Education

First NitroX Camp held at Madison College

MADISON, Wis. -- More than a dozen middle school students took part in a special automotive-themed summer camp at Madison College this week. The NitroX Camp, the first to be held at Madison College, helped participants learn skills based…

Camp exposes teens to construction careers

MIDDLETON, Wis. -- An annual construction camp introducing local teenagers to careers in the construction industry wrapped up Thursday at Middleton High School. For the past three days, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District teamed up with Findorff to make…

DPI awards $8.7 million to expand Wisconsin charter schools

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction took a step toward expanding charter schools in the state Monday. The DPI announced 13 federal subgrants totaling over $8.7 million to plan, open and expand charter schools. This is the…

UW Law School hosts Bar Admission Ceremony

MADISON, Wis. -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School hosted its Bar Admission Ceremonies Wednesday at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The event featured members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.…

School stabbing trial delayed over mood from Texas shootings

The judge has postponed a trial involving a violent altercation in a Wisconsin high school after defense attorneys argued that public sentiment related to the school shootings in Texas could taint the jury pool. Grant Fuhrman is accused of stabbing a high school resource officer with a barbecue fork in Oshkosh in 2019. He's charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. During a struggle, the officer shot the then-16-year-old student. Neither of them was seriously injured and the officer was cleared of wrongdoing. Fuhrman’s attorneys last week filed a motion to delay after an 18-year-old fatally shot 19 children and two teachers in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, saying it would have been on the minds of every potential juror. Trial was scheduled to start Tuesday.

MMSD superintendent tests positive for COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. -- Dr. Carlton Jenkins, superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing minor symptoms, according to a statement from the district.…

Protesters rally for high wages, support for Madison teachers

MADISON, Wis. -- Protesters gathered in front of Madison schools Friday to rally for higher wages and more support for the teachers inside. Organizers for the "Rally to Defend Our Schools" said the Madison Metropolitan School District is failing its…