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Walker Campaign Does Not Respond To SAA Request

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

As you know, on September 6th the SAA asked the Walker and Evers campaigns to respond in writing to several questions on current education policy issues impacting Wisconsin public schools and public school children. The Evers campaign submitted their responses on the September 25th deadline.  After multiple requests and reminders, we have yet to receive […]

Legislature to Call Extraordinary Session Starting November 12

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . . Sen. Fitzgerald has announced that the legislature will call itself into Extraordinary Session on Nov. 12 to take up AB-963, a bill to provide tax credits for Kimberly-Clark in the city of Neenah and village of Fox Crossing. The bill passed the Assembly on February 22, 59-37. Fitzgerald said the […]

SAA Member Jeff Wright Running for State Assembly

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

I’m writing as a reminder to all SAA members that we have one of our own running for the State Legislature. You might recall that, in 2016, Jeff Wright, assistant superintendent for the Sauk Prairie Schools, ran a strong but unsuccessful campaign for the State Assembly.  Jeff is running again this year for the State […]

Evers Campaign Answers SAA Survey Questions

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers has provided written answers to the SAA’s survey questions.  We have not yet received a response from Governor Walker’s campaign. Stay tuned.

Rep. Brooks Resigns Leadership Post Under Fire

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

From … Rep. Rob Brooks’ decision to resign his leadership post but remain in the Legislature is “beyond what we expected or even wanted,” said three female GOP lawmakers who were the subject of inappropriate comments the legislator made during an off-site caucus. But a spokesman for Scott Walker said the guv still believes […]

Evers Delivers State of Education Address

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

State Superintendent Tony Evers called for working together on behalf of children and their education during his annual state of education address in Madison today. “We must continue raising our voices until they can no longer be ignored. Together, we can restore respect for Wisconsin schools and educators. Together, we can reinvest in our schools so […]

Marquette Poll: Evers Leading Walker

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The new Marquette Law School Poll finds Democrat Tony Evers surging ahead of Republican Governor Scott Walker 49 percent to 44 percent among likely voters.  The poll also finds U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin expanding her lead on Republican Leah Vukmir.  For more coverage on the new poll, check out the news coverage from the Wisconsin […]

Evers Budget Request: $1.4 Billion K-12 Increase

Monday, September 17th, 2018

From WisPolitics: State Superintendent Tony Evers is asking for an additional $1.4 billion in state money over the next two years to fund K-12 education, more than double the boost schools got in the 2017-19 budget. The request comes as Evers challenges Gov. Scott Walker this fall with education funding one of the key issues. […]

145 Districts Receive Sparsity Aid payment; DPI Proposes Aid Increase

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The state’s small, sparsely populated school districts are sharing $25 million in aid payments that can be used to offset any costs the district incurs in educating its students. Sparsity aid is paid on the third Monday in September.  For more information, including a list of the districts receiving sparsity aid, see the DPI news […]

Evers Proposes New Money for Large Urban Districts

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

From … DPI Superintendent Tony Evers wants to add new money to the state’s five largest districts to help close the achievement gap, including aid to expand summer school and create grants to fund the start up and expansion of 3K. An overview posted at the Department of Public Instruction website notes the five […]

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