Some Wisconsin lawmakers call for action on gun reform following deadly Uvalde school shooting

The killing of nineteen children and two teachers at the hands of a single gunman in Texas has renewed calls for action on gun reform in the United States, including calls from some of Wisconsin’s congressional delegation. On Tuesday, an 18-year-old gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and barricaded himself inside a classroom, … Read more

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

For some families, virtual learning was a hit. Wisconsin school districts are trying to meet that need

For most Wisconsin families and students, shifting back to in-person learning last school year after months of learning from home was a relief. But there were some students who found they liked the flexibility of virtual learning, or that they thrived in a virtual environment. As the school year wraps up, districts around the state … Read more

Judge rules Cedarburg School District failed to properly investigate racial harassment

An Ozaukee County Circuit Court judge on Friday largely ruled in favor of a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction directive requiring Cedarburg School District to “seriously address” racial harassment and discrimination at its schools. The ruling affirmed DPI’s verdict from last summer that the district had failed to adequately investigate a student’s reports of racial … Read more