Summer is winding down and school is back in session! Carousel celebrates the first day back in class with school board president Gloria Reyes and recently-elected school board member Ananda Mirilli from the Madison Metropolitan School District. They discuss the search for a new superintendent, the importance of extending support to teachers in their struggle […]
As we gear up for the new school year, Ali talks all things back-to-school, including what students, parents, and teachers can look forward to this year. Our guests are Mike Hertting, chief of school operations for the Madison Metropolitan School District, and Tremayne Clardy, deputy chief of MMSD’s middle schools.
As she prepares to move east to take a position at Harvard University, Jen Cheatham joins Carousel in the studio to reflect on her six years as superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District. Their conversation is wide-ranging and includes topics like addressing racial equity in Madison schools, the role of parents in effecting change, […]
On June 11, in a snap vote, with no public discussion, the Madison School Board voted 4-3 to keep the Madison Police Department’s Educational Resource Officers in Madison schools. The vote, which extended the district’s contract with the City of Madison Police Department for another three years, came after years of intense community debate. Now, […]
Coming off the tails of the Madison school board elections earlier this month, Ali invites former school board president James Howard to the studio to reflect on his nine years of service. They have an open discussion about his early years in office, his role as the only African American member of the board, the […]
Jazz Jennings first became a transgender celebrity when she appeared in an interview on 20/20 with Barbara Walters at the age of seven. Since then, she has been the subject of a documentary series, become a YouTube star and now 18, recently completed her gender reassignment surgery. This Thursday, the Madison Metropolitan School District and […]