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Recent Posts (2016):

Schools, village address bullying at its roots (12/19/16)

State Lawmaker to Propose Random Drug Testing Mandate for Schools (12/14/16)

Proposed Resolutions to 2017 Delegate Assembly Available (12/7/16)

WASB Board of Directors Sets 2017 Legislative Agenda (11/29/16)

Speaker Vos: Increasing Education Funding a Top Priority in State Budget (11/28/16)

Trump Selects Voucher Activist Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary (11/23/16)

DPI Budget Priorities: Funding, Mental Health, Rural Schools, Summer Learning (11/15/16)

Happy Veterans Day from the WASB (11/11/16)

November is Military Family Month (11/2/16)

Fiscal Impact of Special Needs Vouchers Hits Declining Enrollment Districts Doubly Hard (10/24/16)

ACT Results Hold Steady, Persistent Achievement Gaps Remain (10/21/16)

General State Aid Certified to School Districts (10/14/16)

25 Operating Referendums on Nov. 8 Ballot (10/10/16)

Time to Thank Our School Boards (9/29/16)

Resolutions Submitted by School Boards for Policy and Resolutions Committee Review (9/22/16)

State Supt. Evers Gives State of Education Address, Hints at Budget Priorities (9/16/16)

Assembly Republicans Unveil Legislative Agenda for 2017-18 (9/8/16)

Youth Workforce Readiness Task Force Issues Report (8/31/16)

Governor: More Money for K-12 is Top Budget Priority (8/23/16)

Online Resolution Submission Now Available (8/18/16)

Governor Issues Budget Instructions to State Agency Heads; Leaves Window Open for K-12 Funding Increases (8/2/16)

Deadline to Submit Board Resolutions for WASB Policy & Resolutions Committee Review is Sept. 15 (7/21/16)

Growth in Property Taxes Slows, Schools Remain the Biggest User (7/5/16)

DPI Releases July 1 General Aid Estimate for 2016-17 (7/1/16)

DPI: 28 Private Schools Apply to Participate in Special Needs Vouchers (6/27/16)

Urban Education Task Force Releases Recommendations (6/16/16)

Rep. Thiesfeldt, Assembly Education Chair, Discusses K-12 Issues (6/6/16)

Wisconsin Joins Challenge to Federal Guidance on Transgender Students (5/31/16)

How Will Independent Charter Funding Impact Public Schools in 2016-17?(5/25/16)

Seeking School Board Members to Provide Feedback on ESSA Plan (5/23/16)

Independence/Authority of State Supt. Upheld by Supreme Court (5/18/16)

States Consider, Ramp Up Loan Forgiveness for Rural Teachers (5/11/16)

A Look at Voucher Funding in 2016-17 (5/6/16)

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2-6 (5/2/16)

Lawmakers Discuss School Funding Formula/Revenue Limits (3/24/16)

71 School Referendums on April 5 Ballot (3/21/16)

Senate confirms John King Jr. as U.S. Education Secretary (3/15/16)

The WASB Board of Directors Sets the WASB’s Legislative Agenda (3/11/16)

State Will Seek Proposals on Self-Insuring State Health Plan; Potential Savings Could Go To Fund Education (3/3/16)

Governor to Sign Two Education Bills Today (2/29/16)

Education Committee to Take Up Crime Reporting Mandate Among Other Bills on March 3 (2/26/16)

Lawmakers reach deal on changes to voucher program (2/17/16)

Assembly Education Committee Advances $14.2 Million Cut to Public Schools (2/10/16)

Statewide Voucher Expansion Continues As New Private Schools Register to Participate (2/5/16)

Marquette Poll: 57% Say Public Schools Don’t Get Enough State Support (1/28/16)

Governor Addresses State Education Convention, Promotes Technical Education (1/25/16)

State of the State Address: Gov. Walker Pledges Tuesday Night to Reform State Government and Invest “Every Penny of Savings” to Support Public Education (1/20/16)

Statewide Student Assessment Results Released (1/15/16)

Senate Committee Hears Referenda Restrictions Bill (1/14/16)

Alert: Senate Committee to Hear Referenda/Borrowing Restriction Bill (1/8/16)


Assembly Education Committee Recap (12/18/15)

President Signs ESEA Reauthorization into Law (12/10/15)

ESEA Reauthorization Breezes Through House (12/3/15)

Resolutions Approved for Consideration by 2016 WASB Delegate Assembly Now Posted (11/27/15)

Evers Elected CCSSO President (11/25/15)

Evers Recognizes 40 Years of IDEA (11/19/15)

Celebrating American Education Week (11/16/15)

Happy Veterans Day from the WASB (11/11/15)

Fall Referendums Successful (11/4/15)

November is Military Family Month (11/2/15)

US Education Secretary Duncan to Step Down (10/8/15)

Federal Update: NSBA Urges Congress to Reauthorize ESEA (10/2/15)

State Assembly Passes Two K-12 Education-Related Bills (9/25/15)

State Superintendent Would be Appointed by Governor Under Proposal (9/15/15)

DPI Selects New Statewide Assessment to Replace Badger Exam (9/10/15)

State to Spend $258M on Vouchers Next School Year (9/1/15)

Wisconsin’s ACT Scores Hold Steady (8/11/15)

DPI Announces Sparsity Aid Payments to 137 Small Rural School Districts (8/11/15)

Schools compete for teachers as applications decrease (8/3/15)

Compromise Needed Between U.S. Senate and U.S. House to Get Rewrite of No Child Left Behind Education Law to President’s Desk (7/20/15)

Governor Signs Budget; Includes Several Education-Related Vetoes (7/13/15)

WASB Gets Key Provision Removed; Property Insurance Fund Restored in Senate Budget (7/8/15)

DPI Releases July 1 General Aid Estimate (7/1/15)

Floor Debate On NCLB May Begin Soon (6/19/15)

DPI: Funding for Special Education will be Frozen (6/4/15)

School Leaders Communicating with Their Communities About JFC Budget (6/3/15)

Vouchers Could Drain $600-$800 Million from Public Schools Through 2025 (5/29/15)

JFC Budget Dramatically Revamps Teacher Licensure (5/26/15)

JFC Budget: $0 Increase in Resources in First Year, $100 Increase in Second Year (5/20/15)

National Expert: Wisconsin Per Pupil Spending Likely to Fall Below National Average (5/13/15)

State Seeking New State Assessment to Replace Badger Exam (5/8/15)

Graduation Rate Continues to Improve (5/7/15)

It's Teacher Appreciation Week (5/5/15)

Former WASB Executive Director Passes Away (4/27/15)

April is the Month of the Military Child (4/1/15)

Student Video Recaps Successful Convention (3/21/15)

Joint Finance Announces Budget Public Hearings (3/5/15)

Spring Primary School Referendums Successful (2/18/15)

School Funding in the Proposed 2015-17 State Budget: We Have the Tools…Where’s the Lumber? (2/12/15)

John Ashley Statement on Governor’s 2015-17 Biennial Budget Proposal (2/5/15)

State Graduation Rates Among Best in Nation (1/26/15)

Senate Version of Accountability Bill Differs from Assembly Version(1/14/15)

Assembly GOP Releases School Accountability Proposal (1/7/15)

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