and other school staff positions.

RUSD cost-of-living increases approved, medical discussion deferred

RACINE — Negotiations between Racine Unified School District and Racine Educators Union appear to have moved forward, though some issues, such as proposed changes to medical benefits, are still being discussed.

Latest news on the old River Falls Journal building now home to students Suggested Articles

The blue-roofed building is up and running as a temporary place for Montessori Elementary while the Academy Building receives a face lift and additions this upcoming school year.

Beaver Dam Middle School damaged after car crashes into building

BEAVER DAM, Wis. (WMTV) - A 22-year old Beaver Dam man is facing a felony charge after authorities say he crashed into Beaver Dam Middle School late Wednesday night.

UPDATED: $100,000 damage estimated at Beaver Dam Middle School following crash

Beaver Dam Unified School District is estimating damage to Beaver Dam Middle School, 104 Fourth St., to be over $100,000 after a 22-year-old man crashed into the building Wednesday night following a police chase.

Tomah High School locker rooms to get upgraded ventilation

The Tomah School Board took action to make the locker rooms at Tomah High School a little more pleasant. Board members during their regular monthly meeting Aug. 16 authorized the district to seek proposals to install rooftop ventilation units in the boys and girls locker rooms.

The benefits of propane powered school buses

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - We're a little less than two weeks away from the start of the new school for many kids in our area. Buses will soon be hitting the road as kids head back to class. The Oshkosh Area School District, which contracts with Kobussen Buses, will once again be transporting kids in propane powered buses.

School leaders oppose ice castle's proposed new location

Lake Geneva school officials are voicing opposition to moving the popular ice castle winter tourist attraction to a new site near Eastview Elementary School.

MPS launches community-wide school survey

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Public School District wants to know what it can do to improve as students head back to class.

Eau Claire School District releases interactive boundary change map

Eau Claire (WQOW) – The Eau Claire Area School District has posted a new interactive map for families impacted by the elementary school boundary changes.

WIAA renews concussion insurance for all student athletes

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- As fall sports seasons are about to start, student-athletes and their families can rest assured when it comes to concussion related medical expenses.

Elmbrook to spend $7.3M to build a new gym and upgrade the HVAC system at Tonawanda Elementary

Reedsburg program receives $145,000 grant

The Community Learning Center at the Reedsburg School District plans to expand its program with the help of a continuation grant.

Eau Claire community pays off school district lunch debt

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Students in the Eau Claire Area School District will start the school year without any lunch debt thanks to the generosity of our community.

De Pere school boundaries could be redrawn by 2020-21

Six area schools earn recognition as WIAA Award of Excellence recipients

Twenty-seven schools were named recipients of the WIAA Award of Excellence in 2018-19, according to an announcement from the WIAA on Thursday.

Hitting the books: teachers, students at area school work to create library

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – School bells signaled the beginning of the school year for Pilgrim Lutheran School Wednesday, but one summer project will carry on into the fall.

Grantsburg High gets a new principal

As August winds down, school districts throughout the county are beginning to prepare for the new school year. Grantsburg High School has a new principal and he says he is excited to start the school year and interact with the students.

Kleinschmidt new associate principal at MHS

Matt Kleinschmidt is the newest associate principal at Milton High School.

The Teachers' Closet provides free school supplies to educators year-round

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) - Many teachers find themselves spending hundreds of dollars a year on supplies for their classrooms. A non-profit organization in Oshkosh looks to ease that burden.

Elementary Principals Convention - Kalahari Resort | October 2019

The 2019 Elementary Principals Convention will take place from October 9-11, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. Michele Borba, Sean Covey, and Pam Allyn will present our keynote sessions and the convention will feature over seventeen sessions focused on Elementary Leadership.