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July 17, 2014

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Calls for Repeal of Common Core in 2015

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has called for his state legislature to approve a bill repealing the Common Core State Standards next year.

July 09, 2014

Some Rural Wisconsin Districts Receive Minimal Transportation Aid

Aid that was meant to offset transportation costs in rural districts was also awarded to several wealthy urban districts.

June 24, 2014

Rural Wisconsin School Population Projected to Decline

Some rural Wisconsin districts could lose more than 30 percent of student populations by 2040.

May 08, 2014

Wisconsin Task Force Recommends Teacher Licensure Flexibility, Funding Changes

A Wisconsin rural school task force has recommended that lawmakers relax teacher licensure requirements and change funding formulas to benefit rural schools.

April 28, 2014

Paper Slams Privately Run Charters, Rocketship Model, for Wisconsin Schools

School reform efforts, especially blended-learning charters like Rocketship Education, could negatively impact students in Wisconsin, a new paper argues.

April 25, 2014

Amid Budget Cuts, Rural Wisconsin Schools Share Teachers, Expand Distance Learning

Rural schools in Wisconsin are sharing teachers and utilizing distance learning to save money without cutting courses.

January 22, 2014

Private School Vouchers On Lawmakers' Agendas in Some States

Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Indiana all have proposals to provide vouchers for students who are poor or students with special needs.

January 14, 2014

Wisconsin Task Force Considers Rural Educator Retention Plan

Wisconsin lawmakers have formed a task force focused on rural schools, and they're considering proposals that would improve teacher retention, among other issues.

January 10, 2014

Charter Expansion Bill Spurs Debate in Wisconsin

A new bill in the Wisconsin House of Representatives that would expand charter schools in the state prompted seven hours of debate on Thursday.

October 31, 2013

Wisconsin Teachers Sue to Support Gov. Walker's Act 10

Five Wisconsin teachers have sued to permit provisions of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial Act 10 regarding collective bargaining, passed in 2011, to proceed.

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