Matthew Gutiérrez is currently the superintendent of the Seguin Independent School District near San Antonio, Texas. Later this year, Gutiérrez will become the next superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District. The school board unanimously chose him to lead the district last month, but a group of leaders in Madison’s black community have expressed concerns […]
Last month, Frank Allis Elementary School teacher Vica Steel shared an open letter with Our Lives magazine saying that the Madison Metro School District had asked school staff to no longer use the same bathrooms as students. According to Steel, who is an out transgender woman, no other schools received this request and her cisgender […]
While Madison students struggle to read, an ideological battle rages between proponents of different teaching styles. Last month, the state took a strong new stance on phonics education in schools. Recently, the state’s Department of Public Instruction announced it would recommend more Wisconsin classrooms use explicit phonics instruction. It’s the most recent development in the […]
Wayne Strong is running for Seat 7 on the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Board of Education. Strong will be running against incumbent Nicki Vander Meulen on April 7th. WORT producer Shaun Soman spoke with Strong about his campaign for the school board earlier today.
Nicki Vander Meulen currently holds Seat 7 on the Madison Metropolitan School District’s Board of Education. Vander Meulen is a juvenile attorney, has been a disability-rights advocate since a young age, and was elected to Seat 7 in 2017, becoming the first school board member who is openly on the autism spectrum — not just […]
Yesterday, the Madison Metropolitan School District received a demand letter from the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. The letter, which is usually the step taken before an entity files a lawsuit, relates to the District’s guidance document about how staff can support transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive students. Sherie Hohs is a social worker and has […]