A new survey of University of Wisconsin System students has found that most respondents are afraid to express their views about controversial topics in class out of fear other students won’t agree or it could hurt their grades.
Tired of turmoil, Kiel residents rebuke far-right school officials
Seven months after a transgender bullying investigation spurred bomb threats, moderates regain control of the school board in Kiel, Wisconsin.
In Kiel, Wisconsin, attack on ‘critical race theory’ ignores bullying of Black student
Parents urged Kiel High School to respond to racial bullying their teen faced at school. Backlash forced him to transfer — and upended life for others in town.
They escaped the Taliban. Now these women in Wisconsin face a new challenge: the high cost of college.
Ten female students at the UW-Milwaukee thought they had full scholarships. Now the Afghan evacuees are scrambling to pay for school.
‘It’s something we owe.’ Madison church pays ‘voluntary tax’ to Indigenous nations
The $4,000 payment is part of an effort by St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church to acknowledge its debt to Ho-Chunk who once lived there.
Bomb threats, canceled events, empty schools: How a bullying probe paralyzed a Wisconsin town’s democracy
The Kiel school district’s closure of a Title IX investigation under pressure sends a ‘chilling message’ expert says. But some residents tell LGBTQ youth: ‘you are not alone.’
Years after federal investigation, racial disparities persist in Milwaukee Public Schools suspensions
Despite making up 50% of the Milwaukee Public Schools student body, Black students have received 81% of suspensions this school year, according to data presented to the Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Tuesday.
Wisconsin Watch’s best photos from 2021 capture moments of elation, contemplation and joy.
A selection of work from Wisconsin Watch photographers that provides a glimpse into the daily lives of the people who help us tell our stories.
Midwestern community colleges work to lure, and keep, students struggling with poverty and other barriers
From free tuition to food pantries, two-year colleges try to counteract plunging enrollments with new programs to make college more affordable and accessible.
MATC broadens access for Milwaukee students amid historical inequities, dropping enrollment
Milwaukee Area Technical College offers free tuition, debt forgiveness, early credit to make college cheaper and more available to a diverse student population.
Wisconsin’s special ed system: High stress, sparse state funding
Over the past five decades, state support for special ed has dwindled, and staff shortages and turnover make it difficult to provide required services.
Wisconsin schools called police on students at twice the national rate — for Native students, it was the highest
School officials refer thousands of children to the police each year. In Wisconsin, children with disabilities or who are Black, Latino or Native bear the brunt of it.