In order to add or expand 16 programs in areas with high-demand career paths as a way to maintain and increase enrollment; the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point proposed shifting resources away from lower enrollment programs primarily in the traditional humanities and social sciences – like English and history.
Dr. Tony Evers, Wisconsin’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, who adopted Common Core State Standards wants to challenge Governor Scott Walker.
Wisconsin has a new set of science standards based on the Next Generation Science Standards and they are up for public comment until August 12.
A group of Wisconsin citizens led by Don Pridemore has created WINNER, Inc. seeks a qualified candidate for State Superintendent of Schools.
8,104 Wisconsin students opted out of Smarter Balanced this school year including 7% of Madison elementary and middle schoolers.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill has Common Core opt-out features that could be short circuited by his school accountability emphasis.
Legislation has been filed by Wisconsin lawmakers that requires school districts to inform parents of their opt-out rights and provide certain information.
Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) said that his administration effectively repealed Common Core in Wisconsin through his state’s spending plan.
Six states have experienced technical glitches with the roll out for Smarter Balanced Assessments this Spring causing Montana to make it optional.
The Washington Post gives a preview of state house fights over Common Core that are on the horizon after the GOP wave.