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School Finance Network Assembly Hearing, Tuesday April 21, Be There!

The hearing is on the School Finance Network plan, but it is more generally an important opportunity to show support for comprehensive school finance reform.  The lawmakers need to know we care.  Be there if you can! Details here and … Continue reading

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School Finance Network Releases Funding Reform Proposals

The School Finance Network (SFN), a coalition of nine organizations “committed to strengthening our system of public school funding,” will be presenting their plan to the public and the media today and Wednesday (2/3 and 2/4).  Their website is up. … Continue reading

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An Endorsement for Andy Heidt — #1 of 7 of the 48th Assembly District Candidates on Education

On July 12 the voters in the 48th Assembly District — covering the East side of Madison, Monona, McFarland and the Town of Dunn  (map here)– will choose a Representative to the State Assembly to replace now County Executive Joe … Continue reading

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Senate Bill 95 Testimony

Sisyphus 1, by Davor, click on image for more. The Lyres, “Don’t Give It up Now” (click to listen or download). Thank you for this opportunity to testify on Senate Bill 95. Due to time limitations  — both the time … Continue reading

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WAES: “Governor’s budget plan for education gets a bad grade on basic mathematics”

Click the graphic for more information on WAES. From the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES) Governor’s budget plan for education gets a bad grade on basic mathematics As long as the cost of education does not increase, the tools … Continue reading

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State Superintendent Tony Evers’ Framework for School Funding Reform

Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers has released a “framework for school funding reform” called “Fair Funding for Our Future” (press release here, DPI page here).  I’m glad that Evers is showing some leadership and it looks like … Continue reading

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On the Agenda — MMSD, the Week of April 18, 2010

The most important Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting this “week” is Sunday’s Budget Hearing (April 18th at 1:00 pm at Warner Park Community Recreation Center — 1625 Northport Dr).  Read more about it and some calls for … Continue reading

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On the Agenda (#1) — MMSD, Week of March 1, 2010 (Updated)

Update: The High School Report and the Infinite Campus proposal to increase usage are off the agenda due to time considerations.  There is also a new Re-Organization Budget (appendix A) updated with corrected calculations showing different “savings” figures. Another very … Continue reading

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February 16, 2010 Wisconsin Referendum Votes (Updated with Results)

Update, results: Bangor, both pass, operating 379 yes votes to 214; construction 437 yes votes to 157 no votes. Brodhead, fails, 1,021-828. Edgar, passes 706 to 629. Green Lake, fails, 393 to 374. Hilbert, passes, 419 t0 305. Rhinelander, both … Continue reading

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Buzzsaw Time — Wisconsin School Budget Roundup

Just some of the stories  about the budget struggles of Wisconsin districts in the last week or so (linked and excerpted with emphases added).   Bad all over. If you want things to get better, do something, join those working for … Continue reading

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