education

SPECIAL PROMOTIONAL: City with a Heart

Businesses and locals collaborate for nonprofit

Corporations, independent business leaders and private residents collaborate to ensure a thriving nonprofit community

Walker touring Wisconsin's technical college

Walker turns down invitation to meet with UW Regents

Gov. Scott Walker is touring the state's technical colleges rather than speak at a meeting of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

Volunteer tutors needed for Schools of Hope

We will stop asking for volunteers to work with elementary, middle and high school students through the United Way of Dane County-led Schools of Hope and Achievements Connections programs the minute they're no longer need.

Walker, Burke have clear contrasts on education

2 months until fall election

Some of the starkest differences between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are on hot-button education policies like expanding private school vouchers and implementing the Common Core academic standards.

MMSD releases first report on strategic framework

Report details progress on raising achievement, closing opportunity gaps

The Madison Metropolitan School District released its first annual report Monday detailing progress on the district's strategic framework geared at raising achievement and closing opportunity gaps, according to a release.

4 area districts receive STEM education grants

DPI awards Cambridge, Columbus, Oregon, Verona districts grant to enhance programs

Four area school districts will receive one-time grant funding to help enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs, according to a Department of Public Instruction release.

Janesville schools see increase in graduation rates

Data: District improves with minority, economically disadvantaged students

The Janesville School District has seen an increase in high school graduation rates for the past three years. Data released by the Department of Public Instruction this month shows the district is continuing to make improvements, specifically with minority and economically disadvantaged students.

Dane County child abuse program now campaign issue

Parents referred to DA's office go into education program instead of jail, probation

A program quietly started in the Dane County District Attorney's Office last fall is now an issue in the race for attorney general.