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Murphy’s Law: The Tax Handout for Rich Kids
Murphy’s Law

The Tax Handout for Rich Kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy for kids at elite private schools.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers

The incumbent superintendent was vulnerable. Why the GOP stumbled.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Election Winners and Losers

Unions, Hmong community and county infighters were among the winners.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote Tuesday
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote Tuesday

Learn more about the many races and candidates for this overlooked election

Campaign Cash: Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers
Campaign Cash

Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers

Greater Wisconsin Committee buying TV ads in Milwaukee, Green Bay areas.

Campaign Cash: Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates
Campaign Cash

Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates

Unions love incumbent Evers; corporate leaders back Holtz.

Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

The State Of Politics: Evers, Holtz, Offer Real Clash On Issues
The State Of Politics

Evers, Holtz, Offer Real Clash On Issues

Incumbent state superintendent and challenger have fierce disagreements.

Lowell Holtz: What’s next?
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Lowell Holtz: What’s next?

"It is clear that voters can’t trust Lowell Holtz to provide them with the full story," said Amanda Brink.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 Election Takeaways

A horrible turnout, a big night for Evers, and who the heck is William Crowley?

Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot
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Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot

Holtz and Humphries and a few unnamed business leaders had collaborated on a plan to takeover Wisconsin’s 5 largest school districts.

John Humphries statement on Today’s Primary Election Results
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John Humphries statement on Today’s Primary Election Results

"I look forward to seeing a vigorous public debate between the remaining candidates over the next 6 weeks."

Campaign Cash: Who Are Donors in Superintendent Race?
Campaign Cash

Who Are Donors in Superintendent Race?

Evers backed by unions, Democrats, his opponents by Republicans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote Tuesday
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote Tuesday

Learn more about the races and candidates for this overlooked election

Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered
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Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered

There are dozens of unanswered questions.

ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself
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ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself

It included a tax-payer compensation package of $150,000, and a dedicated personal driver.

ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts
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ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts

The Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan would create a position in the Department of Public Instruction that would have unprecedented authority.

Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand
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Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand

Evers has $237,695 cash on hand.

Wisconsin Budget: Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools
Wisconsin Budget

Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools

New funding in Walker budget targets school districts least in need.

The State of Politics: Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget
The State of Politics

Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget

Proposals in 2017-2019 budget made with eye to running for a third term.

ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch
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ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch

"I am proud to use my voice to champion the needs of Wisconsin’s 860,000 school children."

Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.
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Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.

Common Core has been adopted at the local level by over 400 school districts in Wisconsin.

Humphries Calls for Stronger Standards to Replace Common Core
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Humphries Calls for Stronger Standards to Replace Common Core

John Humphries is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Incumbent is “right choice” to advocate for students; resist federal attacks on public schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools
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State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools

Evers proposed a number of items to help rural schools.

Campaign Cash: Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash
Campaign Cash

Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash

Incumbent has about $117,000, two challengers together raised $36,000.

Humphries Calls for Revamping School Report Cards to Make them “Genuinely Open, Honest, and Transparent.”
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Humphries Calls for Revamping School Report Cards to Make them “Genuinely Open, Honest, and Transparent.”

Candidate for State Superintendent calls existing report cards a “disaster”

Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017
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Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017

Heading into 2017, Tony Evers will have almost twice the resources he reported this same time in 2013, his last election cycle.

Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education
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Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education

"We do not need more bureaucracy or more centralized control," said Amanda Brink.

It’s time for Genuine Accountability for Educational Results in Wisconsin
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It’s time for Genuine Accountability for Educational Results in Wisconsin

Candidate for State Superintendent calls for creation of State Board of Education

Humphries Calls for DPI to Give Voters a Voice on ESSA Implementation
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Humphries Calls for DPI to Give Voters a Voice on ESSA Implementation

Warns Tony Evers is poised to unilaterally sign away unique opportunity for reform

Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students
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Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students

Tony Evers' campaign manager, Amanda Brink, expressed the following:

Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase
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Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase

‘Let the Shameless Pandering Begin’ as Two Candidates for Public Schools Head Seek to Snag Financial Support of Private School Voucher Industry

Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director
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Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director

Appointment reflects strong show of statewide support for public school advocacy in Wisconsin

Murphy’s Law: State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower
Murphy’s Law

State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower

Yes, they’re at a historic low. But things could get worse.

National Group Concludes Current DPI Leadership Continues to Fail to Prepare New Wisconsin Teachers
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National Group Concludes Current DPI Leadership Continues to Fail to Prepare New Wisconsin Teachers

Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement in response to the NCTQ report concluding most Wisconsin teacher training programs are failing to prepare new elementary teachers:

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal

"This is a great plan to address the crisis created in our state’s schools.'

Murphy’s Law: Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal
Murphy’s Law

Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal

Act 10 and era of school referendums causes bigger gap between haves and have nots.

Wisconsin Budget: Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children
Wisconsin Budget

Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children

In last five years, number of children dropped 3.2% statewide, but more than 10% in many northern counties.

