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This profile was last updated on 11/2/09  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Madison Schools Superintendent Art ...
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Madison Schools Superintendent Art Rainwater Halts East High School "Redesign"
At January and February school board ...
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At January and February school board meetings, Madison Superintendent Art Rainwater reported on the administration's plan to go ahead with one English course for all tenth graders at West High School starting in 2006-07.
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Here is the email I wrote earlier today to Ed Holmes, Art Rainwater, Pam Nash, Mary Gulbrandsen, and the seven members of the BOE, followed by the reply I just received from Ed Holmes: I wrote: Hello, everyone.
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Madison Schools Superintendent Art Rainwater Halts East High School "Redesign"
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Madison Schools Superintendent Art Rainwater Halts East High School "Redesign"
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Superintendent Art Rainwater's powerpoint presentation and followup board discussion.
SERP Institute : About : Field Sites : Msan Core Group
www.serpinstitute.org, 18 Mar 2011 [cached]
Art Rainwater Superintendent, Madison Metropolitan School District
Retiring Superintendent Art ...
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Retiring Superintendent Art Rainwater met with Dave in April.
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
Superintendent Art ...
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Superintendent Art Rainwater's powerpoint presentation and followup board discussion
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"Sometimes institutional history can be a weight around your neck," Rainwater noted. "This can be an opportunity to bring in new ideas, and new blood," he added. Rainwater has said change is necessary because high schools today look and feel much like they have for generations but that students will live and work in a world that has changed dramatically, and which demands new skills and abilities. He acknowledged that the path was likely to be bumpy, and noted that the plan - which has been developed thus far without public input - recognizes that there are major concerns in the community regarding changes to Madison's school system. Some of those concerns include worries about trying to balance resources among students of widely varying abilities, about "dumbing down" the curriculum with inclusive classrooms, the potential for the high schools to lose their unique personalities and concerns that addressing the broad ranges of culture in the district will not serve students well.
Background: West High Math Teacher Letter on math rigor. This issue is particularly important in light of Superintendent Art Rainwater's comments (mp3 audio file) regarding "dumbing down the curriculum". High School Redesign Committee (currently there are no parent or community members - Susan Troller "which has been developed thus far without public input")
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But as Beebe was asking the Madison district to join his group as a paying member, Rainwater expressed "serious doubts" about the plan and questioned whether Madison schools would benefit.
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Madison Superintendent Art Rainwater's Presentation on the Proposed High School Redesign and Small Learning Community Grant
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Superintendent Art Rainwater's powerpoint presentation and followup board discussion.
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Several years ago, former Madison Superintendent Art Rainwater remarked that "sometimes I think we have 25,000 school districts, one for each child".
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Authoritarian, top-down management grew under Nerad's predecessor, Art Rainwater.
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In Madison, where schools Superintendent Art Rainwater in a 2004 memo described 4K as potentially "the next best tool" for raising students' performance and narrowing the racial achievement gap, years of study and talks with leaders of early childhood education centers have failed to produce results.
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"It's one of the things that I regret the most, that I think would have made a big impact, that I was not able to do," said Rainwater, who is retiring next month after leading the district for a decade. "We've never been able to get around the money," said Rainwater, whose tenure was marked by annual multimillion-dollar budget cuts to conform to the state's limits on how much money districts can raise from local property taxpayers. A complicating factor was the opposition of Madison Teachers Inc., the teachers union, to the idea that the 4K program would include preschool teachers not employed by the School District. However, Rainwater said he's "always believed that those things could have been resolved" if money had been available.
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One of those districts, Green Bay, is headed by Daniel Nerad, who has been hired to succeed Rainwater in Madison.
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(It seems that the public information session on the work of the High School Redesign Committee - including how it relates to the SLC grant described below - has been turned into something else quite entirely.) On Thursday, June 7, 2007, Superintendent Art Rainwater will be leading a discussion to solicit the Board of Education's [...]
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The Madison United for Academic Excellence (MUAE) meeting of 29-November-2006 offered a question and answer session with Madison Superintendent Art Rainwater.
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Marc Eisen: The uproar over proposed changes in East High School's curriculum has apparently prompted Madison School Superintendent Art Rainwater to announce a halt to any plans to change programming at Madison's four major high schools.
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The Madison School Board has given Superintendent Art Rainwater a set of specific orders to accomplish in the coming year, including several directives to take an in-depth look at the district's entire math curriculum. In the past several years, area math educators have expressed concern about the effectiveness of the Madison district's reliance on a [...]
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