Backers of Madison Preparatory Academy, a publicly funded charter school sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Madison, say it will help change the fortunes of minority students. Skeptics say it's an unproven model that will serve a relatively small number of students.
Madison School Board member Lucy Mathiak's announcement Wednesday that she won't run for a third term sets the stage for a potentially crowded election next spring.
Will resentment over developer's campaign contributions to GOP leaders who have cut city and school aid this year make the project an even tougher sell this time around?
The Madison School District failed to follow state law when it denied the Wisconsin State Journal access to more than 1,000 sick notes submitted by teachers who didn't show up for work in February, according to a lawsuit filed by the newspaper Thursday.
Madison teachers would receive $200 gift cards as year-end bonuses under one school board member's proposal — all paid for with the savings generated by teacher absences that forced school closures in February.
A Republican initiative would allow a statewide panel of political appointees to make decisions on publicly funded charter schools.
Rumors and anxieties abound over the impact Gov. Scott Walker's budget will have on public schools.
The Madison School Board approved a one-year extension of Superintendent Dan Nerad's contract on a 5-2 vote Monday.
The Madison School Board on Monday night approved a South Side neighborhood charter school geared toward urban agriculture, nutrition and the environment.
Policy gaffes and communication missteps have plagued Dan Nerad's administration over the last year and created the impression that when it comes to taking action on initiatives both large and small, the Madison school district can appear to be foundering.
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The Madison School District is investigating the conduct of at least one administrator, the district’s executive director of human resources, Robert Nadler, confirmed Wednesday.
Will the Edgewater generate as much tax revenue as backers predict? The history of the Hilton Monona Terrace suggests maybe not.
In 2005 voters approved the Madison Metropolitan School District’s five-year maintenance referendum. But it's unclear where the money has gone.
The Madison School Board voted unanimously to freeze salaries for non-union professionals and administration. But the board still must manage a remaining gap of $5.6 million.
Pay freezes, pay cuts or furloughs for employees of Madison's school district will be on the table as school board members offer options for solving the budget crisis.
For more than a year, Lucy Mathiak has been asking for details on how the $26.2 million was spent, and her patience is wearing out.