Critics say Wisconsin going backward on achievement gap

In the past year, the Republican-run state Legislature, with the blessing of Gov. Scott Walker, eliminated the state’s race-based integration program and made changes to a class-size reduction program in moves that critics charge will harm the state’s ability to close the achievement gap.

Wisconsin educators put to the test

Wisconsin school districts will soon be required to evaluate all teachers and principals. Some are using a state-designed model; others are opting for another model designed by a quasi-governmental service agency.

Districts make the choice

Most of the state’s school districts have already decided which of two approved models they intend to use to evaluate the performance of teachers and other educators in the coming school year.