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JFC Democrats Offer K-12 Package

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

From The Wheeler Report . . . The Democratic members of the Joint Finance Committee held a press conference today to announce their proposal for K-12 funding for the 2017-19 budget. According to the proposal, the package would: Put $514 million additional dollars into the general aid formula Implement DPI Supt. Ever’s Fair Funding Proposal […]

GOP Far Apart on Transpo; No Concensus on K-12

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

From WisPolitics.com … (late yesterday) Joint Finance Committee Co-chair Alberta Darling said today top GOP leaders have a long way to go on reaching a consensus on transportation, another sign the budget won’t be completed by the end of the fiscal year on June 30. “We are as far apart on transportation as we were […]

Budget Talks Continue

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

From WisPolitics.com … (late yesterday) GOP legislative leaders are still at an impasse on the transportation budget, although they’re confident they will strike a deal soon on K-12 education. GOP leg leaders met yesterday as well as this afternoon. Still, Joint Finance Committee Co-chair John Nygren said it would be a “challenge” to wrap up […]

Closed-Door Budget Talks Continue Today

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

From WisPolitics.com … GOP leaders will continue closed-door talks today on the budget, as they try to strike a deal on the remaining big-ticket items of K-12 education, taxes and transportation. Their offices reported they were making progress following a full day of budget talks yesterday, although no notice for a possible Joint Finance Committee […]

More on Gerrymandering Supreme Court Case

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

I found this column by Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel to be interesting analysis of the key issues at the heart of the Wisconsin gerrymandering case.  Check it out.

La Crosse Area Educators Weigh In on ESSA

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Check out the La Crosse Tribune coverage of the ESSA hearing held at CESA 4 yesterday.

SWIB Executive Director to Retire

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

From WisPolitics.com … Michael Williamson, the executive director of the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, will retire at the end of the year. SWIB, which manages state retirement assets, said it’s added $1 billion above the market’s returns since Williamson started leading the agency in 2012. David Stein, the Board of Trustees chairman, said Williamson […]

Evers Announces Districts of Innovation

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Department of Public Instruction unveiled a new effort today to encourage innovation, increase educational equity, and remove barriers that schools may face in helping all students graduate college and career ready. Additional information is available in the DPI news release here.

Public Hearing on PI 34 Emergency Rule

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The Department of Public Instruction is submitting an emergency rule on PI 34 under s. 115.28(7)(a), Stats.  The emergency rule and corresponding public hearing notice are linked below.  The emergency rule will be effective on Saturday, June 17th.  The public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 6 in Madison. PI 34 contains the current […]

GOP Plan Would Roll Back Recurring Referendums for 130 Districts

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Check out this coverage of the public hearing on AB 268 from Wisconsin Public Radio.

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