Youth Risk survey results, assessment calendar for 2016-17 discussed at May 10 school board meeting

BY ELI FRANK — The May 10 school board meeting featured a number of higher profile discussions and announcements, including a summary of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the announcement of the decision of which architecture firm to use for the district facilities update, a presentation on the preliminary budget for next year and updates to district language regarding testing opt-outs. This was the first board meeting with Hilary DeBlois on the board, who was elected in April to fill Colin Plese’s seat after he decided to not seek another term. Because of the changes in composition, the board voted … Continue reading Youth Risk survey results, assessment calendar for 2016-17 discussed at May 10 school board meeting

2016 presidential preference primary

BY ELI FRANK, OLIVIA HOLBROOK — Wisconsin votes in the presidential preference primary on Tuesday, April 5. In Issue 7 and in an extended post on the Ripples website, Eli Frank wrote why Bernie Sanders is the best choice in the Democratic … Continue reading 2016 presidential preference primary

March 22 school board meeting features presentation from David Bowen

BY ELI FRANK — David Bowen, Democratic state Assemblyman from Milwaukee, attended the March 22 school board meeting, where he give a presentation on the current state of Wisconsin public education to inform the board’s legislative advocacy focus. Bowen touched … Continue reading March 22 school board meeting features presentation from David Bowen

From Day 3 of the Shorewood Schools Summit: What community members want the district to focus on, for completion by 2025

BY ELI FRANK — The top things students, teachers and community members identified as wanting the district to focus on accomplishing by the year 2025. The first set of images is a ranked, edited list, with similar cards combined into one category. Dots indicate popularity. More dots=more popular. The second set of images is a raw, unedited and unranked list. Edited, ranked:   Unedited, unranked: Continue reading From Day 3 of the Shorewood Schools Summit: What community members want the district to focus on, for completion by 2025

From Day 2 of the Shorewood Schools Summit: Relevant issues and trends that impact education today

BY ELI FRANK — A list of the answers from Shorewood students, teachers and community members to the question posed on Day 2 of the Shorewood Schools Summit: “What do you believe are the relevant issues and trends that impact education today?” Continue reading From Day 2 of the Shorewood Schools Summit: Relevant issues and trends that impact education today

From Day 1 of the Shorewood Schools Summit: Timeline of global, educational and learning trends/issues/events

BY ELI FRANK — A timeline of global, educational and learning trends, issues and events, especially in relation to Shorewood, from Day 1 of the Shorewood Schools Summit.   Continue reading From Day 1 of the Shorewood Schools Summit: Timeline of global, educational and learning trends/issues/events

Shorewood Schools Summit kicks off with collaboration, productive conversation

BY ELI FRANK — The first day focused on the past of Shorewood Schools, with the nearly 130 in attendance working individually, in small groups and as a whole in a number of activities to establish the history of the … Continue reading Shorewood Schools Summit kicks off with collaboration, productive conversation