wisconsin
Public Education
Report: 44% of Wisconsin schools’ reading curriculum ‘doesn’t work’

(The Center Square) – A new report on reading in Wisconsin shows many schools across the state continue to use reading lessons shown to leave students behind. The Wisconsin Institute for… Read More

August 15, 2023
Public Education
Wisconsin school superintendent threatens parents with legal action over criticism of new counselor who uses ‘they/them’ pronouns

A school district in a small Wisconsin town is facing backlash over a Facebook post introducing a high school counselor who uses “they/them” pronouns.  As a result, Brodhead School District… Read More

August 7, 2023
Culture
Drag queens staging all-day show with ‘kids dance party’ in Wisconsin public park Saturday; protest planned

Drag queens are putting on an “all ages” show in a Wisconsin public park Saturday that features not only the usual raunchy burlesque and drag story hour but also a… Read More

July 26, 2023
Courts
Parent files lawsuit after school’s refusal to release message to students about a teacher’s gender change

A parent is suing a school district over a message the district allegedly wrote and read to students about a teacher’s gender change from male to female. The… Read More

July 26, 2023
Legislation
Republican lawmakers pitch constitutional amendment to keep Wisconsin churches open

(The Center Square) – Wisconsin Republicans want to make sure churches in the state are kept open during the next emergency. State Sen Cory Tomczyk, R-Mosinee, along with Rep. Ty… Read More

July 21, 2023
Legislation
Gov. Evers promises veto of fairness in girls sports bill

(The Center Square)  – Wisconsin will not see a law that keeps transgender girls out of female sports in the state, according to the governor. Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday… Read More

July 20, 2023
Culture
Report: UW-Madison race-based hiring program likely unconstitutional

(The Center Square) – Race-based admissions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may not be the only thing changing in the wake of a Supreme Court decision on affirmative action. A… Read More

July 18, 2023
Public Education
Wisconsin ‘teacher activist’ fired for flaunting rainbows despite school policy against politically charged imagery

A self-described “teacher activist” was fired Wednesday after waging a lengthy, politically charged battle against the school district over LGBT advocacy in her 1st-grade class. The controversy started when Melissa… Read More

July 17, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin Republicans reintroduce Save Women’s Sports Act

(The Center Square) – Republican lawmakers at the Wisconsin are trying again with a plan to keep individuals born biological males from playing girls’ sports. Rep. Barb Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc, and… Read More

July 13, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers blasted for using ‘partial veto’ to approve 400 years of public ed funding increases instead of just two years approved by lawmakers

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed the state’s 2023-2025 budget Wednesday after partially vetoing 51 items, much to the chagrin of both Republican and Democratic lawmakers. Most notably, Evers changed the… Read More

July 12, 2023
Public Education
Clinton-appointed judge blocks school district from keeping boys out of girl’s bathrooms

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – A judge appointed by President Bill Clinton blocked a Wisconsin school district Thursday from enforcing a policy that keeps boys from using the girl’s bathroom,… Read More

July 11, 2023
Courts
Wisconsin Republicans look to end race-based scholarship programs

(The Center Square) – Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is vowing Republicans will move to end race-based scholarship programs across the state in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court moving… Read More

July 7, 2023
Legislation
School choice supporters celebrate new school funding law in Wisconsin

(The Center Square) – The list of congratulations and celebrations from school choice supporters in Wisconsin continues to grow. Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday quietly signed a new school funding… Read More

June 21, 2023
Opinion
Wisconsin med school fully embrace DEI

(Do No Harm) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health (UWMSMPH) scores in the green on the Diversity, Inclusion, Culture, and Equity (DICE) Inventory, as it just… Read More

June 15, 2023
Public Education
School choice programs don’t hurt test scores at public schools, says study

Two of Wisconsin’s school choice programs did not harm test scores at public schools, contrary to the predictions of critics. This, according to a new study which also revealed small… Read More

June 15, 2023
Culture
Wisconsin County to vote on becoming a sanctuary for transgender youth

Leaders in a Wisconsin county will vote Thursday whether to become a sanctuary for transgender and nonbinary people. Along with a resolution recognizing Pride Month at… Read More

June 13, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin ed department opposes parts of bill meant to shore up literacy

(The Center Square) – The retention policy requirement in a Republican-backed education proposal is a “non-starter” and opposed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The literacy bill, Right to… Read More

June 9, 2023
Legislation
Wisconsin Assembly approves financial literacy class

(The Center Square) – Students in Wisconsin are a step closer to having to take a financial literacy class to graduate from high school. The Assembly on Wednesday approved a plan… Read More

June 9, 2023
Public Education
Wisconsin org trains schools to be ‘LGBTQ+ affirming,’ teaches transgender development begins at 2

While companies such as Target are under fire for featuring LGBT children’s attire, other groups and organizations are attempting to create “LGBTQ+ affirming” schools. One of these groups is… Read More

June 5, 2023
Public Education
School district uses increasingly familiar ploy to charge $11K for FOIA-type request

A school district is punishing an advocacy group with a familiar tactic: adding onerous fees to open records requests. The Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) presented a… Read More

May 17, 2023