Eye on Education

MMSD testing anti-racist microschool

Once again, district officials are putting race at the forefront.  The Anti-Racist Learning Laboratory + Innovation Network (ALL+IN Microschool) is a pilot program that recruits "Black, Indigenous, Latinx and/or Asian/Asian American" middle schoolers who feel like school isn't for them and want a say in what they learn. 

Verona school bucks trend of sliding literacy rates

child literacy rates slide nationwide, a Verona school is bucking the trend.  Proficiency rates at Country View Elementary School are up this year as reports show 1 in 3 students across the country are missing reading benchmarks.

Teachers asked to step up during sub shortage

Schools across the country are in crisis.  Buildings are on the brink of closing again. This time, it's because they're short on teachers.  Substitutes are in high demand, but in short supply. 

East High School tries to set a new tone with jazz

As jazz echoes though the halls of East High School students stop to groove.  They're drawn to the band of seven as the musicians improvise some of the genre's standards.  Their feet tap.  Their hips sway.  Their spirits lift.