DPI Comment on Supplement not Supplant Rule Proposal by ED

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

Check out the DPI’s comment on the US Department of Education proposed rule on supplement not supplant.

See DPI ESEA page here.

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How Tax Cuts Changed Wisconsin

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

Check out this interesting article from the Christian Science Monitor on Wisconsin tax cuts and their impact on education, workforce development and economic growth.  It includes commentary from SOS Wauwatosa, Governor Walker, the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance and business leaders.

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More Referendum Coverage

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

More coverage of school referenda, this time from the Chippewa Herald.

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Walker Approval Rating Still Underwater

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

From WisPolitics.com …

The Marquette Law poll found respondents favored President Obama but not Gov. Scott Walker.

The poll found 52 percent approved of the job President Obama is doing, while 44 percent did not.

Also, Walker’s job approval rating continued to be underwater. It was 42-51 this time, compared to 44-51 in early October.

The survey was in the field Oct. 26-31, a span of six days. Typically, it’s in the field for four, and Franklin said that was done to conduct additional surveys.

The survey included 1,255 likely voters and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points. The margin of error for the full sample of 1,401 registered voters was plus or minus 3.3 percentage points. The surveys were split between landlines and cell phones.

See more poll results here.

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Clinton Holds Six-Point Edge in Wisconsin

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

Clinton holds a stable lead according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.  Check out the coverage by Matt DeFour of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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U.S. Senate Race Down to the Wire

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

Check out the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel coverage of the Johnson-Feingold race coming out of the most recent Marquette Law School poll.

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Driver Unveils Major MPS Improvement Plans

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

Check out the MPS improvement plans unveiled by MPS Superintendent Darienne Driver as reported by Erin Richards of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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DPI Hearing on High Cost Special Education Rules

By John Forester | November 3, 2016

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 3 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 17 to accept public testimony on proposed permanent rules related to High Cost Special Education Aid. The hearing will be held at the DPI’s headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 South Webster Street, Madison. For those who cannot attend the hearing, written comments sent to the department will be given the same consideration as public testimony.

Additional information is available in the DPI news release here.

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Borsuk: Vouchers 2.0 Could Be Education Savings Accounts

By John Forester | October 31, 2016

I always find Alan Borsuk’s columns interesting.  Check out his latest column on education savings accounts.

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Christian Science Monitor: In Wisconsin, Rural Superintendents Turn to Voters to Keep Schools Going

By John Forester | October 31, 2016

Check out this article from the Christian Science Monitor.  It features extensive quotes from Schiocton Superintendent Nichole Schweitzer.

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