Carolyn Stanford Taylor grew up in the segregated South before rising to become Wisconsin's top educator.
James A. Sewell, 70, died from accidental drowning after he was swept away by flood waters Monday night on Madison's Southwest Side.
Kaleem Caire said the reason he put out the email was to set the record straight on what happened with Madison Preparatory Academy, especially as it remains a hot topic in the current School Board election.
The east side festival, now its 47th year, attracts national and even international performers. It's also a major fundraiser.
With union members mobilized by Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining changes, the upcoming recall elections, a divisive debate over a charter school proposal the union opposed and a looming rewrite of employee work rules, the Madison Teachers Inc. endorsement could be influential.
Both races for Madison School Board feature matchups between a candidate with strong business acumen and boardroom experience versus a minority candidate with experience more representative of the district's growing student population.
Since 2007, there have been nine elections for seats on the Madison School Board. Only two have been contested. This year, two seats on the School Board are hotly contested, a political dynamic that engages the community and that most members of the board welcome.
My column this week focused on the gap between Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Dan Nerad and Urban League President Kaleem Caire over how to combat the achievement gap in the city's public schools.
She expressed concern that the quotes I included did not provide the full context of her views.
Leaders of a proposed charter school for low-income minority students said Friday they expect to have sufficient funding and will open Madison Prep as a private academy next fall but will continue to seek school board approval to make it a publicly funded charter school in 2013.
A Madison School Board member who opposes the current proposal for Madison Preparatory Academy could support the controversial charter school if it opened in fall 2013.
The Urban League's proposal to create a Madison Preparatory charter school is, at its heart, a proposal about public education in our communit…
Yeah or nay, both sides agree the Madison School Board will be sending a message Dec. 19.
Madison School Board members plan to grill Superintendent Dan Nerad tonight about the district's updated improvement plan, which lists inconsistent practices among schools and classrooms as a reason the district faces sanctions under No Child Left Behind.