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Why a holistic approach to stu...

Apr 2, 2019 by

Learning a foreign language can be challenging for many students, although the benefits far outweigh any downsides. In fact, research...

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In the UW System, a big data t...

Mar 10, 2019 by

MADISON – Across the country, college students face the challenges of navigating daunting course catalogs, notoriously...

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Putting youth on a fast track ...

Dec 16, 2018 by

A Milwaukee nonprofit reaches out to underserved youth to help them find a way into in the region’s robust industrial and...

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Tony Evers to seek unprecedent...

Jul 30, 2018 by

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers will seek an unprecedented increase in school funding for students with disabilities...

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UW-Madison study affirms traum...

Jul 21, 2018 by

Neglect, abuse, violence and trauma endured early in life can ripple directly into a child’s molecular structure and distort their...

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Doc Stadler a finalist in 2018...

Mar 20, 2018 by

VILLAGE OF HARTLAND – Students and staff at Lake Country School surprised a longtime janitor at the school with some exciting...

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A bizarrely complex governing ...

Oct 28, 2017 by

Alan J. Borsuk – What if we’ve created an education landscape in Milwaukee where it is impossible to bring serious improvement?...

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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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