Results tagged with 'public schools'
Published Jan. 24, 2013
You can read an endless parade of books about public education. There are surveys of history, books that focus on charters and on voucher programs, volumes devoted to the battles for desegregation and all kinds of books by pundits arguing this or that approach to funding, to curriculum and everything else. But if you want to know about public education in Milwaukee, start with Barbara Miner's new "Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education."
Published Jan. 14, 2013
Tomorrow night at 7 p.m. Gov. Scott Walker will give his state of the state address speech for 2013. Certainly, he and I won't agree when it comes to public schools.
Published Sept. 28, 2012
I'm sure the people behind "Won't Back Down" knew what they were doing when they decided to release this public school politics firebomb to theaters when they did. And you know what? It was the smartest thing they could have done. It's got nothing to offer cinematically speaking, so plucking the country's discords is a genius piece of movie marketing.
Published April 27, 2012
Nurses are critical to the successful operation of a school. As a community, we need to stand up and demand that the state properly fund education so that students receive the care and preventative education that they need to be successful both academically and in life.
Published April 24, 2012
The National Library Legislative Days are April 23-24 at our nation's capital. While members of the National Library Association are reminding our legislators why libraries are so important, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on why books and libraries are crucial in our children's public schools.
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One of the provisions of Governor Walker's Budget Bill is a ban on teacher residency requirements by Wisconsin School Boards. Milwaukee is the only school district in the state to have such a requirement, which is embedded in the 4-year contract between MPS and MTEA....
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