Governor Scott Walker recently outlined his plans to expand the state’s Youth Apprenticeship program.
Wisconsin’s Youth Apprenticeship (YA) program is one of the oldest such programs in the nation. It was established in 1991 and is designed for high school students who want hands-on learning in an occupational area at a worksite along with classroom instruction.
Youth Apprenticeships are currently open to high school juniors and seniors as a one- or two-year elective program that combines academic and technical instruction with mentored on-the-job learning.
Among other things, the governor’s proposal would open the program to students in all high school grades as well as to students in seventh and eighth grades.
Continue reading Governor seeking to expand Youth Apprenticeships
Following Tuesday’s (Aug. 14) August partisan primary election, we now know the candidates from each party who will be on the ballot in November.
In the governor’s race, Republican incumbent Scott Walker will face a challenge from State Superintendent Tony Evers, who won the Democratic nomination over a field of eight other candidates. Many observers predict education issues will feature prominently in that race.
Continue reading November’s general election field set
Editor’s Note: The role of the WASB during this election cycle will be to share information with our members relating to positions or statements by candidates relating to K-12 education issues. The WASB does not endorse candidates for office. The statements in the news articles referenced are those of the candidate(s) and the reporters who wrote the articles and not those of the WASB.
In an interview Monday, Gov. Scott Walker spoke about K-12 education issues heading into his campaign for reelection this fall. He also stated his goal of having Wisconsin lead the nation in high school graduation rate. Continue reading Gov. Walker discusses K-12 education issues
252 Wisconsin school districts will receive nearly $7.8 million in grants to improve broadband access and classroom technology under the Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) Information Technology Infrastructure Grant program. Governor Walker announced the grant awards Monday during a visit to the Mosinee School District.
Continue reading TEACH infrastructure grants awarded to 252 school districts
According to a release from the governor’s office:
Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today announced that 22 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of more than $500,000 in grants to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) facilities. Continue reading Fab Lab grants awarded to 22 school districts
From the governor’s office press release:
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced a new tool for school administrators and public safety officials to make schools safer and more secure through the purchasing process of new equipment and use of service contracts. The website, schoolsafetycontracts.wi.gov, was created in conjunction with Governor Walker’s $100 million School Safety Plan through Executive Order #279 relating to school security and safety equipment, supply, and service contracts. Continue reading Governor announces new school safety contract website
Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to sign 90 bills, including several affecting K-12 education, during a marathon bill signing ceremony scheduled to last from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Monday (April 16).
Among the bills scheduled to be signed are:
Assembly Bill 332, which restores local control over the number of signatures required for the nomination of candidates to the school board in school districts that contain territory lying within a 2nd class city. Continue reading Governor to sign more K-12 education bills into law Monday