In the wake of a heated meeting last week about whether or not to keep police in Madison high schools, more questions and opinions are arising about the role of education resource officers (EROs) in schools. On today’s show, substitute host Denise DeMarb digs into the nuances of this issue with guests from the ad […]
Candidates for the Madison Board of Education participated in a forum at Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Madison’s south side last night. The Capital Times, Simpson Street Free Press and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority hosted the forum. All three candidates attended: Mary Burke, a three-term incumbent running unopposed for Seat 2, as well as incumbent […]
Dozens of Madison public school leaders and students, county officials and state representatives all packed behind a podium today asking for gun control. They want Republicans to crack down on firearms after the deadly Florida school shooting earlier this month. The county has nearly 5,000 signatures on a petition demanding action from Governor Scott Walker […]
(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.