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Mr. Art Rainwater

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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Madison , Wisconsin 53792
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  • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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School of Education Doctoral Research Program, 1 Jan 2010 [cached]
"Research-Based Decision Making: The Case of a System-Wide Reading Approach," with Art Rainwater
How do real school districts use educational research to inform policy and district initiatives? What is the role of data in decision-making around curriculum and teaching, for example? Art Rainwater, former superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District and current faculty member in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, will look at the implementation of a system-wide reading approach as a way to understand the relationship between educational research and on-the-ground decision making.
Art Rainwater's career in education spans 45 years. Art retired from the Madison Metropolitan School District in 2008 after 14 years, serving the last 10 years as the district's Superintendent of Schools. During his K-12 educational career, he served as a teacher, coach, principal and central office administrator in several educational settings including both private and public schools. A founding member of the Minority Student Achievement Network, Art's career emphasis has been on social justice issues and eliminating the predictability of student performance based on race and poverty. Art currently continues work in education serving as a Clinical Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis teaching in the areas of District Leadership and Educational Planning.
October 2009, Issue # 126, 1 Oct 2009 [cached]
The Learning First framework provides a much-needed bridge between the current research in leadership and instruction and the day-to-day practice of leading a school. - Art Rainwater, Associate Visiting Scientist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Enlightened Duality: Essays on Art, Beauty, Life and Reality As It Is by Lee Lozowick & M. Young (Hohm Press)
Retiring Superintendent Art ... [cached]
Retiring Superintendent Art Rainwater met with Dave in April.
Conversation regarding the recent MMSD / MTI collective bargaining agreement continues: Andy Hall wrote a useful summary, along with some budget numbers (this agreementi s56% of the MMSD's $339.6M budget): District negotiators headed by Superintendent Art Rainwater had sought to free up money for starting teachers' salaries by persuading the union to drop Wisconsin Physicians [...]
Superintendent Art Rainwater and board President Carol Carstensen would not speculate Tuesday on what programs could benefit, but board member Ruth Robarts said maintaining the Open Classroom program [...]
Former Superintendent Art ... [cached]
Former Superintendent Art Rainwater had not been reviewed for some time.
Former Madison Superintendent Art Rainwater is now working in the UW-Madison School of Education.
Task force member and UW-Madison Professor Mitchell Nathan [Clusty Search] was in attendance along with Terry Millar, a UW-Madison Professor who has been very involved in the Madison School District's math programs for many years. (Former Madison Superintendent Art Rainwater recently joined the UW-Madison Center for Education Research, among other appointments).
I've heard that Madison's Math Task Force will render a report prior to Superintendent Art Rainwater's June 30, 2008 retirement. Related: Math Forum.
"The fact that we're able to stay close to the state average as our demographics have made dramatic changes, I think is a positive," said Madison schools Superintendent Art Rainwater, who added that the district's "strong instructional program" is meeting many of the challenges of immigrant and low-income students while ensuring that "high fliers are still flying high." A district analysis shows that when the district's students are compared with their peers across the state, a higher percentage of Madison students continue to attain "advanced" proficiency scores - the highest category. Madison students who aren't from low-income families "continue to outperform their state counterparts," with higher percentages with advanced scores in reading and math at all seven tested grade levels, the district reported. Rainwater said he's long feared that the district's increasingly needy student population, coupled with the state's revenue limits that regularly force the district to cut programs and services, someday will cause test scores to drop sharply. But so far, he said, the district's scores are higher than would be expected, based on research examining the effects of poverty and limited English abilities on achievement. This school year, 43 percent of Madison students are from low-income families eligible for free and reduced-price lunches, while 16 percent of students are classified as English language learners - numbers that are far above those of any other Dane County school district. Rainwater noted that students with limited English abilities receive little help while taking the reading and language arts tests in English.
Madison Superintendent Art Rainwater attributes the district's performance and trends to the growing population of English language learners in the district.
WMC - Media Outlet, 29 Feb 2012 [cached]
Art Rainwater, superintendent of the Madison school system, went so far as to say Wisconsin corporations are "eating their own young" by not contributing more tax dollars to fund public education.
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