Among cancellations on high school calendars today are a National Honors Society induction at East, Diversity Week at La Follette, and an orchestra concert at West. But for some Madison students who have been enrolled in band, they might not have instruments to use during class. Peter Kuzma, arts education coordinator for the Madison school […]
Zero-tolerance has got to go; that’s one of the chants from a student walk-out last Friday protesting the firing of West High School security guard Marlon Anderson. Students and staff marched over two miles from West High School to the downtown school district administration building in protest, circling the building several times while chanting “Bring […]
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.