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January 27, 2015

States' Efforts to Close Achievement Gap Examined in New Report

A recent report from the Education Commission of the States takes a look at how four states are innovatively or effectively tackling the various achievement gaps among students.

January 13, 2015

We Want to Give You a Choice of State Tests, Wis. Legislators Tell Districts

A Wisconsin bill backed by powerful state legislators would give schools a choice of certain state assessments. What are the complexities and consequences of that proposal?

January 09, 2015

It's That Time of Year: State Lawmakers Propose School Choice Bills

State lawmakers are revving up for their legislative sessions, and school choice-related bills are popping up, including a Wisconsin proposal to turn failing schools into charters.

January 05, 2015

Congressman Asks for Federal Review of Milwaukee's School Voucher Program

Rep. Mark Pocan, a Democrat, has asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to compare numerous outcomes between the voucher-receiving schools and local public schools.

December 12, 2014

Plan to Let Districts Opt Out of Common Core Floated by Wis. Lawmakers

The idea of the common core as a local option for districts isn't new.

December 09, 2014

Wisconsin School Voucher Program About to Hit 30,000 Student Mark

Wisconsin is home to one of the oldest voucher programs in the country, in Milwaukee.

November 04, 2014

Gov. Walker Wins the Wisconsin Governor's Race

GOP Gov. Scott Walker has won the Wisconsin's governor's race.

November 04, 2014

Rural Schools Hit by Wisconsin Budget Cuts

Rural schools have cut back on special education and library services in the wake of declining aid from the state.

October 14, 2014

Wisconsin Spent Millions on Vouchers to Disqualified Private Schools

Over the past decade, Wisconsin has spent around $139 million on school vouchers to private schools that were eventually kicked out of the state's program, according to a review by the Wisconsin State Journal.

October 13, 2014

Wisconsin Sunk $139 Million Into Private Schools Booted From Voucher Program

Over the past decade, Wisconsin has spent around $139 million on school vouchers to private schools that were eventually kicked out of the state's program, according to a review by the Wisconsin State Journal.

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