Madison
70° F
Scattered Clouds
Scattered Clouds
Advertisement

We Can Do It

Published On: May 09 2013 04:25:16 PM CDT
Neil Heinen photo

 

 

 

WE CAN DO IT

05/09/13

The continuing subtle – or perhaps not so subtle – shift in direction and focus in the community-based public education discussion of the achievement gap was evident to us at this week’s Foundation for Madison Public Schools Circle of Friends luncheon.

First of all more than 700 friends of Madison’s public schools saw first hand how the endowments now supporting every school in the district are enhancing student achievement and enriching student learning. From spoken word projects to school music and video projects the creativity on display was remarkable.


But the luncheon also featured the announcement of one-point-two Million dollar We Can Do It grants to Sandburg and Thoreau elementary schools to accelerate and support current efforts to improve student achievement. Thank you Mary Burke. Enough said. And the focused efforts to close the gap grow, school by school and kid by kid.

Advertisement
  • Credit cards

    Augie Martin/CNN

    Biggest data breaches of all time

    The FBI is investigating a hacking attack on JPMorgan Chase that caused a data breach, though the extent of the damage from the attack and where it came from have not yet been determined. Take a look at some of the biggest data breaches of all time.

  •  Diane Sawyer

    Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

    Notable TV exits through the years

    Diane Sawyer officially stepped down as anchor of ABC's "World News" last night, but will focus on primetime specials and big interviews for the network. Take a look at other high-profile personalities and their exits from particular shows or TV altogether.

  • Minneapolis blurb

    Top 20 cities for quality of life

    Looking for a better quality of life? You may want to consider moving to one of these cities, according to a new study.

  • Emma

    Emma

    Look Who's 3

    Check out who's turning 3, and send in your photo.

  • Call for Action logo

    Submit a Complaint to Call For Action

    Have a consumer complaint? Click here to contact our Call For Action team.

  • C3K-EVENTS

    Events calendar

    Looking for something to do? Visit Channel 3000's events section featuring dining, food, music and family-friendly events throughout Madison and the surrounding area.

Advertisement