The push for school lunch programs initially came about during the turn of the last century. The first programs were rolled out in Chicago and New York public schools, then the largest school systems in the nation, in the early 1900s. Since the earliest days of those initial efforts, there has been a constant debate […]
Today on the show, host Ali Muldrow is joined in the studio by former school board member Ed Hughes and Madison Teachers Inc. executive director Doug Keillor to discuss issues pertaining to Madison K–12 schools, including the budget, upcoming referendums, the search for a new superintendent, and the ongoing fight for public education. Ed Hughes […]
US Representative Ilhan Omar and Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a bill earlier this year that would put an end to school lunch shaming, reimburse schools for all meal debt, and provide greater incentive to use local food. Today’s guest tells us why this might be the key for healthier food for kids across the country. […]
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.