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Chris Thiel

Chris Thiel, a legislative policy specialist with the Milwaukee Public Schools Office of Board Governance.

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The Hammer of Student Testing

The Hammer of Student Testing

Republican legislators may use tests as a way to force schools to reopen.

The Push to Reopen Schools

The Push to Reopen Schools

Virtual schools working poorly, but in-person schools are risky. Legislators, others pushing to reopen.

How Will Schools Use CARES Funding?

How Will Schools Use CARES Funding?

The pandemic is proving very expensive for schools.

Public Schools Fight for Funding

Public Schools Fight for Funding

MPS, other public school districts have gotten no federal CARES funding while choice and charter schools get millions.

Choice, Charter Schools Get Big Payday

Choice, Charter Schools Get Big Payday

Federal Paycheck Protection grants don’t fund public schools but do fund private schools.

Private School Vouchers Cost $350 Million

Private School Vouchers Cost $350 Million

Public schools lose millions, led by $37 million deducted from MPS funding, DPI data shows.

4-Year-Old Kindergarten Gets Bipartisan Support

4-Year-Old Kindergarten Gets Bipartisan Support

Senate taking up bills in committee that would expand early childhood education programs.

MPS Changing How it Handles Charter Schools?

MPS Changing How it Handles Charter Schools?

Superintendent Driver and some school board members want to clarify process.