The Wisconsin Assembly passed two school crime bills and retained a rule change that restores the discredited practice of using conversion therapy to try to change LGBTQ people’s sexual orientation or gender identity during a Tuesday floor session.
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Company Tests a $5K Subsidy to Help Employees Pay for Child Care
When the COVID-19 pandemic made filling job openings even tougher than it had been for years, Tina Kowalczyk decided to see what Schreiber Foods could do to help employees with child care.
Debate over School Resource Officers Moves to the Capitol
Two Republican-backed bills on school safety made their way to the Assembly Committee on Education last week.
UW System President Proposes 5% Tuition Increase
University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman has proposed a 5% increase in tuition for in-state students, potentially raising the cost of public higher education in the state for the first time since lawmakers instituted a freeze on tuition more than a decade ago.
Student Activists Respond to Suggestion That Police Return to Milwaukee Schools
Deploying more police officers to Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is again on the table. Nearly three years ago, student activists worked to sever the school district’s ties to the police department.
Is It Time for Teachers To Get a Raise? | Opinion
Michael Addonizio, an education policy expert at Wayne State University, provides insight on the current state of teacher salaries, whether a collective raise is in order and how one might be achieved.
Restoring Funding for Wisconsin Public Schools Should Be a No-Brainer | Opinion
Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal to use part of the record-breaking $7 billion state budget surplus to restore funding for Wisconsin public schools should not be a partisan issue.
Controversial UW Free Speech Survey Finds Students Afraid To Express Views in Class
A majority of UW System students surveyed about free speech issues on the state’s campuses said they were scared to express their views on certain issues in class, according to the results of a survey released Wednesday.
Child Care Providers, Parents Campaign for New Budget Infusion
The year 2023 has just begun, but Wisconsin operators of licensed child care programs and the parents who depend on child care so they can go to work are looking ahead nervously to 2024.
Flu, RSV and COVID Are Wreaking Havoc — But Teachers Don’t Feel Like They Can Stay Home When They’re Sick
Flu case counts are at their highest level for early December in a decade. COVID-19 is spiking once again.