On 10 Things to Know for Today
Teachers currently in college in the state of Wisconsin are required to take a test to get into the School of Education. This is called the Praxis. In order to receive their teaching license from their specialty area, teaching candidates must take a Praxis 2 or what is considered an exit exam to determine proficiency. Wisconsin is ahead of other states in requiring this.
On Janesville teachers set meeting to respond to board's letter
Mentor - I hate to sound like a broken record on here, but this point has been made over and over again. The Janesville Education Association did NOT push or rush a contract through in order to avoid collective bargaining limits. They negotiated the current contract in good faith prior to Governor Walker and all of his special "tools". I am not a teacher in Janesville; however, I thoroughly support the teachers. Please do not open your contract. If the school board was unhappy with the conditions in the contract they should have voted it down!
On Walker launches new website touting changes
From what I can see on the website, all Walker is doing is demonstrating how he balanced budgets on the backs of the school-related employees. It shows nothing with the effect his changes have made on jobs, or other aspects of local economy. It only shows how SOME districts have saved money... This guy is a moron making some hail mary plays in hopes of keeping his job as governor. RECALL WALKER
On Is school board taking right steps?
Fishingal- please reread my post. I was in fact trying to help clear up something that was inaccurately written about sodemann. I never suggested he donated $1000, but provided the link with the correct info. Before you slam anyone get your facts straight and follow the conversation thread.
Bill, you are correct. You did NOT donate $1000; however, Kay Sodeman donated 2 times to his campaign.
On Beloit homicide investigation
no...suspected homocide. I believe they are looking at a potential domestic situation.
On Beloit superintendent enters race for state job
I am fairly certain there was an issue of whether or not to renew his contract after his first year here in Beloit. To my recollection he was given an extra year of probation and pretty much told to fix some things or he would be non-renewed. What makes him think that he can run for state superintendent? I teach under him and have since he came to Beloit. I will purposefully NOT vote for him in any election that would give him more power.
On Planning begins for principal search
A relative of mine was also on the 1999 principal selection committee. I have held many discussions with her and her feelings continue to be the same as NVgrf. The best candidate from that time, in many people's opinions, continues to serve as an assistant principal at Parker. He should be given the chance to lead a staff that already appreciates his commitment to the school and all that he does.
On Wrestlers lose room of their own
JP415: Some of the statements you are making and "know for a fact" are not quite accurate. I too went to Parker and also taught at the high school. In the past (and currently) the only time basketball and wrestling had gym conflicts is when wrestling meets or tournaments take place, requiring gym space. The wrestling team hosts, on average, two tournaments a year and an average of 4 home meets a year. That is 6 dates where the gym is being used by wrestling. Basketball conflicts, more accurately, are due to a large number of winter sports and athletes requiring gym time. ie. 9th grade boys and girls basketball, JV boys and girls basketball, Varsity boys and girls basketball, gymnastics, and wrestling.
If the wrestling room is removed, the conflicts will increase exponentially with gymnastics and wrestling BOTH needing gym space for practices on a daily basis. This is space they didn't require in the gym previously.
The whole issue is interesting, in that the field houses were proposed to add space for PE and sports. With the removal of the wrestling room, the district will, in fact, be taking space away from both physical education classes and sports. People who are commenting seem to forget this isn't only a wrestling/sport issue. Physical education classes utilize the wrestling room on a daily basis for their courses.
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