In 2014, the Madison school district replaced a zero-tolerance discipline policy that emphasized expulsion with new practices that keep kids in school. Dean Loumos, Madison School Board member, talks with Tony Castaneda about successes and bumps in implementing the new policy, and how it keeps kids involved in activities such as sports, drama and music.
(WORT)–With school budget season just around the corner, many public schools in Wisconsin are asking residents to give them the power, once again, to raise more revenue. 72 school districts around the state have referendums on the April 5th ballot, and the outcome of those votes will determine whether many of those schools will be […]
(WORT) — In 1962, Bernard became the first African American to be hired by the Madison Metropolitan School District. Rich with details about life in the segregated south and the prejudiced north, this three-part-series takes a personal look at the entrenched history of racism in the United States.
Are you ready for the start of a new school year? What challenges does the Madison Metropolitan School District face in this upcoming year? How will funding be distributed and how will budget cuts be handled? Check out this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
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.