Great Expectations

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By Shayna Mace, Katy Macek and Annie Rosemurgy | Photo by Sarah Maughan / UW-Madison School of Education

How education experts and advocates are addressing the statewide teacher shortage, training future educators and expanding programming for kids.

Boosting Centro’s Connections

Centro Hispano’s expansion of programming for kids is an exciting step forward for the nonprofit, driven by a brand-new building.

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Future Teachers on the Fast Track

In one area school district, high school students can launch a future education career earlier. Founded in 2020, Education Academy allows high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to earn dual credits toward both a high school diploma and up to 30 credits of an associate’s degree in the Liberal Arts Transfer Education Pathway from Madison College.

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Tackling the Teacher Shortage

Why are so many educators leaving the field, and what can we do about it?

As the 2023-24 school year kicks off for the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD), interim superintendent Lisa Kvistad says the district has made many changes to support its staff and students through “some of the hardest things we’ve experienced.”

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