Marinette, Walworth counties, Green Bay, Eau Claire and Waukesha have higher rates; experts say higher quality training may be keeping statewide numbers low
Author Archives: Peter Cameron / The Badger Project
Peter Cameron is an award-winning investigative journalist and the managing editor of The Badger Project (thebadgerproject.org), a nonpartisan journalism nonprofit which covers Wisconsin state government and politics. He worked at daily print newspapers in Scranton, Pa., and Wilkes-Barre, Pa., as well as in Madison, Wis., and Chicago, before returning to Wisconsin to launch The Badger Project. He graduated from UW-Madison in 2005, and grew up in Waunakee, Wis. He lives and dies with every Badger basketball win and loss.
Nearly 200 Wisconsin officers back on the job after being fired or forced out
Of more than 1,000 officers ousted in the past five years, some returned to police work after allegations including sexual harassment and drunken fights
Republicans keep grip on Legislature despite Democratic spending spree
Democrats spent millions trying to hold and win back seats in the state Legislature in 2020. They barely made a dent. Blame gerrymandering?
As semester ends in Wisconsin, COVID-19 fears shrink — while concerns of academic slide grow
Schools are not the superspreader sites that many feared, but research indicates U.S. students fell behind in math during the pandemic
Wisconsin schools ‘whipsawing’ as COVID-19 hits rural districts
As infections in the state surge, some rural schools are forced to suspend in-person instruction or integrate virtual students into classrooms.
Wisconsin’s rural students face a digital divide as some return to screens instead of school
Schools in Wisconsin have spent millions of dollars on hotspots to help students with poor internet service learn online as the coronavirus pandemic grinds on.
‘Everyone has to have it’: Broadband gap leaves rural Wisconsin behind during coronavirus crisis
Wisconsin’s dearth of high-speed internet in rural areas makes virtual schooling, remote health care and working from home even more difficult.