Local, healthy food in schools is good for city's future

We've come a long way in acknowledging the role good nutrition and healthy food play in a child's ability to learn, and we've come even farther in overcoming obstacles to getting healthy, local food into our schools. That's something to celebrate.

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.