The Assembly Speaker’s Task Force on Urban Education has released its final report. The task force was convened by Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) last year and chaired by Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin) with the aim of improving educational outcomes at urban schools.
Vice Chair Sondy Pope (D-Mt. Horeb) issued a statement indicating Democrats on the task force would be releasing their own separate report soon.
The recommendations are:
Continue reading Urban Education Task Force Releases Recommendations
The Speaker’s Task Force on Urban Education will hold its second hearing in Racine and Kenosha on Tuesday, October 13. The focus will be mental health, behavior problems, and truancy.
The task force will start with tours of Racine Case High School and Southport Elementary in Kenosha at 10 AM and 11:30 AM respectively. Members of the media and the general public are welcome to join the Task Force on the tours. Please RSVP to Rep. Rodriguez’s office (608) 266-0610, so an accurate head count can be provided to the districts.
The task force will then convene a public hearing at 2 PM at UW-Parkside Student Center with invited testimony from: Continue reading Urban Education Task Force Schedules Kenosha/Racine Hearing
Two K-12 education-related task forces create by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) are set to hold hearings on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The Speaker’s Task Force on Urban Education will hold its first meeting in Madison at 1:00 PM in Room 412 East, State Capitol. The focus will be on teacher recruitment and retention in urban school systems.
Invited speakers will include: Jennifer Cheatham, Superintendent, Madison Metropolitan School District; Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System; and representatives of the Department of Public Instruction, Teach for America, Leadership for Educational Equity, and the Coordinator of Teacher Education, Milwaukee Area Technical College.
At the conclusion of the invited testimony, the Task Force will accept public testimony regarding the focus topics of teacher recruitment, retention and training.
The Speaker’s Task Force on Youth Workforce Readiness will hold its second meeting in Wausau at 11:00 AM at Northcentral Technical College. The hearing will take place in Room 1004 – Auditorium, Center for Health Sciences, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401. Continue reading Two Assembly Task Forces to Hold Hearings Next Tues. (Sept. 29)
Two Democratic state lawmakers are proposing more so-called “community” schools.
State Sen. Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee) and Rep. Mandela Barnes (D-Milwaukee) say community schools offer a broader array of support from partners such as local businesses and social services agencies. And, said Larson, there would be resource coordinators to bring everything together and the schools would be public. Continue reading Community School Proposal To Be Introduced
See what education-related bills are moving in the state legislature. Included are updates on bills passing through the Assembly or Senate, bills advancing through standing committees, new bills being introduced, bill drafts being sent out to other legislators for support, and even administrative rules from state agencies. For additional information on these and other state education-related bills check out the State Bill Tracking Chart. We will also pass on federal updates from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) when warranted. Continue reading Bill Tracking For Week of 4/21/15