The Madison School Board is down a member after Mary Burke abruptly quit last week. And they’ve got a lot of work to do. They’ve got a new superintendent to hire — and are gearing up to ask voters for several hundred million dollars to repair the aging high school buildings. Of the remaining members, […]
In a year already beset by campus strikes and off-campus riots, no wonder it rains on the Fourth of July. There’s even an early morning squall so strong it sends tree branches crashing down and flattening an 880 square foot tent at Warner Park. It’s put back up, and the weather clears by afternoon, as […]
The baby boomers make their presence felt in the Madison School System.
In 2014, the Madison school district replaced a zero-tolerance discipline policy that emphasized expulsion with new practices that keep kids in school. Dean Loumos, Madison School Board member, talks with Tony Castaneda about successes and bumps in implementing the new policy, and how it keeps kids involved in activities such as sports, drama and music.
(WORT)–With school budget season just around the corner, many public schools in Wisconsin are asking residents to give them the power, once again, to raise more revenue. 72 school districts around the state have referendums on the April 5th ballot, and the outcome of those votes will determine whether many of those schools will be […]
(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.