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💻 The teacher shortage has forced some Madison high school classes online.

  • The Madison school district is still short more than 100 teachers. As a result of the shortage, the Wisconsin State Journal reports a "small number" of high school classes are moving online.
  • The district has been using long-term substitutes to fill vacancies. Most of the classes that have moved online are language classes for which the district has had a harder time finding substitute teachers. Students still take the courses out of their classrooms and a district staff member is reportedly present in the classroom.

📣 Did you know there's a debate tonight?

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🎮 A new development following unionization at Raven Software.

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⚽️ Forward's last home game of the season.

  • This Saturday marks Forward Madison’s final home match of the 2022 season. The 'Mingos will face off against the Richmond Kickers at Breese Stevens Field.
  • It's also fan appreciation night, so get ready for plenty of festivities before and after the game.


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💉 DHS has expanded monkeypox vaccine eligibility.

  • The Wisconsin Department of Health Services on Wednesday widened the scope of who can get a monkeypox vaccine. Per guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who have new STD diagnoses and people who attended or had sex at a commercial sex venue are now eligible for the vaccine.
  • Some context: The most recent DHS data shows the state has reported 81 cases of monkeypox, 15 of which were in Dane County.

🎨 Your lunchtime read: Madison artist creates street art despite challenges.

  • Via Wisconsin Life: "Artist Liubov Szwako was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. Several years ago, he immigrated to Wisconsin and began to build his portfolio around the city of Madison.

    'I think my work is very abstract,' Szwako said. 'I’m not a big fan of telling people what to think or what to believe or what to see in my work or what my word represents.'

    Szwako is more widely known around the Madison community as Triangulador."


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