(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.
(WORT) — In the latest edition of Isthmus, Allison Geyer reports on the success of the dual-language immersion classes in the Madison Metropolitan School District and some unintended consequences of the growing program. She joined Dylan Brogan at the WORT studios.
MADISON (WORT) — Dane County officials are moving forward with an indoor ban on e-cigarettes. The City of Madison is discussing whether to increase fees on sidewalk cafes and more debate is scheduled on Mayor Paul Soglin’s controversial bench ordinance targeting the city’s homeless residents.
MADISON (WORT) — Nearly 100 people rallied at the Capitol Thursday evening to protest what’s likely coming in the next state budget.
MADISON (WORT) — When Madisonians go to vote on April 7th, a week from Tuesday, they’ll see two referenda on their ballots. The first concerns how the State Supreme Court’s Chief Justice is chosen. The second is a referendum on school facilities.
How are we preparing Madison youth for life after high school? Are we giving equal access to opportunities for each student? What work is being conducted to combat racism in our schools? What is our three year plan for bridging the extraordinary disparities in academic success between white and black students? Check out this edition of A Public Affair with the Superintendent of MMSD to find out more!