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Saturday, June 15, 2024

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Bill would make juvenile correctional officers report child abuse

The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make correctional officers in juvenile prisons mandatory reporters for child abuse and neglect. The legislation was prompted by a lengthy investigation into allegations of systemic problems at the Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Schools, youth prisons for boys and girls, respectively, run by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.

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Milwaukee charter schools performed better than public schools on ACT, report shows

A report published Wednesday by the libertarian Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty found that charter schools in the Milwaukee area outperformed their public counterparts. The study specifically compared 2016 ACT and Forward Exam – the successor to the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Exam – scores and controlled for different factors in student populations such as poverty levels, race and number of non-native English speakers. “This matters for parents. It’s not about building one sector up or tearing another down,” said the author of the report, Will Flanders.

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Baldwin calls for independent investigation of Michael Flynn’s correspondence with Russia

U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., joined a group of 10 senators on Wednesday calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to launch a special investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Flynn resigned Monday amid allegations of possible illegal phone calls between himself and officials in the Russian government that he had earlier denied.

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College Democrats, Republicans square off on taxes, national security

Representatives from the College Democrats and College Republicans met ahead of the election Tuesday for a policy discussion forum, debating topics ranging from education to national security. The forum was moderated by UW-Madison political science professors Howard Schweber and Kenneth Mayer and touched on several important issues including national security and the Middle East, education, and the economy and taxes.

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Community activists and organizations held a Madison town hall for Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., since he did not schedule one himself during the congressional recess. Johnson was invited to the event but he did not attend.

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