Category Archives: Education

SPASD – and SPARC – take huge step forward in fighting student hunger!

Dear friends, SPARC is thrilled to report a major step forward in our efforts to advocate on the issue of student hunger and the problem of teachers & staff trying to help by paying out-of-pocket to feed kids at school. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Opportunity: PFLAG forming local chapter of LGBT allies, meeting June 1st

Paul Esser, former mayor of Sun Prairie, spoke at a recent SPARC meeting of his efforts to organize a local chapter of PFLAG, a national organization supporting LGBT individuals and their families.  While Madison has its own PFLAG chapter, there’s … Continue reading

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Growing Community: May 29 Seedfolks Art & Action event at library

The Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC) is thrilled to collaborate with the Sun Prairie Public library through a “Growing Community” project that connects the Sun Prairie Reads novel, Seedfolks, by Paul Fleischman, to local actions that connect our community. … Continue reading

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Update: May 1st Education Event to feature Karen Lewis & John Kuhn

As some of you may have heard, Diane Ravitch is unable to join us on May 1st to discuss her new book.  And while we’re disappointed and hope she recovers quickly, I wanted to let you know that the event … Continue reading

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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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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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