The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, prompted Madison School Board member Kate Toews to speak out in support of updating classroom locks. An internally locking door is the number one recommendation from the Sandy Hook Commission.
Retired East High School teacher Del Underbakke addressed the city education committee meeting on Wednesday. Underbakke suggested the committee's mix of district, city, and county leaders is the perfect body to support MMSD's at-risk youth.
East principal Michael Hernandez' email to parents said an investigation was initiated into allegations against Gary Calhoun, a veteran East teacher.
The GameChangers youth advisory board held a weekend policy summit to teach politicians, educators and community members about how rape culture manifests in schools.
Access to opportunity and a community of caring adults is what local youth think it will take to stop a recent spike in auto thefts in Dane County.
East High has $1.3 million earmarked for a new athletic facility.
Forward Theater partnered with the Madison Metropolitan School District and the United Way for the panel, hosted by CUNA Mutual Group. Forward Theater’s latest show, “Exit Strategy,” focuses on a neighborhood school in Chicago that is slated to close at the end of the school year and how teachers, students and community leaders cope with the news.
Madison middle school students shared their ideas for a redesign of Goodman Library's teen space at a recent brainstorming session. The Goodman Foundation is teaming up with the Madison Public Library, Engberg Anderson Architects and Hip-Hop Architect Michael Ford to upgrade the space this summer.
In a 4-3 vote, the Madison School Board approved $100,000 for Education Resource Strategies to consult with the district on staffing for special education and the Behavior Education Plan.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction wants to simplify the teacher hiring process, but some teachers worry proposed new rules will dilute subject-matter expertise.