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EDUCATION

What some UW-Madison faculty hope to see in their new chancellor Rebecca Blank

Pending approval from the UW System Board of Regents, Rebecca Blank will become the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As always, expectations of the university's new leader are high. Conversations with faculty members on campus turned up two broad efforts they'd like to see the new chancellor adopt as priorities. >More
 Madison's racial divide: The school board race exposes an ugly problem

Reaction was swift and angry. "Enough is enough of this. Hypocrisy is alive and thriving in Madison!" read a Facebook post from United Migrant Opportunity Services board chair Juan Jose Lopez. "It was all part of a plan to silence Ananda Mirilli," wrote radio host and former Urban League board member Derrell Connor in a blog post entitled "Madison liberals hurting communities of color." >More
 Madison school board candidate TJ Mertz discusses Walker's budget, voucher schools

For this fourth and final week of questions, we ask candidates to evaluate Gov. Scott Walker's proposals for the Wisconsin's 2013-15 budget, and consider how it would impact schools in the state. Along similar lines, we ask candidates to share their thoughts on the proposal to expand voucher schools in Wisconsin. >More
 Madison school board candidates Greg Packnett and James Howard discuss Walker's budget, voucher schools

For this fourth and final week of questions, we ask candidates to evaluate Gov. Scott Walker's proposals for the Wisconsin's 2013-15 budget, and consider how it would impact schools in the state. Along similar lines, we ask candidates to share their thoughts on the proposal to expand voucher schools in Wisconsin. >More
 Students put their social media skills to work benefiting UW journalism school

Instead of hightailing it out of Madison this week, two School of Journalism and Mass Communication seniors are offering up their digital and social media expertise for the week, and they are doing it to help their school. >More
 Madison school board candidates Wayne Strong and Dean Loumos discuss Walker's budget, voucher schools

For this fourth and final week of questions, we ask candidates to evaluate Gov. Scott Walker's proposals for the Wisconsin's 2013-15 budget, and consider how it would impact schools in the state. Along similar lines, we ask candidates to share their thoughts on the proposal to expand voucher schools in Wisconsin. >More
 Madison school board candidates James Howard and Greg Packnett discuss charter schools, teacher evaluation

This week, we ask the candidates about charter schools, whether they'd like to see their expansion in the district, and if so, how they should operate within the district. Another question focuses on teacher evaluation, and how the candidates think it should be conducted with regards to student test scores. >More
 Madison school board candidates Dean Loumos and Wayne Strong discuss charter schools, teacher evaluation

This week, we ask the candidates about charter schools, whether they'd like to see their expansion in the district, and if so, how they should operate within the district. Another question focuses on teacher evaluation, and how the candidates think it should be conducted with regards to student test scores. >More
 Madison school board candidate TJ Mertz discusses charter schools, teacher evaluation

This week, we ask the candidates about charter schools, whether they'd like to see their expansion in the district, and if so, how they should operate within the district. Another question focuses on teacher evaluation, and how the candidates think it should be conducted with regards to student test scores. >More
 Stark differences between Wisconsin state superintendent candidates Tony Evers and Don Pridemore

It's hard to find common ground between the candidates running for state superintendent. Incumbent Tony Evers and Rep. Don Pridemore (R-Hartford) both say they're dedicated to improving education for kids in Wisconsin, but the similarities end there, giving voters a stark choice on April 2. >More
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