For Immediate Release: March 7, 2016

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



The Madison Metropolitan School District is staying focused on the implementation of its strategic framework, which includes deepening its work around racial equity  in schools, increasing technology integration, and improving its approach to keeping students on track to graduate, according to the district’s second Quarterly Review of Progress for the 2015-16 school year.


“Our school district is on a mission to close the gaps in opportunity that lead to disparities in achievement and to ensure that every child graduates ready for college, career, and community,” Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham said.


“We believe that every child can be successful if we hold high expectations for all students and then provide the unique support that each student needs to meet and exceed that high bar. We are excited to report on the progress we’ve made this quarter – and this latest review ensures that we are clear on our action steps for the remainder of the school year.”


Every quarter, the district conducts a deep review of progress in order to identify strengths and challenges, collaboratively problem-solve and make adjustments where needed. The review happens across the district – in school teams, central office, the Board of Education and a public report to the community.


Read more about the district’s progress in the full quarterly review at