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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 47.0° F  Fair
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EDUCATION

Madison school board candidates Arlene Silveira and Nichelle Nichols discuss tests, teacher evaluation, and No Child Left Behind

We focus on evaluation this week, of students, teachers, schools, and the district. What is the importance of student test scores, and how do they reflect upon teachers? What is the impact of No Child Left Behind on Madison schools? >More
 Madison school board candidates Michael Flores and Mary Burke discuss tests, teacher evaluation, and No Child Left Behind

We focus on evaluation this week, of students, teachers, schools, and the district. What is the importance of student test scores, and how do they reflect upon teachers? What is the impact of No Child Left Behind on Madison schools? >More
 Madison school board candidates Mary Burke and Michael Flores discuss the achievement gap and Madison Prep

This week we ask the candidates how they would address what might be the primary issue of the election: the achievement gap. What would they do to address this gap, and balance the needs of both high and low achieving students? More specifically, we ask about their view of Madison Prep, and whether they would vote for or against it in the future. >More
 Madison school board candidates Nichelle Nichols and Arlene Silveira discuss the achievement gap and Madison Prep

This week we ask the candidates how they would address what might be the primary issue of the election: the achievement gap. What would they do to address this gap, and balance the needs of both high and low achieving students? More specifically, we ask about their view of Madison Prep, and whether they would vote for or against it in the future. >More
 Madison school board showdown: Four candidates face off in the most hotly contested election in years

During a March 1 candidate forum, four candidates vying for two seats on the Madison school board explained their positions to a large audience at the Warner Park Recreation Center. It was the sixth forum since January, and, for 90 minutes, the audience listened intently, though a lot of them were supporters, campaign volunteers, district watchdogs and union reps who likely already knew whom they would be voting for on April 3. >More
 Madison school board candidates Arlene Silveira and Nichelle Nichols discuss budgets and collective bargaining

This week we ask the candidates how they would address a budget gap. What would they cut or how would they raise revenue? We also ask their opinion on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law and how they think it will affect the district and its teachers. >More
 Madison school board candidates Michael Flores and Mary Burke discuss budgets and collective bargaining

This week we ask the candidates how they would address a budget gap. What would they cut or how would they raise revenue? We also ask their opinion on Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining law and how they think it will affect the district and its teachers. >More
 Madison school board candidates Mary Burke and Michael Flores discuss why they are running, poverty in the schools

School board elections are usually sleepy affairs. But the proposal this year for Madison Prep, a single-gender charter school, has sparked a lively, and sometimes controversial, conversation about one of the most pressing problems facing Madison schools: the achievement gap between students of color and their white peers. The debate has, in turn, sparked interest in the school board. >More
 Madison school board candidates Nichelle Nichols and Arlene Silveira discuss why they are running, poverty in the schools

School board elections are usually sleepy affairs. But the proposal this year for Madison Prep, a single-gender charter school, has sparked a lively, and sometimes controversial, conversation about one of the most pressing problems facing Madison schools: the achievement gap between students of color and their white peers. The debate has, in turn, sparked interest in the school board. >More
 The burden of student debt

At the height of the Occupy protests last fall, young people held signs announcing how much they owed in student loans. While the pundits were asking each other what, exactly, the protesters wanted, a big part of the answer was on those signs: Students are leaving colleges and universities with a staggering financial burden and bleak job prospects. >More
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