articles tagged "education"

The World’s Children in 2013

Monday, 30 December 2013 | A Public Affair
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How were the children of the world in 2013? On this edition of A Public Affair we reflected on the status of the world’s children as we approach 2014. more »

Wisconsin’s Biggest Stories of 2013

Thursday, 26 December 2013 | A Public Affair
Rebecca Kemble

Last week we discussed Your Hot Topics of 2013 for national news. Today on A Public Affair, we covered a year end wrap up of Wisconsin state news for 2013. more »

School District Report Cards Are In!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | buzz
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Schools measure everything about students these days, providing quantitative measures of student’s performance against multiple state and national benchmarks. Last year, the state Department of Public Instruction expanded that trend to include grades for schools, and this year, for the first time, they’re issuing report cards for entire school districts. So how did your district do? And what kind of information do these reports tell us? Julie Underwood, an expert in school policy and the Dean of the University of Wisconsin Department of Education, and Bradley Carl, Wisconsin Center for Education Research researcher with the Milwaukee Public Schools joined the Monday Buzz with Brian Standing. more »

Homelessness in Madison Schools

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | A Public Affair
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One of the greatest issues that Madison and Dane County face is the growing poverty rate. Why is this rate getting higher and just how bad is it affecting out schools? On Tuesday September 24th, our host Carousel Bayrd sat down with Linda Ketchem of Madison Urban Ministry (MUM) and the Executive Director, Amy Noble, of the Homeless Services Transition Education Program for Madison Public Schools, to discuss the issue of homelessness and its role in our schools. more »

Happenings at the Capitol

Thursday, 19 September 2013 | A Public Affair
Rebecca Kemble

What’s the latest on the happenings at the Capitol? On Thursday September 19th, our host Allen Ruff was joined by Rebecca Kemble to discussed what is happening in terms of the controversial mining bill, the new University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor, and our education system. more »

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