Joe Yeado's Blogs

May 21, 2015 - 7:30am
By: Joe Yeado
A review of the proposed Milwaukee Public Schools 2016 budget indicates the district was able to successfully navigate declining revenues and potential cuts in state aids. The Public Policy Forum’s latest Budget Brief illustrates steps taken by...
April 14, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
Amid the many local elections that took place last week was a pair of referenda for two Racine-area villages to separate from the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) and create their own independent districts. Voters in Caledonia passed the...
March 26, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
The spring ritual of March Madness is upon us and through the first weekend, the tournament certainly lived up to the annual storylines. We saw improbable upsets and stunning buzzer beaters leading to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat....
January 27, 2015 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
While at the gym last week, I overheard two fathers discussing the homework their elementary and middle school children were bringing home. The general feeling was that the homework was too hard and that students were being asked to do complex tasks...
December 8, 2014 - 7:45am
By: Joe Yeado
Over the past few decades Milwaukee has developed a national reputation as a petri dish for education policies and reforms. From the introduction of school choice in 1990 to the more recent expansion of charter schools, from the turnaround model to...
October 10, 2014 - 8:00am
By: Joe Yeado
With stadiums lit up on Friday nights, homecoming plans being finalized and a cool tinge in the air, students across southeast Wisconsin are well into the new school year. Against this backdrop of academic exuberance comes a new, comprehensive...