Evers says his UW System Board of Regents appointees will not be ’employees of mine’

Gov.-elect Tony Evers, at his last meeting as a member of the UW Board of Regents, briefly outlined a vision for higher education that has often been at odds with a board governed almost entirely by Gov. Scott Walker appointees. > Wisconsin State Journal

With Evers’ victory plus education referendums winning in a landslide, teachers cautiously optimistic

After what’s been described as a “a long slog” for public schools under the eight-year Walker administration, public school teachers and advocates felt optimistic watching one of their own defeat Walker Tuesday night. In addition, 77 of Wisconsin’s 82 education referendums passed. > Cap Times

Now that Evers is Gov.-Elect, what happens to State Superintendent?

Given this week’s election results, Tony Evers will move from one statewide elected office to another. So what will happen to the position of state schools superintendent when its current occupant becomes the governor? The short answer is that Evers can appoint his own replacement. Wisconsin Public Radio will walk you through the long answer.

Enrollment in Wisconsin’s school voucher programs increasing

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Enrollment in Wisconsin’s school voucher programs is on the rise, with taxpayers set to  spend $302 million this year on vouchers to send students to private schools, up $33 million over last year. Much of the increase is among students living outside Milwaukee and Racine. > AP News

Bryan Steil’s Wisconsin-style solution: Education for the jobs of the future

Running to replace Paul Ryan, Republican Bryan Steil writes in the Cap Times: “Wisconsin families need access to affordable, effective education that prepares students for the jobs of the future. In Congress, I’ll bring Wisconsin-style solutions to make education accessible for workers so they can earn the degrees and learn the skills they need to be successful.”

Deficit spending should be used to better infrastructure, education, says Duffy challenger

Margaret Engebretson, a U.S. military veteran, is running as a Democrat for the congressional seat held by Republican incumbent Sean Duffy. She shared her positions on platforms such as health care and tariffs with Wisconsin Public Radio‘s “Central Time” host Rob Ferrett.

Walker takes more aggressive tone in ad accusing Evers of wanting ‘special treatment for illegals’

Gov. Scott Walker is attacking his Democratic challenger Tony Evers in a new ad launched Tuesday. The ad concludes with the tagline “Tony Evers: Special treatment for illegals, higher taxes for you.”  > Cap Times