articles tagged "public schools"

Common Core Standards and Public Schools

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | A Public Affair
State Rep. Diane Hesselbein

What are Common Core standards? How are our public schools doing and what can we expect to see this year in terms of education policy? Tune into this edition of A Public Affair to find out more! more »

School District Report Cards Are In!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | buzz

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 »

School Privatization

Thursday, 16 May 2013 | A Public Affair

On Thursday, May 16th Allen Ruff talked with Ruth Conniff, Political Editor of the Progressive magazine, about the offensive against public schools and the push for school privatization. more »

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