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Invite Your Legislators to School

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

It’s time to invite your legislators to school. The November election has changed the political environment for K-12 education in Madison.  Many of you now have new legislators, but even if you don’t, now is a good time to renew your relationships. It is clear to me that in order to meet the challenges posed […]

Most Wisconsin Schools Meet or Exceed Expectations

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Most Wisconsin schools are meeting or exceeding expectations, according to the latest round of state report cards released today by the Department of Public Instruction. Across the state, nearly 84 percent of public and private schools and 96 percent of districts earned three stars or more in the five-star rating system in […]

Evers Names Gau Chief of Staff; Anton Transition Director

Monday, November 12th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Maggie Gau, who served as Tony Evers’ campaign manager for his successful guv bid and previously worked as a legislative aid in the state Capitol, will become his chief of staff. Meanwhile, JoAnne Anton, who formerly worked as U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl’s state director and now leads his philanthropic organization, will be […]

Walker Concedes

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Scott Walker conceded this afternoon, offering the “full support of my staff and our cabinet” as Dem rival Tony Evers begins the transition process. In a statement that thanked his family and aides and paid homage to his father, who passed away during the campaign, the guv praised Evers for “his […]

SAA Statement on Evers’ Election Victory

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The SAA has issued this statement on the election of Tony Evers to Governor.

Public School Districts and Private School Pupil Transportation

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

From the Legal Side . . . In its most recent Legal Update, the Strang Patteson Law Firm reviews a recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision regarding Wisconsin school districts’ private school pupil transportation requirements. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this […]

School Referendum Results

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

From The Wheeler Report … Please find linked below the School Referendum Results from around the state compiled by The Wheeler Report from DPI data. The success rate on these referenda questions is overwhelming.  Check it out. School Referendum Results

Senate GOP, Dems to Caucus Tomorrow

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Senate Republicans will caucus tomorrow in Room 411 South for leadership elections, according to Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald’s office. GOP legislative leaders had previously announced plans to come in next week for an extraordinary session. A Fitzgerald aide said the caucus plans to discuss scheduling, but didn’t plan to get into the […]

Wisconsin Voters Go for Divided Government

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … Democrats in Wisconsin are claiming a sweep of statewide offices after a wild election night that appears to end eight years of Republican dominance at the statehouse. But while state schools Superintendent Tony Evers declared victory over Gov. Scott Walker, the Walker team has not conceded. Josh Kaul also had a slim […]

Vote Tomorrow!

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Make sure you get out and vote tomorrow in Wisconsin’s Fall General Election.  The stakes are enormous in this election for public education.  Those elected will determine the direction of Wisconsin K-12 education policy for the next 2-4 years. The following contests will be on the ballot:  Governor, one of two U.S. Senate seats, U.S. […]

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