November 18, 2013 - 5:01am
West Bend Superintendent Ted Neitzke speaks in support of the Common Core State Standards at a press event in early October.
Wisconsin lawmakers took hours of testimony on the Common Core State Standards at public hearings last month around the state.
November 18, 2013 - 4:45am
School vouchers are a hot campaign issue in Tuesday's special election for an Assembly seat outside Milwaukee.
The possible expansion of private school vouchers appears to be a key issue in a special election in suburban Milwaukee for the state Assembly, Tuesday.
November 12, 2013 - 11:25am
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin is trying to narrow a dramatic income disparity between white and African-American households. Photo: StretchyBill [CC-BY-SA]
The Madison area has a relatively low jobless rate, but that doesn't mean people can always find work, especially those with minimal education or training.
November 11, 2013 - 6:37pm
The state law restricting public union bargaining rights got a thorough airing in oral arguments before the state Supreme Court on Monday.
November 7, 2013 - 4:57pm
Under the amendment, school boards would no longer need the approval of the majority of a district's public school teachers before converting to a charter district.
Republicans have introduced an amendment that would let school boards more easily convert all public schools in their district to charter schools . Under the amendment, school boards would no longer need the approval of the majority of a district's public school teachers before converting to a...
November 7, 2013 - 11:59am
A University of Wisconsin program directed at non-traditional adult students will begin accepting applications in a few weeks.
November 6, 2013 - 11:20am
After more than four hours of debate, the state Senate has passed a bill that would make it harder to force school districts to change their Native American mascots or logos.
November 5, 2013 - 12:29pm
Rural school districts whose property tax revenues are less because of national forest land will now get direct aid from the federal fund that compensates towns with such lands. (File: Chequamegon National Forest, by Eric Tastad (CC-BY-NC-SA))
A number of rural school districts in Wisconsin are going to get some much needed funding thanks to a bipartisan rule change approved in the state legislature. The districts will now be able to tap directly into revenues from national forest land.
November 4, 2013 - 3:33pm
University of Wisconsin’s Oshkosh and Green Bay campuses are getting money to start up engineering technology programs. The schools in northeastern Wisconsin say the courses will help area employers fill the “skills gap.” When the UW System recently “freed up” more than $22 million to pay for a...
November 1, 2013 - 2:22pm
A state legislator from the only school district in Wisconsin to have school bus seat belts wants to make it state law.