Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Annysa Johnson

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Milwaukee, WI, United States

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Recent articles by Annysa:

New group seeks fundamental shift in the way Wisconsin teaches children to read

Members of Wisconsin Call to Action for Reading Excellence want to see a greater emphasis on phonics and 'structured literacy.' → Read More

Be a friend, teacher tells mourning students: 'That's how we keep Jamal's memory alive every day'

Students and staff at Milwaukee German Immersion School remember 5-year-old Jamal Anderson Jr., the latest child to die by gunfire in Milwaukee. → Read More

Actor Michael Douglas, former mayor of Gary, Indiana, woo Wisconsin voters for Bloomberg

Actor Michael Douglas helped open Bloomberg's Madison office. Ex-Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, in Milwaukee, touted Bloomberg's plan to close the black-white wealth gap. → Read More

Milwaukee teacher put on leave after tweeting that Rush Limbaugh's cancer is 'awesome'

A Milwaukee Public Schools teacher came under fire for a tweet celebrating Rush Limbaugh's cancer diagnosis. → Read More

A Milwaukee Public Schools teacher is on leave for tweets about Rush Limbaugh's cancer diagnosis

An MPS teacher came under fire from conservative radio host Mark Belling for a tweet about Rush Limbaugh. → Read More

Pregnant woman killed, infant lives after shots fired from sunroof of passing car

The infant was delivered in an emergency C-section after a drive-by shooting on Milwaukee's northwest side. → Read More

Hit-and-run suspect arrested after witness follows car and calls it in

The victim suffered head injuries when he was struck crossing the street in the 4600 block of West Burleigh Street. → Read More

Analysis of ACT results finds fewer than half of Wisconsin high school juniors college-ready

The Wisconsin Policy Forum study of ACT scores in 2018-'19 found "gaping disparities, particularly along racial lines." → Read More

In what could be a national model, Milwaukee unveils cozy learning space in children's courthouse

The new space in in Milwaukee County's juvenile court complex is part of a movement to encourage families to read, talk and sing wherever they are. → Read More

18-month-old child missing in northwestern Wisconsin, authorities say

Trempealeau County officials say the child may be with family members but is considered endangered. → Read More

DPI endorses 'explicit phonics instruction' as critical component of reading instruction

Wisconsin DPI is working on a new initiative aimed at helping school districts determine whether their teaching materials meet standards. → Read More

Holocaust and genocide education would be required in Wisconsin schools under proposed bill

Supporters see a correlation between lack of knowledge about the Holocaust and the rise in hate crimes and intolerance in recent years. → Read More

Waukesha County judge sides with voucher schools in fight over virtual learning

School choice advocates say the ruling opens the door for voucher schools to challenge other state policies they believe treat them unfairly. → Read More

Lawsuit by former student alleges racist culture at Baraboo School District

The lawsuit comes a year after students at Baraboo High School drew condemnation for striking what appeared to be Nazi salutes in a photograph. → Read More

Former mentor, girls basketball coach charged with sexual assault of a student

Marquis Thomas had worked as an anti-violence mentor and girls basketball coach at North Division High School. → Read More

'Stay off the roads,' Sheriff urges as semis crash in icy, hazardous conditions

Icy roads and hazardous conditions forced closures on I-43, I-41 and the zoo interchange Saturday morning. → Read More

North Division girls basketball coach fired over alleged inappropriate relationship

Miwaukee Public Schools and Running Rebels say they dismissed the Blue Devils girls coach over allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a student. → Read More

Anti-war protesters in Milwaukee and nation condemn U.S. action against Iran

Demonstrations in Milwaukee and across the country Saturday called for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. → Read More

Wisconsin's child care, early education efforts get $10 million boost

Wisconsin's efforts are part of a national push to improve access to affordable, high-quality infant and toddler childcare and preschool programs. → Read More

Crash following police chase forces closure of I-43 off the Marquette Interchange

Four people were arrested, including a woman who was being treated for injuries. → Read More