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Public News Service - WI: Education

The head of a Wisconsin children's advocacy group says President Donald Trump's budget proposal runs counter to the state's motto. (WI Dept. of Administration)

MADISON, Wis. – Groups that advocate for children are voicing concerns that President Donald Trump's budget proposal slashes funding for nutrition, health care and other programs that help hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites meet basic needs. House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin calls the

Laura Linde, back row center, is one of 87 UW-Madison students serving abroad in the Peace Corps. She teaches science in Nicaragua. (UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. – An annual report just released shows that the University of Wisconsin at Madison again leads the way in the number of graduates who volunteer for service in the Peace Corps. There are 87 UW-Madison grads currently volunteering worldwide. Last year UW-Madison was number two in

About 43 million Americans are now carrying a total of more than $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. (zimmytws/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin now ranks among the top five states in the nation for percentage of college grads holding student loan debt, with the average Wisconsinite carrying around $30,000 in loans. Student loan debt is difficult to refinance, unlike a mortgage or a car loan. A bill to change tha

A new report shows Wisconsin lagging far behind in hiring teachers of color. (shironosov/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Between 2005 and 2014, spending by Wisconsin school districts declined by 5.4 percent per student, while the national average showed an increase of 4.2 percent over the same period. And Tamarine Cornelius, who authored a report for the Wisconsin Budget Project, says the state

Wisconsin state Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, says the Legislature must address the state's lagging economy and declining wages in its 2017 agenda. (Official Wisconsin Legislature photo)

MADISON, Wis. - As the year draws to an end, Wisconsin Democrats say job and wage growth in the state is stagnant, which has compounded the challenges facing families in the Badger State. As Republicans plan to stay the course of austerity and cuts to existing budgets, Democrats say 2017 should bri

UW-Oshkosh leads the state in the amount of student loan debt at graduation. (mj0007/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – While the past year has brought some discussion among political leaders and candidates about the level of student-loan debt in Wisconsin, nothing substantive has been done to address the growing crisis. Democrats in the state Legislature have introduced bills in each of the las

Public education is changing in Wisconsin, with talk of still another type of school choice program. (AlexBrylov/iStockPhoto)

MADISON, Wis. – Over the past several years, Wisconsin's new school choice and charter school programs have been at the center of controversy about the future of public education in the state. Now, Republican legislative leaders have signaled they will consider still another type of voucher p

A new UW study details the impact of Act 10 on teacher salaries in Wisconsin. (Catherine Yeulot/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – The passage of Act 10 in 2011 essentially outlawed public employee unions, and has had a huge impact on teacher salaries in school districts everywhere in Wisconsin. But until now, there has been no formal study of how the districts dealt with the issue of teacher compensatio

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