The state Assembly is scheduled to be in session Tuesday, Feb. 20 through Thursday, Feb. 22. A proposed calendar for Tuesday & Wednesday has been released including the following bills related to K-12 education:
Assembly Bill 215: Education about nutrition.
Continue reading Several K-12 bills to be taken up in Assembly Feb. 20-21
The Assembly Education Committee held a public hearing on two bills on Thursday , Feb. 1:
Assembly Bill 569 relating to: publication of school and school district accountability reports.
This bill is companion bill to Senate Bill 494, which the WASB supports. Senate Bill 494 was passed by the state Senate on Jan. 23. Continue reading Assembly Education Committee hearing held on Feb. 1
As we posted previously, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released the school and district accountability report cards showing 82% of public and private schools in Wisconsin met or exceeded expectations for educating students by earning at least three stars. Over 95 percent of the state’s public school districts earned a three-star rating or higher.
From the DPI: Continue reading Report Cards Released; Show High Score Fluctuations for Some Schools/Districts
The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is set to publish school and school district report cards tomorrow morning.
We expect DPI’s news release to go out at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, and the public report cards will be available after that, likely by or around 7 a.m.
Continue reading DPI to Release School District and School Report Cards Tomorrow
The Wheeler Report, a Capitol-based, paid subscription news service that provides subscribers with e-mail reports about current goings-on at the State Capitol, reported this morning on a piece of legislation under development by Assembly Education Committee chairman, state Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), which Rep. Thiesfeldt has labelled the “Teacher Protection Act.”
The WASB has been engaged in what we have understood to be strictly confidential discussions with Rep. Thiesfeldt and his staff regarding our concerns about this legislation. Now that this proposal has become the subject of public news reports, we are sharing what has been reported because we believe this subject matter will be of interest to many school boards and administrators. Continue reading Wheeler Report: Rep. Thiesfeldt Drafting “Teacher Protection Act”
Perhaps overshadowed by all the focus this week on the 2017-19 state budget was the submission by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) of Wisconsin’s Consolidated State Plan under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). As required by federal law, Wisconsin submitted its plan to the U.S. Department of Education on the deadline date of last Monday (Sept. 18).
Continue reading State Submits Plan to Comply with Federal ESSA Education Law
Two mandates that were initially proposed by Gov. Walker and subsequently removed by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) as non-fiscal policy have been restored in the budget plan released by the state Senate GOP.
These provisions require school districts to compile and include on school report cards various career-ready indicators and include “success sequence” information in academic and career planning services. Continue reading School Report Card, Academic/Career Plan Mandates Restored in Senate GOP Budget Plan