education

5 Takeaways from the GB Schools Newser on School Violence

The Green Bay Area Public School District held a news conference Wednesday to address safety concerns at Washington Middle School. Media Trackers first reported the story of former teacher Kerstin Westcott resigning June 5, saying she no longer felt safe at Washington because of violent, aggressive behavior by students that has gone unchecked. Here are […]

Walker Praises Tuition Freeze: Rejects Dem Criticism

While some saw it as a defeat, Governor Scott Walker hailed as a victory the Joint Finance Committee’s decision Thursday to remove a 5% tuition decrease from the second year of Walker’s budget. The move leaves in place a tuition freeze.  “Oh it’s a huge win,” Walker told Media Trackers Friday. “And remember, “there was […]

Podcast: UWGB Student Takes on Academia

MacIver Institute published an extensively researched piece Monday written by intern Jessica Murphy titled: “Top 5 Wasteful Classes in the UW-System.” The social media blow back was swift. Murphy discussed the piece and the reaction to it with Media Trackers Communications Director Jerry Bader.  

Is “Racial Battle Fatigue” Going Mainstream?

A quick internet search of “mental health therapy” typically will yield fairly consistent results. Virtually every article will include an element of behavior modification on the part of the patient as a goal of treatment. Most treatment plans involve empowering the patient with coping skills and the confidence to use them. In short, mental health therapy […]

Medical College of Wisconsin Joins the War on Microagressions

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s website makes its mission quite clear on its website: We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care […]

School District Wastes Little Time in Ramping up Post Referendum Defeat Scare Machine

There were 65 school referendums on ballots around Wisconsin Tuesday. Northeast Wisconsin saw several successful ballot initiatives: two in Green Bay and one in the Denmark School District. However, another Brown County School referendum suffered a crushing defeat. The Howard-Suamico School District asked voters for permission to exceed state-imposed revenue limits by $4 million a […]

Southwest Licking Local Schools

Walker Proposes Eliminating Requirement for Monthly School Board Meetings

Governor Scott Walkers 2017-19 budget eliminates the requirement that school boards meet every month. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson told Media Trackers that the change is among several requirements Walker wants to eliminate in an effort to allow school boards to innovate and determine best practices. Evenson said, “ultimately, school boards are accountable to their voters.” Evenson […]

Walker Budget Eliminates Minimum Hours of Instruction for School Districts

Governor Scott Walker recommends repealing several state mandates on K-12 public schools in his 2017-19 budget, including the current minimum hours of instruction requirement. A bill passed in 2014 repealed the requirement that school districts must hold school for at least 180 days each year, but left in place the requirement that schools must schedule […]