by Gillian Losh | 04/23/2011 - 12:32pm

Advocates of Badger Rock Middle School want teachers to do things a little differently. As the first teachers are hired this spring, the school district will train them to incorporate hands-on learning and cultural relevance in their classrooms.

by Gillian Losh | 04/23/2011 - 12:26pm

Badger Rock Middle School, a new charter school on Madison’s south side, aims to revitalize a neighborhood some say has been neglected. With doors scheduled to open in the fall, proponents expect the school to serve the community at large.

by Rory Linnane | 03/22/2011 - 4:54pm

When students at Midvale Elementary enter their schoolyard, they are greeted by a veritable fairytale. Delicate white moonflowers glow from the outer space garden patch. A beanstalk reaches into the sky above them. A sunflower hut beckons their imaginations.

But the children aren’t here to play. Carrying rulers, pencils and paper, they head for the math garden where they will track the growth of different plants—and maybe dally to pluck some fresh raspberries along the way.