Do teachers have a right to know when a student has been charged with a violence crime? “Most states allow law enforcement agencies and courts to notify school districts of potentially criminal juveniles, writes Rebecca Beitsch on Stateline. Now a Wisconsin lawmaker wants to require law enforcement officials to notify schools within 24 hours of a student’s arrest for violence. The proposal came in response to an attack at a Milwaukee high school in August, reports Beitsch. “T
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget plan lets schools set their own days and hours of instruction, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. It “eliminates the state law that calls for public schools and private voucher schools to provide a minimum number of hours of instruction,” reports the Journal-Sentinel. “It would also free virtual charter schools from having to ensure that teachers are available for direct pupil instruction for a minimum number of hours each year.