Media Digest November 7th 2017

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More than 400 people attended Madison’s first game development conference, and the group hopes to grow larger in the next year. Education

Though a partnership with a credit union, high school students get to learn about personal finance. This year teachers across Madison public schools are putting particular emphasis on developing trust and emotional connections between students. Therapy dogs are helping young students learn to read. Development

It’s a few months late, but a sushi and hibachi restaurant has opened in the former east side Old County Buffet. This week the first planning meeting for a rapid transit system that could cut commuting times to downtown by half will be held.

SSFP: The Simpson Street Neighborhood Name Represents a Storied Past

This story originally appeared in the Simpson Street Free Press. This article was written by Amie Kabera. She is a Junior at La Follette High School where she is President of Black Student Union. She is a Teen Editor at Simpson Street Free Press and works closely with our La Prensa Libre de Simpson Street staff writers. Aside from being a young journalist, she has plans on going to Law School and becoming an Immigration Lawyer. 

Simpson Street, the road on which Simpson Street Free Press was established, was once a corn field and the Royal Airport. The area around Antler’s Tavern—a beloved institution—has been through many challenges, but it’s always had a strong sense of community.

Media Digest November 1, 2017

Our weekly round up of headlines around Madison

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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. Education

Wisconsin has the largest racial disparity in well-being between white children and black children. The future of school resource offers in Madison schools is being discussed halfway through the pilot program. Two Sun Prairie teachers established a scholarship fund for students to pursue engineering education, and they named the first recipient. Development

Grants will ensure the completion of a Madison College campus expansion by 2019.