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Teacher Vaccinations Uneven So Far

Teacher Vaccinations Uneven So Far

Some educators are returning to classrooms, but still waiting for vaccine.

Over 50% of State’s Schools Use Restraints on Students

Over 50% of State’s Schools Use Restraints on Students

Elementary students and students with disabilities restrained and secluded the most.

Families Struggle With Child Care Amid School Closures, Virtual Learning

Families Struggle With Child Care Amid School Closures, Virtual Learning

Families taking it day by day as day care programs close.

School Nurses Step Up During Pandemic

School Nurses Step Up During Pandemic

300 in public school districts play a role in tracking, teaching about disease.

Sexual Assault Charges Against Jacob Blake Dropped

Sexual Assault Charges Against Jacob Blake Dropped

Blake pleads guilty to disorderly conduct, receives two-years probation.

Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Biden Brings His Message of Controlling COVID-19 to Milwaukee

Says Trump has "waived the white flag" and surrendered to the coronavirus.

City Attorney OKs $4 Million Settlement with Sylville Smith Family

City Attorney OKs $4 Million Settlement with Sylville Smith Family

Smith was killed by a Milwaukee Police Office in 2016, igniting unrest in Sherman Park.

Kettle Moraine Schools Sued for Racial Bullying

Kettle Moraine Schools Sued for Racial Bullying

Suit charges harassment, cyberbullying at middle, high school in Waukesha County.

Public School Enrollment Drops 3%

Public School Enrollment Drops 3%

Drop is likely due to pandemic.

Teachers ‘At The End of Their Rope’, Union Leader Says

Teachers ‘At The End of Their Rope’, Union Leader Says

Calls for no in-person classes unless communities meet benchmarks set by health experts.

Youth Voter Turnout May Decide 2020 Election

Youth Voter Turnout May Decide 2020 Election

Study says voters aged 18-29 could have more impact in Wisconsin than any state. Will they turn out?

Judge Blocks Release Of Business COVID-19 Data

Judge Blocks Release Of Business COVID-19 Data

Business lobby sued to stop state from releasing what businesses have COVID-19 cases.

Lawsuit Targets Rittenhouse, Militia, Facebook

Lawsuit Targets Rittenhouse, Militia, Facebook

Federal civil rights lawsuit filed by partner of man killed in Kenosha and three other protesters.

Ex-Madison Police Chief Helping Review Blake Case

Ex-Madison Police Chief Helping Review Blake Case

Kaul says investigation of Jacob Blake’s shooting in ‘final stages’, Noble Wray serving as consultant.

The Pandemic is Disrupting Childhood

The Pandemic is Disrupting Childhood

Seclusion and major changes to daily life can have effects on mental health.

Blake No Longer Handcuffed in Hospital

Blake No Longer Handcuffed in Hospital

Kenosha police chief walks back comments on shootings Tuesday.

Kenosha Schools Will Have In-Person Classes

Kenosha Schools Will Have In-Person Classes

Unlike Appleton and Oak Creek-Franklin, board votes to move from virtual to in-person classes.

Eric Trump Comes to Town

Eric Trump Comes to Town

Speaks to MPD members about defunding police. ‘Guys, it’s fundamentally crazy.'

How Will Schools Use CARES Funding?

How Will Schools Use CARES Funding?

The pandemic is proving very expensive for schools.

State Rules for School Voucher Applications Changed

State Rules for School Voucher Applications Changed

A lawsuit has just made it easier for families to prove they're eligible for school choice vouchers.

K-12 Teachers Don’t Reflect Students’ Diversity

K-12 Teachers Don’t Reflect Students’ Diversity

Study finds state's teachers of color up by 22.5% in last decade while students of color rose 28%.

Milwaukee Public Schools Terminates Police Contract

Milwaukee Public Schools Terminates Police Contract

Unanimous vote of the school board ends funding for school resource officers.

Will Students Need a Coronavirus Vaccine to Go to School?

Will Students Need a Coronavirus Vaccine to Go to School?

Medical experts say yes, but a loophole remains for anti-vaxxers in Wisconsin.

Summer Schools Will Be Mostly Online

Summer Schools Will Be Mostly Online

Amid pandemic, school districts in Milwaukee, other cities, will stick to virtual learning.

Reports of Child Abuse Plummet

Reports of Child Abuse Plummet

Down nearly 50% in state. Experts fear cases aren’t being reported.

Schools Face Uncertain Financial Future

Schools Face Uncertain Financial Future

New report projects shrinking funding. "So many revenue sources are falling.”

87% of School Funding Referendums Passed

87% of School Funding Referendums Passed

Near-record year for approvals. Local funding makes up for state real-dollar declines.

MPS, Other Districts Using Pass/Fail for Second Semester

MPS, Other Districts Using Pass/Fail for Second Semester

School leaders say it's most equitable grading system under Safer At Home order.

Demand for Food Assistance Doubles in State

Demand for Food Assistance Doubles in State

Food share applications rise by 5,000 per week, food banks balance face shrinking supply.

Near-Record Year for School Referendums

Near-Record Year for School Referendums

Spring election’s voters pass more than 80% of local school funding referendums.

School Districts Adjust to Distance Learning

School Districts Adjust to Distance Learning

Drop-offs, drive-ups and digital classrooms being used in state’s schools.

$1.6 Billion in School Funding Voted on Tuesday

$1.6 Billion in School Funding Voted on Tuesday

Results of these referendums may not come until April 23.