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More than half of Wisconsin’s public school districts are buying food from local sources and another 19% intend to start doing so soon, according to the first "farm-to-school census" conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture.
The new report says 43% of districts nationwide had farm-to-school programs in place in the 2011-‘12 school year, with fruits, vegetables and milk topping the list of local purchases.
You can use this USDA search to find your district and find what percentage of the food budget was spent locally.
image via flickr:CC | NatalieMaynor
Milwaukee Public Schools is doing away with traditional letter grades in favor of a new scoring system that separates academic progress from social skills.
The report card offers separate feedback about a student’s work habits, behavior and effort — such as following rules or arriving to class prepared — on a scale of 1 to 4.
Known as "standards-based" grading, the new system has been implemented more widely in recent years, and is reaching more MPS K-8 and elementary schools this year.
Watch the “Language Apprentice” from the The Ways, an ongoing series on language and culture from Native communities in the Great Lakes from the Wisconsin Media Lab.
A new study that analyzed medical and discipline data from Milwaukee Public Schools found young children who are exposed to lead are nearly three times more likely to be suspended from school by the fourth grade.
Researchers led by Amato analyzed medical and school discipline records of about 3,000 MPS students. Among the students whose blood tested positive for lead exposure, 31% had been suspended at least once by fourth grade. Among those not exposed to lead, 11% had been suspended by then, Amato said.
image via flickr:CC | Rev. Xanatos
Milwaukee by Smartphone
Tweets by IPhone (red) and Android phone (green). This is a pretty good proxy for income distribution.
From MapBox, GNIP, and Eric Fischer. (By the way, a red-green color combination is the choice most likely to stymie colorblind users.)
The state Department of Public Instruction would potentially be barred from implementing new common academic standards until hearings are held and new findings issued under a provision a legislative committee tucked into the state budget Wednesday.
The Joint Finance Committee also voted to require high school students to take a suite of age-appropriate ACT tests twice their freshman year and once every year after that.
Dipping into an ongoing dispute over a new student data system, the committee voted to allow school boards to select their own vendors for tracking students, rather than going with a Minnesota company selected by state officials.
Jim Duggan will always have the memories, stored up over 50 years of teaching history at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy.
Five-Zero. Fifty. Years. Teaching.
When I heard that Milwaukee was hosting at TEDx I got pretty excited, since the speakers will be discussing STEAM. The event is streamed so you can join me on Thursday 12p-4p CDT (today I confirmed a seat at the conference, WHOO HOO)!
Hey Milwaukee, don’t forget to vote today!
Today’s election has an important referendum, “Should the state of Wisconsin continue to permit citizens to register to vote at the polls on Election Day? Yes ____ No_____”
I think you know what to do!
Clara Faile (right) stars as Peter Pan and Lauren Nitka plays Wendy in Greendale High School's production of 'Peter Pan’. Clara has Tourette syndrome. But when she’s acting, the tics and anxiety caused by the nervous-system disorder disappear. 'It's the instant healer,' she says.
More graduates in Wisconsin’s Class of 2012 took Advanced Placement exams and earned scores high enough to be considered for college credit, but success rates for black and Hispanic graduates fell or remained flat from last year, according to a report.
The College Board’s Ninth Annual AP Report to the Nation shows that among Wisconsin’s graduating seniors last spring, 29.6% took an AP exam sometime in high school, up from 27.8% in the Class of 2011.
UW-Madison was among 29 universities in several countries that announced new partnerships with the online learning company Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses called MOOCs.
the four pilot courses that literally thousands of students around the world may take online will showcase a handful of UW-Madison’s best and brightest faculty. The first two courses, Video Games and Learning and a business course, Markets with Friction, will be offered this fall. In spring 2014, Globalizing Higher Education and Research for the Knowledge Economy will be offered, fol lowed by a human evolution course.