The role of Dane County Executive will be in the hands of voters in less than two weeks. In the April 6th Spring election Mary Ann Nicholson is taking on incumbent of 10 years, Joe Parisi, for the role. NBC15 spoke with both candidates virtually for a question & answer session Wednesday, touching on topics from the past year and their goals moving forward.
The Madison Metropolitan School District will continue its phased approach back to the classroom, after kindergarteners returned this week. Starting Tuesday, first and second graders will go back for four full days of in-person instruction.
Madison College Paramedic Academy students are now training in the field, going on real calls with certified paramedics supervising and giving advice when needed. For one Madison firefighter, serving her community is the culmination of a dream and a goal that began at age 9, after a tragedy took the lives of kids in her neighborhood.
Students are back in the classroom in the Sun Prairie School District. They returned on Feb. 22 for the first time in almost a year. In Monday’s special report, “Class During Covid,” NBC15 returns to Patrick Marsh Middle School to see what the process looked like to get students back in the building.
Class During Covid: The “Covid-slide” in standardized test scoresThe pandemic has disrupted the entire education system and that includes standardized tests. NBC15’s Amy Pflugshaupt explores what’s the right answer when trying to measure student success.
More local school districts are learning when and where their staff members can line up for the COVID-19 vaccine, including the Brodhead School District.The district has planned an early release day for January 27th, so that their educators will have the remainder of the day to get vaccinated.
NBC15’s Amy Pflugshaupt followed up with Doug Maughan, a seventh-grade science and social studies teacher at Patrick Marsh Middle School to see where student and teachers are at heading into the holiday season.
NBC15 News has been following five different classrooms, from elementary school to college level, in our "Class During Covid" series. With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, we checked in with the director of the Paramedic Program at Madison College to see how the Paramedic Academy class has been going during this challenging school year.
Students learning vital skills needed to become paramedics have had to be flexible at Madison College Paramedic Academy. Most students have had to rely upon high-tech "sim manikins" to learn hands-on skills they'd normally learn working with human patients at hospitals or in care centers. Those health facilities have restricted access because of COVID-19 concerns.
Measuring the success in the classroom in this new Covid-era of education. NBC15 answers: What does this look like and how are students measuring up? This is part of NBC15’s special series: Class During Covid.
The Milton School District’s hybrid model allows for some students to attend in-person throughout the week, but the Band Director Jessica Westlund took some extra creative steps to keep music education alive even in the age of COVID-19.