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Wisconsin Choice Programs Show Gains

By |2021-10-19T19:46:25+00:00October 15th, 2021|Press Releases|

For Immediate Release October 15, 2021 Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin bender@parentchoice.org  414.319.9160 Brookfield, WI – The Department of Public Instruction released enrollment numbers today for all education sectors in Wisconsin for this fall. Here is the data from their press release: The state’s four private school parental choice programs (4) reported a combined [...]

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The Science of Reading

By |2021-10-06T21:48:36+00:00October 6th, 2021|Seminars|

Seminar: The Science of Reading: Background & Opportunities There are ways to learn to read that are supported by science. This seminar on teaching reading gives an overview of the way reading is currently taught in Wisconsin, explains the "Science of Reading", provides examples of the ways that schools are implementing SoR, and offers options [...]

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EANS Choice Audit Discussion

By |2021-09-21T18:00:23+00:00September 10th, 2021|Seminars|

In a followup to the first EANS roundtable, School Choice Wisconsin Action (SCWA) hosted a second hour-long discussion, titled "EANS And The Choice Audit". The panel included Paul Helmers of Wipfli, LLP, Lori Saqer of Messmer Catholic Schools, and Jason Wrasse of Reilly, Penner & Benton. They addressed many of the common questions and concerns [...]

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School Choice Wisconsin Announces New President

By |2021-09-20T21:29:30+00:00September 1st, 2021|Press Releases|

School Choice Wisconsin (SCW) has named Nicholas Kelly to the position of president, effective immediately, said Susan Mitchell, acting president and board chair. Kelly joined SCW in July.  He formerly was the principal of St. Thomas More High School, a private school in Milwaukee that participates in Wisconsin’s parental choice programs. As a principal Mr. [...]

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Common Sense Wisconsin Releases Power Education Blueprint

By |2021-09-15T21:19:49+00:00August 17th, 2021|Blog|

Around the country we have seen a number of new education policy proposals that empower parents in K-12 education. Even in states that are not traditional sources of educational options, the pandemic has engaged parents in a manner that is garnering strong reactions. Today, here in Wisconsin, we see a new proposal that expands our [...]

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School Choice, St. Bruno’s, and Annalise

By |2021-09-22T19:02:18+00:00August 10th, 2021|Faces of Choice|

DOUSMAN, WI – On a cold afternoon in February, Annalise Cartwright had a parent-teacher conference unlike any other before. She sat in the brightly colored miniature chairs, customary for her 4-year-old Kindergarten classroom, with her mom, Melissa; dad, Allen; teacher, Juanita Gutbrod; and principal, Ben Holzem. They tried to break the news gently. A fire [...]

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EANS Funding Seminar

By |2021-09-21T18:00:59+00:00August 10th, 2021|Seminars|

School Choice Wisconsin's first EANS funding seminar was a roundtable discussion for school staff members to ask questions and share information about EANS stimulus funds. The panel included Lori Saqer of Messmer High School, Brian Frank of St Augustine Preparatory Academy, and Donna Bembenek of Catholic Memorial High School. A complete FAQ from this roundtable can be found [...]

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The Wakefield Family at HOPE Via

By |2021-09-22T19:01:47+00:00July 10th, 2021|Faces of Choice|

If there is one thing that 7-year-old Kyan Wakefield has enthusiasm about, it is prayer. The second-grader loves to pray. In fact, he gets a bit overzealous at times, and is gently reminded to cut it short when he leads the prayer at his new school, HOPE Via, in Racine. That doesn’t surprise his parents, [...]

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School Choice Financial Audit Workshop

By |2021-09-21T17:59:32+00:00July 9th, 2021|Seminars|

The SCW Action Quality Committee hosted a workshop to help explain what schools will need to prepare and what they can expect to happen throughout the school choice financial audit process. In addition to the video of the seminar, you can view the seminar PowerPoint presentation and download the following documents: Internal Control Document [...]

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Milwaukee School Choice Research Chosen Best Academic Article of 2021

By |2021-09-21T15:17:25+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Press Releases, Research|

Participation in the MPCP Lowers Criminal Convictions for the Most At-Risk The Journal of Private Enterprise recently named "Private School Choice and Character: More Evidence from Milwaukee" as the best academic article of 2021 in their publication. The paper by Patrick J. Wolf, Ph.D., and Corey A. DeAngelis, Ph.D., examined the effects of Milwaukee’s school [...]

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