Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. See more information HERE.
Our Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are ready to be accessed by students and staff using district-issued devices at five school sites. Details, including social distance guidelines, are here.
The Dream Bus bookmobile is now operating as a mobile WiFi hotspot. It will be parked at the following locations Monday through Thursday. Observe the same social distancing guidelines required for our school site WiFi access points.
1-3pm: Allied Drive Learning Center at 2237 Allied Dr.
Click here for a list of resources that learners may access during this time of school closure. These resources have been curated to support at-home enrichment. All resources offer high-quality and free content.
Since your physical school library and possibly your local public libraries are closed, try eBooks or audiobooks!
SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (2 free-to-keep audiobook downloads every Thursday): add to your Sora account
In addition to the resources that have been provided, please find an open resource (http://bit.ly/EducationCompaniesfreesources)* of education companies that are providing free subscriptions during this time of closing.
*Please note that this document is not curated or vetted by MMSD; it is solely provided as a resource.
The Wisconsin State Journal's digital edition is available to schools during the closures.
From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, a young adult edition of a startling—and timely—history of voter suppression in America. The milestone election of President Barack Obama should have been a signal of racial progress. But in the aftermath of this victory, a movement has emerged that threatens a cornerstone of democracy: the promise that each vote counts. When a 2013 US Supreme Court decision undid the protections offered by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the floodgates opened to voter suppression on a whole new scale. From photo ID requirements to gerrymandering and poll closures, this book explores the ways that racist political maneuverings work to limit voting rights—and the ways that activists are fighting to restore them. Complete with a discussion guide, photographs, and information about becoming involved during elections as a teen, this is an essential explanation of the history of voting rights—and a call to action for a better future.
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SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens. Available April 30 through July 29, 2020, SYNC will give away two complete audiobooks a week--pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes. Register for SYNC and sign up for email or text alerts at www.audiobooksync.com.
Madison Public Library: For us the definition of Bubbler-ing has never fit neatly into a box–so get your Bubbler on! Learn, share, & create outside the box (while inside your house) with some of these stellar resources from library-lovin’ artists, authors, & makers from near and far!
Meet great authors all month long with Book a Day Live Chats. With in-person book tours canceled, there's no better time to connect directly with your favorite authors! Visit the Reading Group Choices Facebook page to view these live chats. The authors are waiting for your questions, which you can send in advance or ask during the videos! Also, if you miss a live chat, you can still find previous videos on their Facebook page. Join us!
This ongoing online book festival platform aims to bring readers and authors together with panels and events. Upcoming events include a crime fiction panel on April 22, featuring Emily Koch (Keep Him Close) and Phoebe Morgan (The Babysitter), and a historical fiction panel on April 29 with Nikki Marmery (On Wilder Seas) and Neil Blackmore (The Intoxicating Mr. Lavelle).
With the struggles of current debut authors especially in mind, a group of book bloggers got together to create an online book festival. Let’s Get Lit will include blog tours, author interviews, hashtag games, and giveaways. Check out updates on the schedule and author line up from their new Twitter account.
The festival—which features local, regional, and national authors—is working on an online lineup to replace the in-person festival this year. Authors originally set to participate included Imbolo Mbue (Behold the Dreamers), Gabriella Burnham (It Is Wood, It Is Stone), and Sarah M. Broom (The Yellow House).