At the October 26 Stevens Point Area School Board meeting, district administrators presented an operations update that included several strategic changes to the existing instruction delivery model. Namely, a three week E-Learning period for all students between Thanksgiving and Winter Break.
Wisconsin law dictates a lot of requirements and standards schools have to meet each year, but it also provides some flexibility given extreme circumstances, like a pandemic, for the Department of Public Instruction to waive certain requirements for schools that apply.
Mid-State Technical College supporters gathered at the Wisconsin Trapshooting Association in Nekoosa on Sept. 11 for the Foundation’s fifth-annual Trapshoot Fundraiser. The competition raised approximately $2,500 for emergency grant programs that benefit students in financial need.
The University of Wisconsin System on Thursday announced that fall enrollment appears to be only slightly down from last year, with nearly 126,000 students enrolled at the 10 universities that have begun on-campus classes.
They are parents, caregivers, employees, and the people who will be heading back to school (whether in person, virtually, or a combination) with the children of Wisconsin. As teachers look ahead to the next school year, the impact of spring comes rushing back.
The Department of Public Instruction has seen a 50% increase in the number of open enrollment filings for virtual schools in the coming year compared to last year as the pandemic creates uncertainty in the traditional school setting. Among them, the Rural Virtual Academy in Medford has created a waitlist.
Another candidate has filed to run for Wisconsin’s schools superintendent. Former West Salem Superintendent Troy Gunderson is the third candidate who wants to become the state’s top education official.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank delivered a sobering message Wednesday about the state’s flagship campus as the fall semester looms, saying “we’re in a real financial crisis” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
There has been a long list of things to think about ahead of the new school year during the pandemic, so if music is not your forte, doing it safely could take some extra effort depending on the instrument.
Stevens Point Area School District is one of two districts in the state testing out a new survey. It is meant to allow the state and districts to better understand the type of internet needs students have while working from home, and to get those who have poor or no internet connected.
Face masks will be mandatory inside all University of Wisconsin campus buildings statewide under a policy adopted unanimously Thursday by the Board of Regents after interim President Tommy Thompson said there was no way to open safely amid the coronavirus pandemic without the mandate.
The “Warhawks Return: Practices for Fall 2020” details social distancing must be maintained, face coverings will be required in shared spaces and students will be informed of the specific format of their classes before the start of the semester on Sept. 2.
With the exception of Mercer in Iron County, Mosinee is about the only city in north-central Wisconsin that kept a full schedule of events celebrating Independence Day on the calendar. The festival is put on by the Mosinee Chamber of Commerce.
As we begin to ease stay-at-home restrictions in response to COVID-19, the country’s largest union of educators has released its nationwide guidelines for returning to schools, and, also warns of the potential loss of nearly 2 million education jobs due to the economic damage from the pandemic.