The bill is meant to help alleviate Wisconsin's teacher shortage.
The resolution could be voted on by all Wisconsin school districts in January 2020.
What our schools want and need is funding that is predictable and sustainable. Our spending plan does just that.
The downside of the Madison system is that voters can see their choices limited or be shut out of voting for the candidates they prefer.
Wisconsin teachers pay about 12 percent of their health care premiums, on average.
A proposal introduced by Walker on Thursday doesn't address guns at all — whether it be allowing them in schools or restricting access to them — and instead focuses primarily on security upgrades.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers says it will take more than one budget to fix damage to schools.
Rep. Ken Skowronski, R-Franklin, and Sen. Terry Moulton, R-Chippewa Falls, are proposing to require state education and natural resources officials to write a curriculum for a firearm safety course that school districts could offer to their high school students as an elective.
School districts would face losing state funding for exceeding revenue limits under a package of bills released this week.
Lawmakers are mulling whether to build the state's spending plan from current funding levels, rather than work from Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal.
Public school advocates favor the idea.
A package of bills aimed at further combating heroin and opiate abuse in Wisconsin started to make its way through legislative committees this week, two months after Gov. Scott Walker designated it a "public health crisis."
Proposals would give state and local agencies the option of publishing certain public notices on their websites instead of in a local newspaper.
In changes to the state's voucher program last year, districts losing students to voucher schools got a considerably better deal.
Transgender and gender-queer high school students told Wisconsin lawmakers a bill regulating the use of school restrooms would have a severe negative impact their mental health, while the head of a conservative Christian organization called the alternative a "social experiment."
Over 100 people crowded a Capitol hearing room Thursday to testify on a bill that would require transgender K-12 students to use the bathroom …
The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that would overturn a 19-year-old ruling preventing the state superintendent of schools' powers from being transferred to the governor.
Under the proposal, transgender students would be required to use facilities designated for their biological gender, not the gender with which they identify.
At an annual meeting this week, disgruntled citizens voted to slash board members salaries from $2,500 to $0.
Clearly, Madison School Board members are not afraid to act boldly or defy convention.
It’s galling -- and a little scary -- to claim cutting positions and delaying programs aligns with any school district’s priorities.
The second-most frustrating thing about voucher expansion is that those on either side of the voucher debate can make just about any claim they want -- and taxpayers end up none the wiser.
An expansive, 29-page education proposal that passed the state Legislature's budget committee early this morning would fill in cuts proposed by Gov. Scott Walker while expanding the private school voucher program.
The School Board will take other steps to replace superintendent Tim Culver after the candidate it selected withdrew for personal reason, board president Tom Weber said.
Local members of the Wisconsin Education Association Council are turning their efforts toward school board races and reaching out to parents in an effort to eventually regain some influence in Madison.