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Pocan and Miller at the MMSD Board Meeting

The agenda for the Monday November 30th Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education meeting lists a “Discussion with State Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs regarding K-12 Funding in Wisconsin and the Impact of the State Budget on School District Finances.”   … Continue reading

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Senator Miller Gets One Thing Right

Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) issued a statement giving his spin on education funding in the recently passed Wisconsin budget.  It is a confusing statement, in that Miller seems to all but  ignore the continued shift in funding from the state … Continue reading

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Sen. Mark Miller of Madison is Sponsoring a Bill to Increase Special Education Funding

Senator Mark Miller (Joint Finance Committee member and Madison area representative) is supporting $130 million in additional funding for special education – his staff told an AMPS member of this in a phone call today. Consider letting Mark know you … Continue reading

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The Other Shoe, or Will You Be Marching in March?

There is so much good stuff out there on what has been happening in Madison and around the state this week that I really don’t have too much to add.  I will point toward the CAST Statement I helped draft, … Continue reading

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Megan Fox Video (really)

more about “‘Hot for Teachers’ video produced by …“, posted with vodpod The post title should get the blog hit count up. This is a great video on the school funding situation in California featuring Megan Fox and her significant … Continue reading

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Fast MMSD Budget Hearing Report

Just a quick report, more later. The big news is that by two 7-0 votes the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education agreed to raise taxes by at least  $11.7 Million ($4 Million from referendum and $7.7 from new … Continue reading

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Mark Pocan in the Lions’ Den — Last Monday’s MMSD Board Meeting

State Representative Mark Pocan met with the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education on Monday, November 30 to discuss “K-12 Funding in Wisconsin and the Impact of the State Budget on School District Finances.”  (State Senator Mark Miller, who … Continue reading

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The Cost of Commitment

President Obama gave a speech at Wright Middle School in Madison today (text here) outlining his education reform initiative for the nation’s schools, called “Race to the Top,” sometimes referred to by some of his critics as the “Race off … Continue reading

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The Losing Hand — Madison Schools and the State Budget

Susan Troller has a story — “Madison schools — the biggest loser” — on state and local school finance in today’s Capital Times.  I’m off to the “Books not Bombs” action being held in conjunction with President Obama’s visit this … Continue reading

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MMSD Budget and the Death of Journalism

On August 10, 2009 the Madison Metropolitan School District had their first public discussion about how they might address the the multiple fiscal messes handed them by our state budget-makers.  AMPS previewed this meeting that day.   No professional media saw … Continue reading

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