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Read about Governor Tommy Thompson's efforts to revitalize Wisconsin's economy and reform the state's welfare programs in the 1980s and 1990s.

Historical Essay

Wisconsin's Early Schools

How the University was Began

Discover how the lack of educational opportunities in Wisconsin helped create the University of Wisconsin.

Read about the development of an official public education system in Wisconsin. This article includes several links.

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.

Grant County Rural Schools

Historical Essay

Edgerton Bible Case

Brief explanation of The Edgerton Bible case and its wider ramifications.

View an extensive image collection about this early social leadership center that focused on labor organization, and later, civil rights.

Assimilation

Discover how the government tried to assimilate Germans and Indians into their culture.

Historical Essay

School Lands

Brief explanation of school lands and their history in Wisconsin.

This Milwaukee born woman successfully advocated for progressive reforms in the educational system and was influential in the Milwaukee socialist movement.
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