On today’s edition of Meet the Candidates, WORT news director Molly Stentz speaks with the candidates for MMSD school board seat 5: TJ Mertz, Ananda Mirilli, and Amos Roe. Over the course of the hour, the candidates discuss why they’re running, academic achievement gaps, budget priorities in the district, and school safety. The local spring […]
We pick back up with another edition of Meet the Candidates, this time for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) school board. For today’s show, Carousel interviews the candidates for seat 3, Cris Carusi and Kaleem Caire. They spend the hour discussing their priorities for the students and teachers of Madison’s K–12 school system.
ICE officials say 20 people were arrested on immigration-related charges in Dane County during a four day enforcement surge that ended Monday. Some East High School teachers and students reported spotting ICE officers near the school this week. MMSD Superintendent chief of staff Ricardo Jara says ICE was not on school property this week, but […]
It’s September, which means it’s time for our annual back-to-school check-in with the Madison Metropolitan School District! Carousel catches up with superintendent Jen Cheatham to get the scoop on MMSD, including the district’s Behavior Education Plan, their commitment to school empowerment, and an update on the ongoing issues surrounding emotional and physical safety at school. […]
As the school year gets under way, some students are more prepared to learn than others. MMSD’s Transition Education Program works to make sure kids with the least resources at home feel comfortable and ready at school. The program specifically helps students who are homeless get the supplies they need for school. Not just pens […]
The budget for the Madison Metropolitan School District is currently under review. Will Madison teachers get a raise? How do charter schools affect funding? Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd explores the MMSD budget with School Board Vice President James Howard.