With back-to-school season in full swing, we turn our attention to school immunizations for today’s episode. Our guest is Sarah Hughes, immunization coordinator with Public Health Madison & Dane County, who answers a host of listener calls about the vaccination schedule for K–12 students, healthcare access for low-income communities, the public controversy around vaccination, and […]
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 […]
Today as we observe Juneteenth and celebrate the freedom of all people in the United States, Ali hosts a critical conversation about ongoing racial injustice and the impact of intolerance and discrimination on young people. Together with guest Jeff Spitzer-Resnick, she takes a close look at the racial dynamics in our public schools, particularly through […]
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. […]