WUWM: Education Reporting

There’s a lot to know about our schools - from the systems at large down to individual students. WUWM's job is to take you into classrooms, introduce you to the people involved and explain the complicated stuff.

No matter how education touches your life - whether you're a parent, student, teacher or just interested in better understanding how learning happens - we want your ideas to help shape the stories we cover.

What do YOU want to know about education in southeastern Wisconsin? Let's learn together.

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Wisconsin’s voucher schools have until June 30 to voluntarily provide data about students with disabilities to the state.

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Piano Arts is bringing together the cream of the crop of young pianists this week for its biennial North American Piano Competition, one of the most prominent competitions for these musicians.

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A recent report named Wisconsin as the worst state for the welfare of black children.

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In the United States, some two million children are believed to have one or both parents behind bars.

We talk with two people honored for their contribution to arts education today.  John Waite is the director of instrumental music at Hamilton High School in Sussex and the winner of the Civic Music Association of Milwaukee’s 2014 Music Teacher of the Year Award.

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The Washington Post has ranked what it considers the top high schools in the country when it comes to challenging their students.

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Great violinist and educator Itzhak Perlman will play a concert Saturday evening in Kohler as part of the Kohler Foundation’s Distinguished Guest Series.

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The time of transition continues in Milwaukee Public Schools.  The state’s largest school district is looking for a new superintendent after the announcement earlier this year that Gregory Thornton is leaving to run the public school system in Baltimore.

The USDA might OK new  herbicide-resistant corn and soybeans.  This is one of the issues upon which conventional & organic growers disagree.

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Wisconsin continues its tug of war over Common Core standards. They spell out what American students should learn and when. 

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Though this Wisconsin winter has meant a lot of time cooped up kids, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum has just opened an exhibit that brings the outdoors inside.

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As the Milwaukee school board prepares to name an interim superintendent, one education analyst says outgoing Milwaukee Public School head Gregory Thornton took a new gig out of frustration.

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Though Wisconsin adopted the Common Core Standards three years ago, recent debate has reignited the discussion over  how to measure academic standards, school accountability, charter schools, and even real estate.

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As urban farmers gathered Saturday to sign up for garden & hydrant permits in Milwaukee, advocates hope the neighborhood collaboration inspires others to dig in.

Some public schools in Wisconsin have cut back on physical education over the years because of shrinking budgets and demands to boost academics.

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