Zero Tolerance

When Bailey Corcoran entered La Follette High School in the fall of 2011, her big sister was a senior and she hung out with the same friends she'd had since kindergarten. She was excited about the football games and proms in her future... more

Apr 17, 2014 2:00 PM News

"Isthmus" news editor Judith Davidoff reported on how the expulsion recommendation was rejected and the fallout for the student's family in the April 4 issue, and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan. more

Apr 9, 2014 4:25 PM News

After a nearly six week-hiatus, Maia returned to East High School Tuesday. The Madison School Board voted in closed session Monday to reject Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham's recommendation that the freshman honors student be expelled through the 20 more

Apr 3, 2014 2:00 PM News


Judith Davidoff

A ninth-grade honors student will return to East High School Tuesday after the Madison school board rejected Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham's recommendation to expel her through the 2014-15 school year. more

Mar 31, 2014 11:05 PM News


Carolyn Fath

Three days after "Isthmus" first reported that an honors student named Maia is facing expulsion from East High for a onetime alcohol violation, Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham is now telling the Madison school board it should "adjust [its] process." more

Mar 29, 2014 8:57 PM News


Carolyn Fath

On March 14, three top Madison school officials spent most of their day trying to convince an independent hearing examiner to expel a 14-year-old honors student from East High School. Joseph Hill, expulsion and truancy coordinator for the district, a more

Mar 26, 2014 7:37 PM News