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Gov. Walker discusses K-12 education issues

Editor’s Note: The role of the WASB during this election cycle will be to share information with our members relating to positions or statements by candidates relating to K-12 education issues.  The WASB does not endorse candidates for office.  The statements in the news articles referenced are those of the candidate(s) and the reporters who wrote the articles and not those of the WASB.

In an interview Monday, Gov. Scott Walker spoke about K-12 education issues heading into his campaign for reelection this fall.  He also stated his goal of having Wisconsin lead the nation in high school graduation rate. (more…)

Fab Lab grants awarded to 22 school districts

According to a release from the governor’s office:

Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) today announced that 22 school districts throughout the state have been awarded a total of more than $500,000 in grants to establish or expand local fabrication laboratory (Fab Lab) facilities. (more…)

Governor announces new school safety contract website

From the governor’s office press release:

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker announced a new tool for school administrators and public safety officials to make schools safer and more secure through the purchasing process of new equipment and use of service contracts. The website,, was created in conjunction with Governor Walker’s $100 million School Safety Plan through Executive Order #279 relating to school security and safety equipment, supply, and service contracts. (more…)

Governor to sign more K-12 education bills into law Monday

Governor Scott Walker is scheduled to sign 90 bills, including several affecting K-12 education, during a marathon bill signing ceremony scheduled to last from noon until 6:00 p.m. on Monday (April 16).

Among the bills scheduled to be signed are:

Assembly Bill 332, which restores local control over the number of signatures required for the nomination of candidates to the school board in school districts that contain territory lying within a 2nd class city. (more…)