Through Forward Madison: A Collaborative of Learning and Leadership, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) and UW-Madison’s School of Education intend to craft a strategy to grow, induct, and support new educators in Madison schools. The partnership will co-create and implement the following program strands: induction and workforce diversity. Through this work, we believe that a high quality workforce will be developed and retained which can significantly impact student achievement and narrow opportunity gaps.

Rational Defining Participation

Together with its community, Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) is committed to closing opportunity gaps that exist within our student population. The district, in collaboration with staff, families and the community, developed a strategic framework and committed to getting the best result for all children.

Every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student for college, career, and community.MMSD's vision, defined in its strategic framework, is that every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student for college, career and community. Central to making that vision a reality is having the very best educators serving children throughout the district. The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Education shares this vision and commitment.

Together, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education and MMSD will blend resources, energy, expertise, innovations and concentrated intentional efforts toward a comprehensive talent development strategy in Madison schools. We believe that great educators will produce great results for all students.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison houses a nationally top-ranked School of Education that embodies teaching for social justice and is rich with researchers, instructors, and resources that could put MMSD on the cutting edge of hiring, supporting and developing the very best educators. We believe that, together, we can significantly impact student achievement and narrow opportunity gaps through the development of a high quality workforce.

Organizational Structure (chart)

Key components of the work:
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FORWARD MADISON STRATEGY