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.
Let’s talk education! For today’s episode, Ali hosts a roundtable discussion with Mary Swenson (English teacher, West High School), Natasha Sullivan (7th/8th grade teacher, Badger Rock Middle School), Lydia Hester (student, East High School), and special guest Walter about navigating the divide between teachers, students, and administrators. They spend the hour talking about issues vital […]
That’s the question our reporting interns Peyton Barber and Mario Canacasco set out to investigate. For the past two decades, there have been MPD police officers stationed in each of the major Madison high schools, paid for by the school district. But recently, this deal has come under scrutiny by community members who say that […]
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, […]
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, […]