The State of Politics: Johnny College Can’t Read
The State of Politics

Johnny College Can’t Read

Or add. Report shows which high schools’ grads require remediation from UW System.

Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually
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Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually

Increases broadband capacity on BadgerNet Converged Network for government and educational entities

Op-Ed: The New Bidding War for Teachers
Op-Ed

The New Bidding War for Teachers

Act 10 has opened door to bidding war and smaller, poorer districts losing out.

Op Ed: Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?
Op Ed

Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?

Actually achievement hasn’t dropped. But we were never as good as we claimed.

Op-Ed: Rising Property Taxes Replace State Funding
Op-Ed

Rising Property Taxes Replace State Funding

Portion of local schools funding coming from state has plummeted since mid-1990s.

Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools
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Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools

DPI conducted the initial review of the 51 applicants from throughout the state, and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy made the final recommendations.

Green Bay Student Named “2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year”
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Green Bay Student Named “2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year”

Natalie Abbott, Owner of The West Hill Honey Company, will be Honored on April 21st at The Pfister Hotel

2016 State of the City
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2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Children Left Behind: Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap
Children Left Behind

Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap

Critics say changes in state education programs could worsen black-white learning gap.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Appoints MPS Graduate, Long-Time Public School Advocate Dr. Demond Means Commissioner of Opportunity Schools Program
Murphy’s Law: How Schools Are Over-Testing Students
Murphy’s Law

How Schools Are Over-Testing Students

New study of big city schools, including Milwaukee, shows way too many standardized tests being given.

MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state
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MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state

Only school in southeastern Wisconsin to be recognized; comes with $25,000 DPI grant

Wisconsin schools remain resilient
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Wisconsin schools remain resilient

Historic K-12 cuts and massive voucher expansion can’t stop local schools

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address
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Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address

"The most-recent voucher school to close its doors did so just nine days into the school year"

GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief
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GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues
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Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

The event is part of a continuing series of conferences on K–12 education sponsored by the Law School and College of Education, and is open to the public.

MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors
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MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors

Reagan's Alethia Tilford is a 2015 Presidential Scholars semifinalist

The State of Politics: About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit
The State of Politics

About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit

Walker and Republicans face big shortfalls in health care, roads and schools funding. What will they do?

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools
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MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS' Thurston Woods Campus

The State of Politics: The Coming War Against Common Core
The State of Politics

The Coming War Against Common Core

Top priority for Republican legislators next year is to kill Common Core educational standards.

The State of Politics: Nine Bills That Got Killed
The State of Politics

Nine Bills That Got Killed

Why the legislature failed to pass laws on nine hot issues.

Back in the News: Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?
Back in the News

Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?

Once again, Walker threatens to replace Common Core standards. Is he bluffing?

Murphy’s Law: New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks

Bradley Center and business leaders search for a clever way to subsidize the NBA team.

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

Deal by GOP legislators and pushed by voucher lobbyists expanded it beyond Gov. Walker's proposal.

Murphy’s Law: How MPS Is Improving Instruction
Murphy’s Law

How MPS Is Improving Instruction

Common Core Standards are changing schools here and statewide, but Tea Party Republicans object.

Cash the Check, Lawyers Benefit From Controversy at Capitol

Cash the Check, Lawyers Benefit From Controversy at Capitol

New laws passed by Walker and GOP keep getting challenged in court.

Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children
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Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children

Today, Democratic lawmakers, standing with State Superintendent Tony Evers, laid out a responsible, fair funding proposal for the approximate 870,000 school children throughout Wisconsin who attend public schools.

MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness
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MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness

Rufus King International School is the only high school in the nation to receive the award

Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award
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Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award

MPS' Rufus King International School, state's high school nominee, to be recognized Monday

Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says
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Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says

In a letter released this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told Wisconsin that the state must ensure that students with disabilities who attend or seek to attend the state’s taxpayer funded voucher schools “do not encounter discrimination on the basis of their disabilities.”

Murphy’s Law: Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

Winners and Losers

It was a good election for Scott Walker and conservatives but there were some bright spots for liberals.

Plenty of Horne: Pridemore Thrown Out of School
Plenty of Horne

Pridemore Thrown Out of School

State Superintendent candidate ejected for interfering with vote at Washington H. S. polling place.

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

Plenty of Horne: Evers Vs. Pridemore
Plenty of Horne

Evers Vs. Pridemore

The battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and challenger Don Pridemore.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg
Plenty of Horne

Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg

Governor Jim Doyle was in Milwaukee yesterday.

Murphy’s Law: Why Can’t MATC Get A Good President?
Murphy’s Law

Why Can’t MATC Get A Good President?

Is it possible that no one wants to be president of Milwaukee Area Technical College?

Murphy’s Law: Can the New State Superintendent Succeed?
Murphy’s Law

Can the New State Superintendent Succeed?

Herbert Grover is not impressed with the credentials of Elizabeth Burmaster, the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.