We start off the New Year with a look at the upcoming legislative session. Our cover story features articles from the Senate and Assembly education committee chairs. We also look at the Marshfield School District and their use of Professional Learning Communities in their schools.
education and the 2011-12 legislative session
Senate Committee on Education Chair Luther Olsen and Assembly Committee on Education Chair Steve Kestell share their thoughts on the upcoming legislative session. Learn more about these two important education stakeholders below.
The December 2010 issue of Wisconsin School News takes a closer look at some of the programs and ideas in Wisconsin public schools that will be featured at the State Education Convention.
This article tells the story of how a partnership between a small school district and a program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is benefiting students at both the university and school district.
In Association News, we recap the Legislative Advocacy Conference, which took place Nov. 13. You can find photos from the event and presentation handouts on our events recap page.
With the Fall elections heating up, In the October issue of Wisconsin School News, we interviewed Scott Walker and Tom Barrett, the candidates for governor. We also took a look how some small districts are bringing advanced engineering classes to their students.
Coming together for a different future
Schools in southwestern Wisconsin have teamed up with their local CESA and technical college to bring advanced Project Lead the Way courses to their students. The partnerships have been positive for the schools and most importantly, the students.
This month's Communication for Leadership column offers some advice on improving internal communication in a school district. Resources for this article can be found on the National School Public Relations Association Web site.
Be Smart About Fire Safety
Fire Prevention week is Oct. 3-9. This month's safety offers a few tips for fireproofing your home and school. Here some additional resources from the Federal Emergency Management Administration:
In this issue, we hear from three organizations with their ideas to transform public education; we take a look at the array of educational options, such as charter schools and virtual education; and, among other articles, we discuss how strategic planning can help a district control its future.
where is public education headed?
Three groups - CESA 1, CESA 6, and Wisconsin Way - offer ideas on how to improve public education.
The August 2010 issue of Wisconsin School News takes a broad look at some of the skills students need to be successful today. Features also include a look at the Common Core State Standards, and integrating technology into the classroom.
Educating for Today
This feature looks at the Common Core State Standards, which Wisconsin recently adopted.
The June/July issue of Wisconsin School News examines what the recent passage of the health care bill means for Wisconsin School district. Other articles include interviews with UW Education Professors Erica and Richard Halverson and a feature on talking transparently about the budget with your community.
What Happens Now?
The cover story takes a look at how the recent health care bill and implications it has for public school district. These Web sites offer a more detailed perspective on the legislation.