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In troubling times, we count o...

Aug 19, 2017 by

Alan J. Borsuk – Muscle and music. Four years ago, I used that phrase as the key to a column kicking off a new school year. I...

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Charter schools are a hot topi...

Jul 31, 2017 by

I got a phone call Thursday from a reporter for a national news organization. He was interested in what the Wisconsin budget for the...

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Demond Means’ parting wo...

Jun 25, 2017 by

Alan J. Borsuk – “It’s been good to be in Wisconsin. I can’t wait to get to Georgia.” No, this isn’t 1965 with the Milwaukee...

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Immigrant children to share ex...

May 7, 2017 by

Sana Shakir hasn’t experienced the trauma and persecution of some of the students featured in “Refugee Kids,”  the documentary that...

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In education, a grizzly view b...

Jan 22, 2017 by

Alan J. Borsuk – You have to wonder after last week about how bearable the future of federal education policy is going to be....

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Parent demand drives growth in...

Jan 4, 2017 by

When Katy Van Schyndle toured Fernwood Montessori last winter as a potential school for her daughter, she was impressed by how many...

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Schools face tougher task in f...

Dec 21, 2016 by

Act 10 hasn’t helped, but many factors explain why fewer students are studying to become teachers Educators eager to blame Gov....

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Fears rise about growing divid...

Oct 12, 2016 by

Some see prospect of legal challenge over financial disparities between “have” and “have not” school districts By spurring an arms...

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Pace of teacher exodus in Milw...

Apr 25, 2016 by

Public school teachers in the Milwaukee area are leaving the profession at a higher rate than the state as a whole, and Wisconsin’s...

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St. Augustine school lines up ...

Apr 13, 2016 by

Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare are among the organizations that will partner...

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Plan to reassign teachers rais...

Mar 22, 2016 by

More than 100 teachers could be reassigned, pushing up classroom sizes in some early grades at dozens of Milwaukee Public Schools...

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Education dwindles as an issue...

Mar 6, 2016 by

Alan J. Borsuk – A reader asked me to write about Donald Trump’s education platform. I can’t, I said. There...

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Report cites seclusion and res...

Feb 10, 2016 by

By Annysa Johnson – Students with disabilities are restrained and secluded in Wisconsin’s public schools at an alarming...

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Principal brings energy, promi...

Jan 3, 2016 by

Alan J. Borsuk – His mother was 13 when he was born. His father was imprisoned for many years. His family was homeless at times...

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Bill steers $1.25 million to M...

Dec 27, 2015 by

By Annysa Johnson – A Marquette University summer reading program for children developed by former Milwaukee Public Schools...

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Student’s D-Day research...

Nov 19, 2015 by

By Meg Jones – Before the B-24 bomber nicknamed Victory Belle crashed into Nazi-occupied France shortly after the D-Day...

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MPS panel declines to vote on ...

Oct 14, 2015 by

  Plan would put public school, charter school under one roof By Annysa Johnson – A Milwaukee Public School committee on...

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Head of firm chosen for new Wi...

Sep 15, 2015 by

The president and CEO of the Minnesota firm chosen to produce the new Wisconsin Forward Exam is a former Wisconsin Republican...

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Selling hope – Company p...

Sep 6, 2015 by

The fast-growing Brain Balance Achievement Centers claims its $5,000 program can help correct a brain imbalance that the company says...

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Classroom technology writing s...

Jul 21, 2015 by

By Mike De Sisti – I will not talk during class. I will not talk during class. I will not talk during class. You may remember...

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