Dan Nerad, superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District, discusses his rationale behind opposing the Madison Prep charter school, which some argue could be the utopian environment for some of the district’s minority, low-income students. (Video by Alison Dirr)
Today’s students are 4 years old
In public elementary schools and private childcare centers across Wisconsin, 4-year-old kindergarten teaches children the foundations of problem-solving and collaboration to get ready for their academic career.
Diverse staff, conversation, class multiculturalism lead to tolerance
Frank Allis Elementary School stands out for its history of emphasizing diversity at a time when the district is beginning to move toward implementing similar measures to close the student achievement gap.
Ideal UW grad has global, technology, intern experience
In response to a challenging economy and revolutions in market dynamics, many UW-Madison departments are changing their curricula and offerings in order to prepare graduates for a competitive job market.
Career advisers Amanda Mueller and Molly Krohalk share some tips for graduates on the job search.
Madison Prep stalled, but backers say it could close achievement gap
The Urban League of Greater Madison first proposed a charter school, the Madison Preparatory Academy, for low-income minority students over a year ago. Although there have been challenges to getting the school started, the Urban League is still fighting for its solution to eliminating the achievement gap.