WCRIS supports the unique missions of member schools through advocacy, education and partnerships,
to ensure an extraordinary education and equitable opportunity for each child.

Keep Busing Services by Meeting Looming Deadlines

Keep Busing Services by Meeting Looming Deadlines
The annual busing deadlines for private schools outlined in state law are fast approaching.

While state law has NOT changed in regards to busing services for private school children, WCRIS schools across the state are seeing attempts to change their students’ busing privileges because public school districts are under tremendous financial pressure to control costs. Busing services for private school students have become a favorite place to cut costs.

Your private school will be well-served come Fall, if you have all of your paperwork in order, and have met the following deadlines...
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Introducing the 2017 Kohl Foundation Award Winners

March 23, 2017
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced the 46 private school winners of $248,000 in Principal, Teacher, and Student awards to WCRIS schools.  Fourteen Teacher Fellowship award recipients receive $3,000 each and another $3,000 for his/her school. Fourteen Student Excellence and 14 Student Initiative Scholarship winners each receive $5,000. Last year,  Sen. Kohl raised the student [...]
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WCRIS Principals Report "Cold Shoulders" From Once Friendly Public School Community

March 15, 2017
Strategies for Coping in Divisive Times
WCRIS principals across the state are reporting cool receptions from once-friendly public school administrators and superintendents. It seems an odd development in a year when Gov. Walker introduced a state budget that proposes spending nearly exactly what was requested by the DPI and strongly supported by Democrats. It’s also the biggest increase in years for [...]
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New Research on Catholic and Lutheran Schools

March 06, 2017
Suggests Religion as a Common Variable in Success of Choice Schools
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) released a new report about student achievement for those participating in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Programs. The report, “Apples to Apples” controls for, for the first time, socio-economic status and demographics when comparing student achievement in Wisconsin’s public, charter and private schools. Specifically, the report focuses on comparing [...]
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  1. All children have the right to quality, affordable education.
  2. Economic status should not determine whether a child receives a quality education.
  3. Our educational system must be designed to facilitate the growth of quality educational institutions, both public and private.
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