Joe Yeado's Blogs

February 9, 2017 - 7:50am
By: Joe Yeado
Career and Technical Education, often shortened to CTE, has become a hot topic in education in recent years. Teachers, parents, school leaders, and policymakers have all come to focus on this strategy as a means to better prepare students for a...
December 16, 2016 - 7:45am
By: Joe Yeado
As students and teachers rapidly approach the midpoint of the school year, a new, comprehensive report from the Public Policy Forum highlights the academic successes and challenges in the region. The report, Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin:...
April 25, 2016 - 7:35am
By: Joe Yeado
Teachers are an indispensable part of the education system. They lead classrooms across our region and serve as the front-line educators for our children. The ability to run a school is predicated on having a steady supply of teachers. Does Greater...
March 30, 2016 - 11:45am
By: Joe Yeado
As we head into the Final Four weekend, this year’s March Madness basketball tournament has been nothing short of a rollercoaster of emotion. If your bracket is anything like mine, your tournament was over on the first day (thanks a lot, Michigan...
February 26, 2016 - 9:15am
By: Joe Yeado
Dr. Vicki Martin, the president of Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), recently sat down with Mike Gousha to discuss a new program providing free tuition to graduating high school students. The program has not received a lot of attention, but...
December 7, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
For the last 30 years, the Public Policy Forum has collected and analyzed education data to produce an annual report on public school districts in southeast Wisconsin.  The latest report, Public Schooling in Southeast Wisconsin: 2014-15,...
October 30, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
Much has been written about the importance of teachers and their efforts to educate children. While teachers are responsible for the students in their classrooms, school leaders are responsible for all the students in the school or district. They...
August 26, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
In these final days of summer, teachers from across the region are heading back to school ahead of students. As they attend faculty meetings, decorate classrooms, and brush off textbooks, teachers are laying the foundation for the upcoming year....
August 24, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
Of the many provisions included in the forthcoming state biennial budget, few usher in such wholesale change as the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Program (OSPP). Authored by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-...
June 17, 2015 - 7:45am
By: Joe Yeado
The Public Policy Forum has released the results of its annual survey of schools participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program. The survey marks the 17th annual census of MPCP schools and remains one of the only publicly available sources...

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