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September 3, 2020

Wisconsin Lags Nation In Education Spending, As COVID-19 Fallout Portends Tough Choices

Signs of encouragement in windows of a Madison school
A report highlighting a decline in the state's per-pupil spending in K-12 schools comes as education spending is likely to be a target for at least some cuts as the state weathers COVID-19's financial impact.  Read more »

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Placed On Administrative Leave


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation is conducted into an unspecified complaint. A UW System statement on the matter did not mention the nature of the complaint and noted no further comment would come from the central office while the investigation proceeds.  Read more »

Parents Press For Dane County Schools To Teach In-Person During Pandemic

Kids in a classroom
Dane County parents upset over online instruction at schools that were intending to hold classes in-person are speaking out following a recent emergency order by the local health department, which restricted all public and private schools to virtual instruction for grades 3-12 because of COVID-19. Read more »

The Signs They Are A Changin’: American Family Insurance Unveils New Logo For Brewers Stadium

Miller Park, Milwaukee
American Family Insurance is set to become the title sponsor of the Milwaukee Brewers’ ballpark beginning Jan. 1, 2021. The insurance firm revealed the park’s new logo on Thursday. Read more »

Wisconsin Prisons Have A Lower Rate Of COVID-19 Cases Than Most Neighboring States

The Green Bay Correctional Institution
The overall rate of confirmed cases in Wisconsin prisons is lower than rates among most neighboring state prison systems, but experts caution testing and policies can make a big difference in known infection rates.  Read more »
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