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.
From free tuition to food pantries, two-year colleges try to counteract plunging enrollments with new programs to make college more affordable and accessible.
Milwaukee Area Technical College offers free tuition, debt forgiveness, early credit to make college cheaper and more available to a diverse student population.
Over the past five decades, state support for special ed has dwindled, and staff shortages and turnover make it difficult to provide required services.
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.
Proposals to update the state’s nearly 30-year-old revenue scheme stall out in the Legislature as voters increasingly are asked to OK new spending.
Cutting or eliminating student loan debt would ‘change everything,’ says one Black University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee alum struggling with a six-figure debt.
Schools are not the superspreader sites that many feared, but research indicates U.S. students fell behind in math during the pandemic
As infections in the state surge, some rural schools are forced to suspend in-person instruction or integrate virtual students into classrooms.
Jessica Barrera said her son Niko did well learning at home after coronavirus shuttered schools nationwide this spring. She has decided to continue with remote learning for him this year as well.
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.
Gaps in federal drinking water standards enforced by the state leave numerous school and day care sites untested for lead in drinking water; numerous lead service lines remain.