Education

 

by Megan Duncan | 02/14/2018 - 9:17am

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More than 100 changes to landlord-tenant laws have made a big difference to Madison renters. 

Education

by Lauren Thill | 02/13/2018 - 9:42am

 

United Way of Dane County will give free books to every child living in Dane County under the age of five through the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. The Imagination Library program will mail free books directly to the child’s home every month.

by Erin Green | 01/31/2018 - 10:07am

Students paint a mural for Madison's South Police Station at Hoyt School (Erin Green/Madison Commons).Students paint a mural for Madison's South Police Station at Hoyt School (Erin Green/Madison Commons).

A high-school student stood near the door of a classroom in Hoyt School, observing quietly as his classmates painted. He appeared nervous to join in. Artist Sonya Sankaran calmly handed him a paint brush and reassured him that mistakes could always be fixed. 

Soon, the student was painting flowers alongside his classmates.

by Maki Watanabe | 01/24/2018 - 12:56pm

Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre’s Artistic Director and co-founder, Jan Levine Thal, addressing the audience before their production of Paula Vogel’s The Mineola Twins in October 2017 (Maki Watanabe/Madison Commons).Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre’s Artistic Director and co-founder, Jan Levine Thal, addressing the audience before their production of Paula Vogel’s The Mineola Twins in October 2017 (Maki Watanabe/Madison Commons).

by Simpson Street Free Press | 01/17/2018 - 10:49am

From left to right: Josepha Da Costa, Odessa Schwei, Yani ThoronkaFrom left to right: Josepha Da Costa, Odessa Schwei, Yani Thoronka

This story originally appeared in the Simpson Street Free Press. The story was written by Jacqueline Zuniga Paiz, an Assistant Editor at SSFP. 

by Teodor Teofilov | 01/09/2018 - 10:01am

 Literacy Network offices in Madison (photo courtesy of Literacy Network)Literacy Network offices in Madison (photo courtesy of Literacy Network)

by Martha Morganstein | 01/04/2018 - 1:07pm

(Photo courtesy of GSAFE)(Photo courtesy of GSAFE)

Shawn Fredricks, a former health and physical education teacher at Beloit Memorial High School in Beloit, described always separating her students between boys and girls.

by Lauren Faust | 12/27/2017 - 2:48pm

(Photo courtesy of the Mellowhood Foundation)(Photo courtesy of the Mellowhood Foundation)

Young intelligent people with potential and promise, in need of more opportunity, trapped in the day-to-day struggles of racial and class oppression, are often left at the margins of society.

The drive of Tutankhamum “Coach” Assad lay here, in these realities that link the fate of young residents of Meadowood, a neighborhood on the southside of Madison.   

by Lauren Thill | 12/12/2017 - 10:29am

SSFP Reporters Sammy Garduno (left) and Mariama Bah (right) working on stories about Madison communities (Photo Courtesy of SSFP)SSFP Reporters Sammy Garduno (left) and Mariama Bah (right) working on stories about Madison communities (Photo Courtesy of SSFP)

Long-celebrated local out-of-school program Simpson Street Free Press is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018 with several programs that connect  students with the greater Wisconsin community.

by Lauren Thill | 11/13/2017 - 2:23pm

 Looking north with Monona Bay on the left, and Franklin Elementary School on the right (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)Looking north with Monona Bay on the left, and Franklin Elementary School on the right (Aaron Hathaway/Madison Commons)

The Early College STEM Academy, created in partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and Madison Area Technical College (MATC), will help make pursuing a STEM degree more accessible to Madison high school students; especially for students of color. 

by Megan Duncan | 11/01/2017 - 3:22pm

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After the Roman Catholic bishop overseeing the Madison area last week issued guidance that suggested some gay people could be denied funeral rites, the community is circulating a national-attention-getting petition to have the bishop removed

by Lauren Thill | 10/09/2017 - 2:15pm

 

The 2016-2017 annual report of the Madison Metropolitan School District shows gains in reading and math comprehension, as well as progress for English language learners, but lags behind in building personalized pathways to college for high school students.