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Marquette Poll: Evers Leading Walker

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The new Marquette Law School Poll finds Democrat Tony Evers surging ahead of Republican Governor Scott Walker 49 percent to 44 percent among likely voters.  The poll also finds U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin expanding her lead on Republican Leah Vukmir.  For more coverage on the new poll, check out the news coverage from the Wisconsin […]

Evers Budget Request: $1.4 Billion K-12 Increase

Monday, September 17th, 2018

From WisPolitics: State Superintendent Tony Evers is asking for an additional $1.4 billion in state money over the next two years to fund K-12 education, more than double the boost schools got in the 2017-19 budget. The request comes as Evers challenges Gov. Scott Walker this fall with education funding one of the key issues. […]

145 Districts Receive Sparsity Aid payment; DPI Proposes Aid Increase

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The state’s small, sparsely populated school districts are sharing $25 million in aid payments that can be used to offset any costs the district incurs in educating its students. Sparsity aid is paid on the third Monday in September.  For more information, including a list of the districts receiving sparsity aid, see the DPI news […]

Evers Proposes New Money for Large Urban Districts

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

From … DPI Superintendent Tony Evers wants to add new money to the state’s five largest districts to help close the achievement gap, including aid to expand summer school and create grants to fund the start up and expansion of 3K. An overview posted at the Department of Public Instruction website notes the five […]

SAA Submits Questions to Walker, Evers Campaigns

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Earlier today, the SAA asked the Walker and Evers campaigns to respond in writing to several questions on current education issues impacting Wisconsin public schools and public school children.  Our intention is to forward the candidate responses to the entire SAA membership as soon as they are received. We have asked the candidates to provide […]

Second Round School Safety Grant Applications Due Today

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

From … Schools and districts have until the end of today to apply for the second round of school safety grants through the state Department of Justice. Earlier this month, the agency announced that 688 schools and districts said they’re intending to apply for the second round of funding — approximately $48 million — […]

General Election Sprint Begins with Attacks

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

From … Both sides wasted little time in going after Dem guv nominee Tony Evers and GOP Senate nominee Leah Vukmir with new ads signaling the sprint to the November general election. The state GOP announced a TV and digital ad accusing Evers, the state superintendent, of failing to keep students safe. The spot […]

DOJ Unveiling 2nd Round of Safety Grants

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

From … The state Department of Justice is unveiling the second round of the school safety grant program today aimed at bolstering mental health initiatives in schools, among other things. The announcement comes as the agency has weighed options for spending the remaining $43.4 million of state funding under the newly created $100 million […]

Evers: DOJ Should Use Remaining Safety Money for School Mental Health

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

From … State schools Superintendent Tony Evers says the state Department of Justice should use the remaining $40 million-plus in school safety grant funding to prioritize mental health. Evers’ comments came at a news conference yesterday at Schenk Elementary School in Madison, where he also unveiled the Department of Public Instruction’s 2019-21 budget request […]

DPI Announces Mental Health Grants

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Sixty-four school districts and consortiums are sharing $3.25 million in state grant funding to provide school-based mental health services. Additional information is available in the Department of Public Instruction news release here.

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