School districts are flush with federal cash, but struggling with long-term costs

With the help of federal funds, Wisconsin’s two largest school districts have been able to pay for programs and facility updates that were out of reach three years ago. The Madison Metropolitan School District received about $71.1 million in federal pandemic aid. The first influx was spent on immediate needs like personal protective equipment, air … Read more

‘Our children deserve to be found’: Federal report examines Native lives, cultures lost at Indian boarding schools

At least 500 Native American children died while being forced to attend federal Indian boarding schools between the years 1819 and 1969, according to a report released Wednesday by the US Department of the Interior. Eleven of those schools were located in Wisconsin. At an emotional press conference on Wednesday, US Secretary of the Interior … Read more