articles tagged "education"

Homelessness in Madison Schools

Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | A Public Affair
Photo Credit: BeniCufi

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 »

Common Core Under Fire

Monday, 16 September 2013 | buzz
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The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization has the motto “Protect the vulnerable. Expose wrongdoing. Seek solutions to problems.” Each month, we check in with the Center for Investigative Journalism for the latest happening in the state. Reporter Nora Hertel joined host Brian Standing to talk about Wisconsin’s public education Common Core curriculum. more »

Youth Mental Health and Wellness

Tuesday, 10 September 2013 | A Public Affair
Dane County Department of Human Services

A major issue that our schools face today is youth mental health and wellness. On Tuesday September 10th, our host Carousel Bayrd was joined by Marykay Wills, mental health and alternate care service manager with Dane County Human Services and Jeannette Deloya, a program support social worker with Madison Metropolitan School District to discuss the issues that Madison school have been addressing in order to better mental health and wellness in youth. more »

The First Day of School

Tuesday, 3 September 2013 | A Public Affair
School Supplies

Today, Tuesday September 3, was the first day back to school in Madison. Host Carousel Bayrd and her guests Jennifer Cheatham, Madison Superintendent, and Marjorie Passman, school board member, celebrated this day with a discussion of the education system in the Madison area. more »

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