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Amya at the Institute of Technology and Academics

By |2021-09-22T20:14:06+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Faces of Choice|

Far across town from the Institute of Technology and Academics, lives a 15-year-old girl who has been in desperate straits. Her parents struggle with drug addiction, she cannot read and she has resorted to cutting herself to cope with her unhappy life. Things are changing for her, though, and it is all because of one [...]

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Meet Adam, The Social Entrepreneur

By |2021-09-22T20:15:18+00:00June 20th, 2021|Faces of Choice|

There was a time when Bernetta Dokes was in denial. She didn’t want to believe that any of her children had special needs that would impede their academic success. But in the middle of his elementary years, her son Adam was not reading at the rate that would be expected for his age. He was [...]

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Dane County School Closure Order Invalidated

By |2021-09-15T21:20:52+00:00June 11th, 2021|Blog|

Last August, days after some schools had opened and days before most schools were ready to open, the Dane County Health Department issued a school closure order for all schools, public and private serving grades 3-12. School Choice Wisconsin Action, along with several private schools and other stakeholders, immediately filed suit through the Wisconsin Institute [...]

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Choice Program Empowers Parents

By |2021-09-22T19:03:31+00:00June 10th, 2021|Faces of Choice|

MADISON –On Monday evenings, a handful of parents gather at Lighthouse Christian School to better understand the vital role they play in the successful education of their children. One of them, Marcia Vinveza, joins her colleagues after a day working in a nearby factory. The single mother of a third-grader says she chooses Lighthouse Christian School because [...]

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Special Needs Scholarship Roundtable Discussion

By |2021-09-21T18:01:43+00:00June 10th, 2021|Seminars|

This Special Needs Scholarship Program roundtable discussion goes in-depth with topics related to participating in the SNSP in Wisconsin.  We cover determining the number of seats, IEPs, reporting and compliance, blended learning programs, professional development, benefits of joining the SNSP, and much more. Participants in the Special Needs Scholarship Program roundtable are: Sharon Wallace and [...]

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Sahara Aden at St. Joan Antida in Milwaukee

By |2021-09-22T20:17:01+00:00May 22nd, 2021|Faces of Choice|

Sahara Aden is a St. Joan Antida success story.  Aden graduated from the all-girl, Catholic school in Milwaukee earlier this year and just completed her first trimester at Milwaukee School of Engineering, studying electrical engineering. “I don’t think I’d choose this path without the choice program,” she said in an interview. Ninety-eight percent of St. [...]

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Student-Centered Coaching Styles

By |2021-09-21T18:02:28+00:00May 21st, 2021|Seminars|

This seminar for Choice Schools, part of the SCWA Quality Series, offers an introduction to student-centered coaching styles. It is led by Stefanie Herbert, Assistant Principal of Academics at Trinity Freistadt school in Mequon. The seminar covers: Defining student-centered coaching for teachers Setting the coaching focus with teachers Building a schedule that makes an impact [...]

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Emergency Assistance For Non-Public Schools (EANS) Roundtable

By |2021-09-15T21:14:37+00:00May 17th, 2021|Blog|

Due to the evolving nature of EANS funding, School Choice Wisconsin Action (SCWA) hosted a roundtable discussion on May 12, 2021 for school staff members to ask questions and share information. Our panel included Lori Saqer of Messmer High School, Brian Frank of St Augustine Preparatory Academy, and Donna Bembenek of Catholic Memorial High School. [...]

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SCWA and WILL Secure Concession from MPS on Transportation

By |2021-09-15T21:14:59+00:00May 11th, 2021|Blog|

MPS is moving forward with a current-law application of transportation benefits with private schools and parents for the entire school year. They have made commitments to legislators that their intent is to fully allocate eligible resources by June 30, earlier if possible. In April, School Choice Wisconsin Action was instrumental in getting AB160 / SB221 [...]

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COVID 19 Vaccine Discussion

By |2021-09-23T17:28:16+00:00May 10th, 2021|Seminars|

SCWA invites you to hear Dr. Nicole Brady, Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin, talk about the latest updates related to COVID 19, mutations to the virus, and COVID 19 vaccine safety and efficacy. This 45-minute session will present new information of interest to educators now eligible for vaccination. The last 15 minutes will [...]

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