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.
Wednesday host Lilada Gee speaks with former MMSD School Board candidates Ali Muldrow and Wayne Strong to discuss whether the Madison Metro School District adequately advocates for the needs of black students.
Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd profiles public charter schools in the Verona Area School District and Madison Metropolitan School District. She speaks first with Dean Gorrell, Superintendent of Verona Area School District, about the four charter schools in Verona (New Century School, Core Knowledge Charter School, Verona Area International School, and Exploration Academy). Then Carousel speaks with Dr. Jennifer Cheatham, Superintendent of […]
Next Monday the Madison Metropolitan School Board will consider Isthmus Montessori Academy’s application to become a public charter school. Today, Carousel Baryd speaks with advocates for and against the proposal. Current school board member Nicki Vander Meulen and former school board member and teacher Marjorie Passman explain why they are opposed to the proposal. Prior school board […]