Category Archives: Community

Join us! An Evening with Diane Ravitch, May 1, 2014

UPDATE 4/14/14: Unfortunately, Diane Ravitch will not be able to attend the May 1st event in Madison due to an injury, but Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis and Texas school superintendent John Kuhn are confirmed.  Click here for details … Continue reading

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School Board Candidates address issues at SPARC forum

 Full video coverage of our forum!  Candidate introductions begin at the 4:20 mark. SPARC hosted a lively forum with all three candidates for the Sun Prairie School Board on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Sun Prairie Public Library.  The … Continue reading

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SPARC’s Local Election Guide – SPRING 2014

The 2014 Spring Election will be held on April 1, with early/absentee voting by mail or in person at City Hall from Monday March 17 to March 28.   Sun Prairie’s spring break falls over election day this year, so if … Continue reading

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Sun Prairie kids deserve a good night’s sleep – here’s how WE can help!

Peter Curran, Director of the Sunshine Place, is calling on Sun Prairie to match his $25 donation to help purchase $200 bed sets for Sun Prairie kids who are sleeping on the floor.  There is a shocking need for beds … Continue reading

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What do Sun Prairie schools need most? Your vote!

With the spring election just around the corner, the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC) is hosting a public forum to help you get to know the candidates and where they stand on the issues that matter most to our … Continue reading

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Diane Ravitch event rescheduled for May 1, 2014

Diane Ravitch will speak on May 1st 2014. After her talk about the destructive elements of education reform Diane will sign copies of her new book, Reign of Error.  Time and location to be announced – stay tuned for details! … Continue reading

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Great Decisions program comes to Sun Prairie

Join the local chapter of Great Decisions today!  The group meets Tuesdays starting Jan. 7 at the Sun Prairie Public Library. Are you interested in what’s going on in the world? Would you like to discuss global ideas in a … Continue reading

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SPARC Education Action Events: Join Diane Ravitch & the movement to save our schools

How is public education really “under attack”? What can we do about it? Join SPARC and Diane Ravitch to understand what’s going on with public education and discuss what you can do locally address these important questions The Sun Prairie … Continue reading

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In the News! Hunger & Snack Needs in Sun Prairie Schools

The Wisconsin State Journal is taking note of the many parents and community groups taking action to help ensure school children receive healthy snacks in Dane County.  These efforts offset the many out-of-cost expenses to teachers and staff who consistently … Continue reading

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SPARC’s SnackSmart program ready to get back to school!

After an amazingly well-received and eye-opening launch last spring, SPARC was able to provide snacks to serve all 7 elementary schools and Prairie Phoenix Academy and cover the need to fight hunger in summer school at both locations.   After meeting … Continue reading

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