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Publisher & Editor
Jonathan Gramling

Staff Reporter
Hedi Rudd

Contributing Writers
Sujhey Beisser, Fabu, Nichelle Nichols,
John Y. Odom, Donna Parker, Heidi
Pascual, Angela Puerta, Jamala Rogers,
Kwame Salter, Angelica Euseary, Wayne
Strong, Kipp Thomas, and Nia Trammell

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Heidi M. Pascual
Vol. 15    No. 17
AUGUST 24, 2020
The Time is Now
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Over the past 25 years or so, I’ve walked around just about every
high school in the greater Madison area while collecting data and
taking photos of students of color graduating with a 3.0 GPA or
greater. I’ve covered dance recitals and concerts in many of the
performing arts centers that are attached to these schools. And
many of the classrooms can be adjusted to the particular instruction
that is happening in the space instead of the instruction being
modified so it can be held in the space.

I’ve walked through their naturally-lit areas that make the schools
look bright and welcoming as opposed to dank corridors with
lighting that casts an artificial glow. And their air conditioning and
heating systems keep the entire building at a temperature that is
supportive of student learning. These high school spaces are places
where students might just want to be instead of a place where they
have to be.

I have seen the populations growing in these suburbs of Madison,
especially their households of color. In days gone by, there used to
be a green space between Madison and Sun Prairie along Hwy 151.
That greenspace is no more. Instead, along Grand Avenue, you will
see a relatively new city center complete with schools, retail, a
movie theater, grocery stores, medical services and the like. And
there are homes that reach all the way to Hwy 19 and beyond. The
growth has been so intense that the Sun Prairie Area School District
is building a new high school in the Grand Avenue area. It will be
Sun Prairie West. And it will be a stone’s throw from the Madison
border. --  
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By President Sheri Carter and Mo Cheeks
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