Madison
57° F
Overcast
Overcast
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
  • Marysville Pilchuck school shooting 4

    KOMO

    2 dead in school shooting near Seattle, sources say

    A school shooting has been reported at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, about 35 miles north of Seattle.

  • Craig Spencer

    America's Ebola patients

    An American doctor who was working with Ebola patients in Guinea was been diagnosed with the disease after returning to New York. Learn more about him and America's other Ebola victims.

  • Hot peppers

    Karimala/iStock

    Notable food recalls

    A North Carolina producer of peppers and hot sauces is voluntarily recalling 6,215 pounds of fresh serrano chili peppers because some tested positive for salmonella. Here are other notable food recalls that made headlines.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement