by Rachel Schulze | 07/03/2013 - 12:14pm

Retiring Midvale Elementary Teacher Mary Malloy looks back fondly on her career in education

by Rachel Schulze | 06/13/2013 - 2:28am

Summer vacation begins Friday, June 14 for students in the Madison Metro School District, and with free activities offered around the city throughout the season, kids can spend the warm months having fun and learning outside of the house. 

Read on for a rundown of some things for kids to do until school starts again in the fall.

Discovery Summer Science

by Mickey Gibson | 06/05/2013 - 12:46pm

Joslynne Schneider has been babysitting eight-year-old Will for a week. Each morning, after Will’s mother leaves for work, and after he has spent quality time with his Power Rangers, Joslynne asks him what he wants to do. Will’s response is usually the same: go to the library.

Now Will's favorite spot in the Meadowood Neighborhood may be getting a makeover.

by Alison Dirr | 06/03/2013 - 10:29pm

In a cozy white house in Madison, a family of five sits in a circle. As the sun sets this Wednesday evening, someone flips on the lights and another conversation begins.

A strong alliance built over the course of many years and joint struggles binds them. Whoever speaks captures the attention of the other four. Brenda and Marty McMiller and their three children play off each other as the topic roams from college to politics before landing on “the three-headed beast.”

Tags: Education
by Scott Girard | 05/24/2013 - 10:30am

A new $72,000 program will aim to support Madison high school dropouts with outreach and education about their options to obtain a high school diploma while also outlining long-term plans for success beyond school.

by Susan Endres | 05/14/2013 - 6:27am

Foundation for area schools to support science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts

by Susan Endres | 05/13/2013 - 8:35pm

Although the school board elections are over, education-related issues still weigh on parents’ minds.

Soraya Willems-Neal (left) and Suzanne Swift: Willems-Neal is one of two new co-presidents who are replacing Swift for next year after her term endsSoraya Willems-Neal (left) and Suzanne Swift: Willems-Neal is one of two new co-presidents who are replacing Swift for next year after her term ends

For Suzanne Swift, the president of Franklin-Randall Elementary School’s parent-teacher organization (PTO), the issues are the same as they have always been, despite certain ones being used by candidates to “hang their hats on.”

by Lauren Anderson | 05/02/2013 - 10:00pm

Area schools discuss the possible impact of school choice, as proposed in Gov. Walker's budget

by Alison Dirr | 04/24/2013 - 8:05am

Today, Madison’s achievement gap is a frequent topic of conversation. The subject pops up in school board meetings, at candidate forums and in community conversations. But the issue was not always as well recognized as it is now.

Tags: Education
by Alison Dirr | 04/23/2013 - 5:00am
On April 22, the three winners of the Madison School Board race were sworn in to office in the Doyle Administration Building. 
School Board member and Clerk Ed Hughes swore in the three candidates. Current School Board President James Howard was the first, followed by Dean Loumos, who will take Seat 3. TJ Mertz, the winner of Seat 5, was sworn in third. 
In the April 2 election, Howard beat Greg Packnett.

Tags: Education
by Nora Hertel | 04/12/2013 - 1:52pm

We address the question: How many absentee ballots went to Strong vs. Loumos?