Madison365 Week in Review for March 17

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    Here are our most popular stories of the week, brought to you by CUNA Mutual Group.

     

     

    About 3,000 people, most of them high school students, converged on the Capitol to demand gun control on the National Walkout Day.

     

     

     

    Community members rallied against the proposed $350 million dollar prison expansion at the state’s capital earlier this week.

     

     

     

    Madison’s 6th Dual Language Immersion Summit, co-sponsored by Nuestro Mundo, the Latino Education Council and Centro Hispano, was held to allow community, teachers and parents discuss the important of DLI programming.

     

     

    County Board candidate Yogesh Chawla lands the endorsement of Dane County supervisor John Hendrick, who Chawla seeks to replace with upcoming election.

     

     

     

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison students joined this week’s national walk-out to end gun violence.

     

     

     

    For MMSD, a 14-point rise in Black graduation rates is just the beginning, according to Superintendent Cheatum.  

     

     

     

    First African American Chair of Milwaukee County Board, Lee Holloway, 71, has reportedly died.

     

     

     

    Madison’s Penn Park will receive a $70,000 grant for renovations and programming due to the Madison Community Foundation’s Year of Giving efforts.

     

     

    In support of middle school aged Black girls, the Madison Links hosted its ninth annual conference with this year’s theme as “Yes I can! Yes I will!”

     

     

    A new Black-owned shop, B. Right Barber Shop recently opened in Sun Prairie.

     

     

    Dane County Parks will focus on inclusion and diversity with the new 2018-2023 Parks and Open Space plan.

     

     

     

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    Written by Madison365 staff

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