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MMSD superintendent says Joint Finance motion puts up barriers

Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said a motion from the Joint Finance Committee that would authorize the UW System to create independent charter schools is an "alarming sign" of the Legislature prioritizing private schools and politics over public education.

New energy, optimism in schools

Budgets, labor issues, school report cards and more are all being considered with a notable lack of drama and deference to helping kids learn and teachers teach.

Cheatham calls for smaller tax increase

Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham is calling for a budget with a tax increase that's 3 percent lower than the original draft budget.