Schools to share what works through charter dissemination grants

State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster has announced $1.3 million in dissemination grants to 12 charter schools in nine school districts. The grants are part of the state’s $52 million, three-year federal funding to create 100 new charter schools in Wisconsin. Four of the grants renew previous dissemination projects; eight are for new projects, some of which include partnerships with existing schools to improve student achievement.

“Charter school practices keep getting better each year of the program,” said State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster in announcing $1.3 million in dissemination grants to 12 charter schools in nine school districts. . . .

New charter school grants went to

• Appleton Area School District, Appleton eSchool, $40,000;
• Eau Clare Area School District, Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School,$149,760;
• Kiel Area School District, Kiel eSchool, $40,000;
• Milwaukee Public Schools, Fairview Charter School, $150,000;
• Portage Community School District, River Crossing Charter School, $84,217;
• Stevens Point Area School District, McDill Academies, $150,000, and Wisconsin River Academy, $150,000; and
• Waukesha School District, Harvey Phillip Alternative Charter School, $47,575.

Renewal grants for existing dissemination projects went to

• Milwaukee Public Schools, Whittier Elementary School, $150,000, and Wisconsin
Career Academy, $150,000;
• Oshkosh Area School District, EAA/OASD Third Grade Aviation Charter School,
$150,000; and
• Racine Unified School District, McKinley Middle Charter School, $75,000.

  • Jane Doughty

    Could someone from DPI or possibly several folks from these charter schools organize a conference that would be open to the public that would showcase what is working at these schools and what populations they are serving? With those kinds of dollars available for charter initiatives, I think the public would be interested in hearing about ideas that are working.