Performance metrics, teaching load plans approved by UW regents

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The UW System Board of Regents has approved a formula for divvying up a chunk of new state aid according to schools’ performances. State public schools Superintendent Tony Evers cast the only dissenting vote, saying such an approach to funding doesn’t work. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Wisconsin Republicans say Tony Evers ‘bowed to union pressure’ in Middleton teacher case

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The Republican Party of Wisconsin says state Superintendent Tony Evers “bowed to union pressure” in not removing a teacher accused of harassing a colleague and watching pornography. But a DPI spokesman says the agency had no legal authority to do so at the time. > Cap Times

Evers allies seek to renew lawsuit, expanding legal fight with Walker, Schimel

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The legal skirmish between Wisconsin schools chief Tony Evers and conservatives has opened on a second front. In the latest development, allies of Evers have sought to expand a court order that found a Republican-backed law violated the state constitution because it interfered with Evers’ powers as an independently elected official. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Schimel says he’ll let Evers hire his own attorney, but…

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Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel is telling state Superintendent Tony Evers he won’t stop him from hiring a personal attorney to represent him in a lawsuit challenging his office’s powers. But the Republican Schimel tells Evers in a letter Friday that the DOJ will continue to defend the office of state superintendent in the lawsuit. > AP News

Complicated legal fight over Evers’ powers takes another twist

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A complicated legal battle between Gov. Scott Walker and state Superintendent Tony Evers – who is challenging Walker in 2018 – has taken even more twists. A Madison attorney who supports Evers has filed a petition to block Walker from interfering with Evers’ power to enact state agency rules at the state Department of Public Instruction. > WPR

Evers files with Wisconsin Supreme Court for right to his own attorney

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State Superintendent Tony Evers has asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to disqualify AG Brad Schimel from representing him in a lawsuit related to the powers of his office. Evers doesn’t want Schimel’s Department of Justice to be his attorney because Schimel agrees with the position taken by the conservative law firm suing Evers. > Wisconsin Public Radio