articles tagged "Education Reform"

School District Report Cards Are In!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | buzz
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Schools measure everything about students these days, providing quantitative measures of student’s performance against multiple state and national benchmarks. Last year, the state Department of Public Instruction expanded that trend to include grades for schools, and this year, for the first time, they’re issuing report cards for entire school districts. So how did your district do? And what kind of information do these reports tell us? Julie Underwood, an expert in school policy and the Dean of the University of Wisconsin Department of Education, and Bradley Carl, Wisconsin Center for Education Research researcher with the Milwaukee Public Schools joined the Monday Buzz with Brian Standing. more »

Common Core Under Fire

Monday, 16 September 2013 | buzz
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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization has the motto “Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Seek solutions to problems.” Each month, we check in with the Center for Investigative Journalism for the latest happening in the state. Reporter Nora Hertel joined host Brian Standing to talk about Wisconsin’s public education Common Core curriculum. more »

The First Day of School

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | A Public Affair
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Today, Tuesday September 3, was the first day back to school in Madison. Host Carousel Bayrd and her guests Jennifer Cheatham, Madison Superintendent, and Marjorie Passman, school board member, celebrated this day with a discussion of the education system in the Madison area. more »

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