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James Wigderson is a Wisconsin-based education reporter for Watchdog. He is also an award-winning local columnist for the Waukesha Freeman, an online contributor to MacIver Institute and RightWisconsin, and blogs at the Wigderson Library and Pub. He lives in Waukesha, WI, with his wife Doreen and their children. James can be reached at [email protected]

Marquette says John McAdams’ suspension to continue until he apologizes

By   /  January 15, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“It really is a matter of principle. I’m not going to let the bastards get rid of me,” McAdams said.

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Oconomowoc schools comms director placed on paid administrative leave

By   /  January 13, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Ms. Winckler has been placed on Administrative Leave while the School District considers the legal and personnel implications of the issues which have been presented to the District,” Rindo wrote.

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Wisconsin lawmakers reintroduce REINS Act

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Just having this tool, I think will hold bureaucrats more accountable,” Neylon said.

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Policy memo accuses Evers of acting unilaterally on ESSA

By   /  January 6, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A new public policy memo accuses the Wisconsin Superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction of acting unilaterally in implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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‘Informational materials?’ School districts spend more than $325,000 to advertise referendums

By   /  January 4, 2017  /  Education, News, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“Please note that the District did not ‘advertise’ or ‘promote’ the referendum, thus no responsive records exist.”

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Oconomowoc schools investigating marketing director who did consulting work during business hours

By   /  December 22, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“We’ll continue to investigate in our fact-finding until we can reach some logical conclusions, and then we’ll take whatever actions we deem necessary,” Rindo said

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