The program first started during the 2014-15 school year.
Negassi Tesfamichael is the local education reporter at The Cap Times. He joined the paper in 2018. He previously worked as an intern at WISC-TV/Channel3000.com and at POLITICO.
The conference will give black girls a chance to connect with powerful black women in Madison.
Students met with and presented their demands to Superintendent Jen Cheatham earlier this month.
Gloria Reyes was selected as the board's new president.
The Franklin Elementary School staff member has an initial court appearance on Friday morning.
Members originally aimed to hire an interim superintendent by the end of May.
Hiring a superintendent is the most important job of a School Board, according to the Madison School Board's current and past presidents.
A source said the Madison School Board, in a closed session Monday, authorized MMSD’s attorney to enter into negotiations with chief of elementary schools Nancy Hanks to take over as interim superintendent.
The center, tucked away on a patch of land in Monona that includes a series of wetlands, prairies and woodlands, is opening a play-based, nature preschool this fall that officials hope will help further the group’s overall mission of educating future generations about the natural world around them.