For Immediate Release: February 27, 2017

Contact: Rachel Strauch-Nelson (608) 663-1903


Review Illustrates Student and School Progress


The Madison Metropolitan School District has expanded intensive support around literacy, building community supports and partnerships in community schools, successfully piloting a new math curriculum and expanding use of technology in the first half of the school year. These and other accomplishments are included in the district’s mid-year review of progress for the 2016-17 school year.


“Our strategy, as captured in our strategic framework, is aimed at eliminating the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said. “We want to be a model public school district, one that demonstrates what it looks like to serve all students and families well – and we’re excited about the progress that we’ve made so far this school year.”


After the first half of the year, the district conducted a deep review of progress in order to identify strengths and challenges, collaboratively problem-solve and make adjustments where needed. The review begins with school teams, then central office, the Board of Education and a public report to the community.


In this review, you can see updates from students and schools highlighted in the district’s annual report and read more about the district’s progress so far this year.


See more about the district’s progress by seeing the full review at