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Heather DuBois Bourenane

Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network.

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Conservative UW-Madison Center Advises School Board Members

Conservative UW-Madison Center Advises School Board Members

Bradley Foundation-funded center's symposium at water park excludes the media.

Op Ed: UW System Quietly Adds More Charter Schools It Oversees
Op Ed

UW System Quietly Adds More Charter Schools It Oversees

Now up to 13 K-12 schools, including one that's part of a for-profit chain.

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host conversation on path ahead for education in Wisconsin and the nation Nov. 17
School Board Races Getting More Partisan

School Board Races Getting More Partisan

Issues getting nationalized. Waukesha leads the way in Wisconsin.

Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Uilhlein Bankrolls Mequon-Thiensville Recall

Conservatives donate $50,000 to effort to take over school board.

State Faces Wave of School Board Recalls

State Faces Wave of School Board Recalls

In Mequon-Thiensville and 10 other school districts. Only California has more.

Democrats Walk Out Of Assembly Committee

Democrats Walk Out Of Assembly Committee

Citing COVID-19 risk and no Republicans wearing masks. 'This is so far from real democracy.'

Evers Offers GOP a Second Chance to Fund Schools

Evers Offers GOP a Second Chance to Fund Schools

Newly revised federal guidelines could take away pandemic aid to state unless education funding increased.

Op Ed: Are State’s Schools Rolling In Dough?
Op Ed

Are State’s Schools Rolling In Dough?

Republican legislators think Milwaukee Public Schools getting away with something.

Evers Wants Massive Education Investment

Evers Wants Massive Education Investment

Biggest item in schools budget: $140 million increase in early childhood education.

Evers’ public education budget a path to close gaps, open doors for students
GOP Plan Puts Students, Teachers At Risk?

GOP Plan Puts Students, Teachers At Risk?

Legislators require federal education aid to be used to push in-school instruction.

7 Seek State School Superintendent Job

7 Seek State School Superintendent Job

Who are they and what are the key issues in the February primary race?

WAES Supports President’s American Rescue Plan
Press Release

WAES Supports President’s American Rescue Plan

January 25, 2021. Statement regarding President Biden’s American Rescue Plan from Julie Underwood, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools Board of Directors and Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network.

State Superintendent Candidates Debate

State Superintendent Candidates Debate

Seven candidates include teachers, principals, superintendents and policy experts.

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 Boost State Economy?

Private School Vouchers Boost State Economy?

So argues study by conservative group, which pushes for more funding. Public school advocates object.

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.

School Groups Divided About State Budget

School Groups Divided About State Budget

Happy Evers increased spending, but it’s still short of what’s needed, they say.

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce “What’s Best for Kids” Advisory Council
Press Release

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce “What’s Best for Kids” Advisory Council

"I’ve said from the beginning that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state..."

Race for Governor: Evers Wants Huge Hike For Special Education
Race for Governor

Evers Wants Huge Hike For Special Education

Would nearly triple current state spending. Republicans opposed much smaller increase in last budget.

Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director
Press Release

Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director

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

Lawmakers Break Promise Not to Fund Vouchers at the Expense of Public School Students