Some Milwaukee school board members are questioning whether a local nonprofit that has received nearly $1.3 million in no-bid district contracts over the past decade is delivering on its promises to improve student achievement.
Milwaukee Public Schools did not distribute $500,000 it allocated to reimburse parents for gas, bus passes and mileage. Parents say buses still run late.
About half of Milwaukee Public Schools buildings lack full or partial air conditioning, risking learning loss. The district has no plan for major upgrades.
Wisconsin preschoolers are five times likelier to be expelled than students in K-12 schools. Providers and advocates are working to lower the risk.
Child care centers often replace children whose behavioral struggles are linked to shifts in routine or disabilities.
The pandemic created unprecedented challenges for Wisconsin’s early childhood teachers, and it’s taking a toll on their mental health.
Schools will emphasize phonics and administer more testing in grades K-3 to improve literacy.
Wisconsin lets public schools reject applications of students with disabilities who seek transfers across district lines — a form of exclusion courts have upheld.
Many taxpayer-funded ‘choice’ schools in Wisconsin have anti-LGBTQ+ policies, often justified by Christian beliefs. And there’s little the state can do about it.
The state Department of Public Instruction says it has no legal authority to force private taxpayer-funded schools to accommodate students with disabilities
Often, people assume that dyslexia is just mixing up letters such as “b” and “d.” It can be that for some people, but that’s not the only symptom.
Industry experts and child care providers say effectively addressing needs will require the efforts of government, employers and families.