School achievement gaps remain wide in Madison. What has to change in order for that gap to shrink? A renowned researcher, an educational entrepreneur, an administrator in the Madison School District and a classroom teacher discuss the possibilities in a panel for Cap Times Idea Fest.
Each of the new assistant principals hopes they can use their experience in the Madison Metropolitan School District to help students navigate the system's challenges.
Principals and teachers are offering a sense of routine with their familiar faces and voices reading, doing daily announcements.
"I don't know how we do trauma-informed case with a whole bunch of white people," Grayson said.
The event comes after a middle school staffer was forced to resign after an altercation with a student.
The event is scheduled for April 16 at First Unitarian Society.
There's little sign that schools with poorer, more racially diverse student populations necessarily have more behavior problems.
Wright principal Angie Hicks told the board that the new uniform policy will decrease distractions for her students and, as such, aid in closing the school’s achievement gap, one representative of schools across the county and state.
A uniform proposal had been discussed several times in the past years, but the idea solidified in February when an advisory committee was formed.