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Wauwatosa School District Estimates Spending $4-$5 Million on COVID-Related Costs

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Check out this Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article in which Wauwatosa School District leaders estimate the district will spend $4 million to $5 million on coronavirus related safety.  Tosa Superintendent Phil Ertl then calls on our state and federal governments to support these important investments in our schools and our children. Hats off to Phil and […]

Deb Kerr Joins Race for State Superintendent

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Former Brown Deer Superintendent Deborah Kerr has joined three other educators – Pecatonica Superintendent Jill Underly, Assistant State Superintendent Sheila Briggs, and former West Salem Superintendent Troy Gunderson – vying to be Wisconsin’s next State Superintendent.  We anticipate that Kerr will make a formal announcement on September 13th. Check out the Wisconsin State Journal coverage […]

WPF: Wisconsin Education Spending, Staff Compensation Lag the Nation

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The Wisconsin Policy Forum has just released a report entitled, “K-12 Trends Offer Caution as Tough Budget Choices Loom”.  The WPF uses U.S. Census Bureau data to review comparative per-pupil spending trends as well as K-12 staff compensation.  Suffice to say, in both per-pupil spending trends and staff compensation, Wisconsin continues to lag the nation.  […]

Early Literacy Symposium to Hold Fifth and Final Session Today

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

The Legislative Council Symposia on Early Literacy Policies will hold its fifth and final session beginning at 2pm today, Wednesday, September 2nd. The Symposia Series on Early Literacy Policies will present information on how children learn to read, focusing on the research done by cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, teacher preparation professionals, and early childhood developmental researchers. […]

PSC Announces 2021 Broadband Expansion Grants

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

From The Wheeler Report . . . The Public Service Commission announced the opening of the 2021 Broadband Expansion Grant round. There is $24 million in funding available for projects to expand high-speed broadband internet to unserved and underserved areas of the state.

State Revenues Beat Original 2019-20 Projections

Monday, August 31st, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Despite a COVID-19 pandemic that roiled the state’s economy for the final quarter of the year, the state still took in more tax revenue in 2019-20 than originally expected when the budget was signed more than 13 months ago, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The $17.5 billion the state collected was […]

Tomahawk Superintendent Advocates for SAA Flexibility Agenda

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Check out the letter that Tomahawk Superintendent Terry Reynolds sent to his district’s legislators in support of the SAA’s Statutory Flexibility Agenda.  Great job, Terry!

Northland Pines Superintendent Advocates for SAA Flexibility Agenda

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Check out the letter that Northland Pines Superintendent Scott Foster sent to his district’s legislators in support of the SAA’s Statutory Flexibility Agenda.  Great job, Scott!

Early Literacy Symposia to Hold Fourth Session Today

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

The Legislative Council Symposia on Early Literacy Policies will hold its fourth session beginning at 2pm today, Wednesday, August 26th. The Symposia Series on Early Literacy Policies will present information on how children learn to read, focusing on the research done by cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists, teacher preparation professionals, and early childhood developmental researchers. The Series […]

WisPolitics Coverage of Nygren Budget Presentation

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

From WisPolitics.com . . . Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair Rep. John Nygren says the state is in a better financial position than he originally thought when the COVID-19 economic crisis began due in part to “some strong” corporate and sales tax revenues. But the Marinette Republcian warned at a Badger Institute virtual event yesterday “some […]

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