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SLY PODCAST W/ TJ AT 15:30 minute mark 2019-03-27

WORT interview 2019-03-26


100 Black Men of Madison Forum Full Video 2019-03-21

Madison school board candidates speak at forum less than two weeks ahead of election day 2019-03-24

Simpson Free Press Forum FULL VIDEO 2019-02-16

TJ Mertz Closing statement Simpson Forum 2019-02-16

GRumps forum FULL VIDEO 2019-02-05

TJ Mertz Closing statement GRumps Forum 2019-02-05

Madison City Channel TJ Mertz explains his qualifications for this office and why he is running.

January 9, 2014 – The newly formed Assembly Urban Education Committee held a public hearing on AB 549, the charter school expansion bill that would eliminate school districts’ ability to control charter schools, increase the number of independent charter school authorizers and make it easier for existing schools to replicate themselves. Madison Metropolitan School District Board Member TJ Mertz reads a letter to the committee from Superintendent Jen Cheatham.

January 9, 2019 TJ Mertz on AB 549 and his views on public vs charter schools



Madison school board candidates speak at forum less than two weeks ahead of election day 2019-03-24

Madison School Board races offer variety of choices for district’s path forward 2019-03-24

Lone Madison School Board race with incumbent reminiscent of previous Seat 5 contest 2019-03-23

Madison schools achievement gap driven by higher-than-average white test performance 2019-03-24

Jennifer Rosen Heinz: We need to keep TJ Mertz’s vision and expertise working for Madison schools 2019-03-22

Candidates for mayor, School Board discuss race, inequity in Madison 2019-03-21

At Madison School Board forum, candidates dive in to recent Whitehorse incident, student discipline 2019-3-20

Laurie Frost: TJ Mertz does School Board job with dedication, skill and independence 2019-03-18

Trying times Candidates wade through complex issues facing the Madison school board 2019-03-14

Madison School District eyes new location for Capital High 2019-03-12

Madison schools superintendent promises changes in wake of alleged assault, racist slurs 2019-02-28

Madison schools adopt metal detector policy 2019-02-26

Madison School Board finishes meeting in private room, broadcasts video, after disruptions 2019-02-26

What’s in a word? Madison candidates put focus on ‘equity’ 2019-02-25

Madison School Board: Blaska and Muldrow, Mertz and Mirilli advance to spring election 2019-02-20

Madison Commons questionairre 2019-02-15

Madison Police Chief: Scale of ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ has been ‘vastly exaggerated’ 2019-02-15

WORT A Public Affair Meet the Candidates 2019-02-12

Madison School Board discusses behavior plan revisions, other major plan updates 2019-02-11

Candidate Q&A: Madison School Board Seat 5 2019-02-05

Fighting for a seat at the table 2019-02-07

School Board candidates stake out their positions at primary forum 2019-02-06

Madison teacher’s union votes to back Carusi, Muldrow, Mirilli and Mertz in School Board primary 2019-02-05

TJ Mertz: Build trust in our school community by being accountable 2019-01-30

School Board candidates make their case to the Madison teachers’ union 2019-01-18

Questionnaire: Madison School Board candidates largely support teachers union positions 2019-01-18

Editorial: MTI right: Collective bargaining is issue for School Board candidates 2019-01-14

Why are all of the Madison School Board seats at-large? 2019-01-14

Housing Madison’s homeless 2019-01-10

La Follette High School Principal Sean Storch set to step down at end of school year 2019-01-01

Explained: What’s next for school resource officer contract between MMSD and city? 2018-12-21

School Resource Officers |Chief Koval Calls Deal ‘Non-Starter’ 2018-12-18

Despite Vocal Opposition from Community, School Board Votes to Keep Police in Schools 2018-12-18

Personalized Pathways expansion approved by Madison School Board 2018-12-18

Madison School Board backs contract that would keep police officers in high schools 2018-12-17

Two years after launch of UW charter schools office, tension with Madison remains 2018-12-16

Vote to Expand Personalized Pathways Expected Monday; Reyes Will Vote, Despite Last-Minute Conflict Charge 2018-12-14

TJ Mertz to run for re-election to Madison School Board 2018-12-13

Madison School Board member T.J. Mertz to run for third term 2018-12-13

Parents, educators disappointed in special needs staffing recommendations 2018-12-10

Madison School District’s Pathways expansion vote put on hold 2018-11-27

School Board eyes expansion of second Personalized Pathway program at three high schools 2018-11-06

Madison schools pass $415.6M budget that lowers tax burden, hikes teacher pay 2018-11-01

Madison schools committee recommends police officers remain in high schools 2018-09-27

Madison schools deem ‘micro school’ a success, look to options for future 2018-07-30

Conversation continues about EROs in Madison schools 2018-07-25

Chaos reigns during Madison School District police officer debate 2018-07-18

Madison School Board passes preliminary budget for 2018-2019 school year 2018-06-26

Departing Sherman teacher points to high number of vacant jobs, blasts principal 2018-06-24

Madison School Board quashes proposal that could block members from requesting district information 2018-05-15

Funding model approved for $2.8M East High gym renovation and addition 2018-03-20

Madison Moving Forward On Later Middle School Start Times 2018-03-12

Madison School Board’s choice of special ed consultant sparks bitter debate 2018-02-01

Madison School Board approves $100,000 contract for staffing consultation 2018-01-30

Review of Madison Police Department includes recommendations on school-based officers 2018-01-13