The state Department of Public Instruction has given Burlington school administrators 30 days to produce a plan for updating district policies and for preventing racial harassment that the state has called “severe, pervasive and persistent.”
An Indiana University survey shows that more than a quarter of parents plan to have their kids skip the vaccine.
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Underly was the top vote-getter in the February primary, with Kerr a close runner-up.
"It’s not just her embarrassingly tone-deaf approach to racial issues that makes Kerr’s campaign so unsettling."
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The former Brown Deer Schools superintendent has been supported by Republicans.
The field will narrow to two after next Tuesday, with voters choosing the next leader of the Department of Public Instruction on April 6.
Of the state's 421 public school districts, 408 provided some form of virtual learning this spring, when schools were closed for in-person instruction beginning in mid-March, according to a report released Wednesday.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our schools in ways never seen before. It magnified many existing inequities in our state and highlighted essential areas where our students and educators need further support,” State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor said in a news release.
Ahead of Monday’s meeting, 112 statements were collected from community members in support of the proposed waiver.
The drop in enrollment could mean a decrease in state funding, which could lead to teacher salary and hiring freezes, as well as put a halt on facility update projects.
The lawsuit alleged that the move was designed to make voucher scores look worse when compared to public scores.
High school teacher Joe Fenrick and elementary principal Steve Krull both filed paperwork this week to run in next year's election — expanding the field of candidates to six.
In her second and final State of Education Address, Stanford Taylor said Thursday she'll seek increases in special-education and mental health funding in the state's next two-year budget.
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor delivered the annual address virtually Thursday afternoon.
A majority of Wisconsin school districts surveyed by the state education agency indicated they were reopening school in some capacity this fall, while an online start was more popular for urban and suburban districts.
Deborah Kerr, who resigned this summer after 13 years as superintendent of the suburban Milwaukee school district, filed last month to run for state superintendent in April, becoming the fourth person to file for the post.
Current State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor is not seeking election.
Eleven of the 421 school districts in Wisconsin have applied for a waiver to start school before Sept. 1, citing unreliable internet access and wanting to reconnect students and teachers.
It's expected that state funding allocations will change as school districts amend their individual budgets in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Conference athletic directors have added a July 21 meeting so they, hopefully, can receive additional guidelines from the state Department of Public Instruction, local school districts, public health officials and the WIAA prior to addressing fall sports competitions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Madison School District announced Friday it will consider three options for reopening schools in the fall, including online-only instruction, all in-person classes or a “hybrid” of the two.
Private and public school administrators asked a legislative committee for legal immunity if students get sick, and for expanded broadband access, as part of a hearing Wednesday on reopening schools.
The state Department of Public Instruction released an 87-page guidance document Monday with recommendations for schools reopening in the fall.