Editorial: A decade after Walker’s assault, it is time to renew Wisconsin’s commitment to public education

by Cap Times editorial When former Gov. Scott Walker attacked Wisconsin’s public school teachers and the unions that represented them in 2011, he was not merely carrying out the demands of the out-of-state billionaires who funded his campaigns. Walker was striking a blow against public education in a state that had historically recognized the roleContinue reading “Editorial: A decade after Walker’s assault, it is time to renew Wisconsin’s commitment to public education”

AP News: 7 Face off in Primary for Wisconsin’s School Superintendent

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The race to be Wisconsin’s top education official is wide open for the first time in a dozen years and it’s only the second time since the 1980s that Tony Evers, who left the post as state superintendent when elected governor, is not on the ballot. Seven candidates are vying for theContinue reading “AP News: 7 Face off in Primary for Wisconsin’s School Superintendent”

Release: UNDERLY CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF 12 STATE LEGISLATORS

HOLLANDALE, Wis. — Pecatonica Area School District Superintendent and candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent Jill Underly announced today she has been endorsed by 12 legislators from across the state including Senators Jeff Smith and Kelda Roys, and Representatives Don Vruwink, Lisa Subeck, Diane Hesselbein, Jodi Emerson, Kristina Shelton, Mark Spreitzer, Jimmy Anderson, Sondy Pope, andContinue reading “Release: UNDERLY CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCES ENDORSEMENT OF 12 STATE LEGISLATORS”

Release: Wisconsin Education Association Council Recommends Jill Underly

HOLLANDALE, Wis. — Pecatonica Area School District Superintendent and candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent Jill Underly announced today she has been recommended by The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), the state’s largest union representing educators and an affiliate of the National Education Association. “Dr. Jill Underly will be a staunch supporter of our public schools,Continue reading “Release: Wisconsin Education Association Council Recommends Jill Underly”

WPR: State Superintendent Candidate Interview: Jill Underly

By Keegan Kyle As part of a series of interviews running up to the Feb. 16 statewide election, we hear from one of seven candidates vying to become Wisconsin’s next state superintendent of public instruction. Jill Underly is superintendent of the Pecatonica Area School District, which is about 20 miles southwest of Madison.

Release: Julie Underwood and John Matthews endorse Jill Underly Campaign

HOLLANDALE, Wis. — Pecatonica Area School District Superintendent and candidate for Wisconsin State Superintendent Jill Underly announced today she has been endorsed by education leaders John Matthews and Julie Underwood.  “Jill has the most diversified experience, among all candidates, and understands the needs of children and teachers to move education forward for Wisconsin,” said JohnContinue reading “Release: Julie Underwood and John Matthews endorse Jill Underly Campaign”

WisBusiness: State schools superintendent candidates hope to increase tech literacy

All seven of the state’s school superintendent candidates agreed that Wisconsin needs to increase the technology literacy of its students — but each contender has a different plan to get there. In a webcast series with WisBusiness.com-WisPolitics.com released earlier this month, in partnership with Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition, each candidate shared ideas to move WisconsinContinue reading “WisBusiness: State schools superintendent candidates hope to increase tech literacy”

Cap Times Opinion: Jill Underly: Give rural schools the tools they need to thrive

Like many rural school district superintendents, I’ve been fixated on the fate of the Palmyra-Eagle School District in southeastern Wisconsin. Since 1993, rural school districts have been in a bind. Many of us were low-spending in 1993 and then locked into that level by the revenue limit caps placed on our districts. If we hadContinue reading “Cap Times Opinion: Jill Underly: Give rural schools the tools they need to thrive”