MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- State superintendent Tony Evers is scheduled to deliver his annual address on the status of education in Wisconsin.
Thursday's speech comes in the middle of big changes for Wisconsin's public schools.
This year the voucher program, which allows for students to attend private schools using a taxpayer funded subsidy, expanded to 25 schools outside of Milwaukee and Racine. And the Legislature is now debating ways to include data from those voucher schools into report cards like those used by public schools to measure performance.
The debate over whether Wisconsin schools should use the national Common Core curriculum is also heating up, with Gov. Scott Walker now saying he believes the state can implement higher standards.