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Jennifer Cheatham

A lot people in Madison are wondering what the hell is happening in our schools. Even Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham has called it a “trying year.” Isthmus talked to nearly 30 teachers to find out what’s happening behind the scenes. Read more

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In announcing her resignation, Jen Cheatham struck a valedictory note. So did her supporters. No one mentioned a divided district or demoralized staff. Read more

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Dylan Brogan

The Madison school board will announce an interim superintendent by the end of May. Cheatham will leave her post on August 30. Read more

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Narayan Mahon

Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham is expected to announce her resignation at a May 8 news conference. Read more

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For years, Isthmus Montessori Academy has been unsuccessfully trying to get the Madison school district to give it public school status. But the progressive school found another route — through a program created by conservative Republicans. Read more

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Madison school supt. Jennifer Cheatham ‏scolds Badger Rock officials for saying students w/ disabilities have created a “burdensome situation” at the charter school. Read more

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Isthmus Montessori Academy

Supporters of Isthmus Montessori Academy want to make it more inclusive by making it a part of the Madison school district. But they have failed to win over Superintendent Jennifer Cheatham. Read more

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The Madison school district is rolling out a new career-focused program designed to help close the achievement gap. But some parents are confused and concerned by Personalized Pathways. Read more

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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." Read more

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Narayan Mahon

Jennifer Cheatham doesn't have the countenance of someone who has stepped into a maelstrom. Madison schools superintendent since April, Cheatham, 41, has already visited every school in the district and rolled out a "Strategic Framework" to tackle so Read more

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Joe Tarr

Jennifer Cheatham, the new superintendent of Madison's schools, held her first listening session with parents at East High School on Thursday night. She was late. Read more

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