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Madison Wisconsin State Journal (Newspaper) - March 30, 2015, Madison, Wisconsin Wisconsin its 51 lift monday March 30. 2015 a Knect mel0 Al also Over digital police policies live that join reporter Nico Savidge today at noon for a discussion about Madison police policies in the Wake of the Tony Robinson shooting Jamerson Back at natural spot the us Sophomore makes the switch from wide receiver to cornerback the position he played in High school spouts a a adopt a Mochan program pleases Volunteer gardeners Don Orange vests and use skills to Spruce up the medians on Madison s neighbourhood streets local. As phone records collection i officials believed costs outweighed benefits Asa had some doubts Agency considered scrapping controversial data storage prior to Snow ens leaks Ken Ohanian associated press Washington the National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store american calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the prac Tice current and former intelligence officials say because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counter terrorism benefits. After the leak and the collective Surprise around the world Asa leaders strongly defended the phone records program to Congress and the Public but without disclosing the internal debate. The proposal to kill the program was circulating among top managers but had not yet reached the desk of Gen. Keith Alexander then the Asa director according to current and former intelligence officials who would not be quoted because the details Are sensitive. Two former senior Asa officials say they doubt Alexander would have approved it. Still the behind the scenes Asa concerns which have not been reported previously could be relevant As Congress decides whether to renew or modify the phone records collection when the Law authorizing it expires in june. The internal critics pointed out that the already High costs of vacuuming up and storing the a to and from information please see Asa Page a6 Madison schools i $41 million referendum would Impact 16 buildings Josh Gasser and teammates celebrate saturdays 85-78 elite eight win Over Arizona in los Angeles that sent us to the final four. Game info badgers is. Kentucky. Lucas Oil stadium. Indianapolis. 7 49 . Saturday. Tbs in sports memories made Dekker family savors recent Success of us Junior Forward. Cd semifinal showdown Kentucky matchup pits nations Best offence is. Best defense. Cd sunday results Michigan state beats Louisville in of. And Duke gets past Gonzaga to round out the final four Field. Cd John Hart state journal half Walls separate classes at Jefferson Middle school. A proposed $41 million referendum would include $8 million for renovation efforts at Jefferson. Among other items plans Call for More permanent partitions Between classrooms to reduce noise and distractions. Ticket information the general Public is shut out from getting tickets to the badgers game on saturday via us. C4 get the insider View jubilation turns to focus . King state journal District has big plans but Only if voters open wallets Molly Beck , 608-252-6135 ifs third period at Jefferson Middle school and language arts teacher Jay Brazeau asks his seventh Grade students to turn to chapter 12 in Rosa Parks autobiography. In a nearby classroom math teacher Kelly of Malley is asking her students to quiet Down. But unlike in other schools Brazeau a students can hear practically every word uttered in of Malleye a classroom. As they follow along with Brazeau his students also Are trying to tune out the math lesson just a few feet away with nothing but election violence raises fear in Nigeria a nigerian Man prays sunday in the Yard of the St. Charles Catholic Church the scene of a 2014 bomb attack blamed on Boko Haram islamic insurgents in the mainly Christian Sabon Gari neighbourhood of Kano Northern Nigeria. Normally the Church would be packed with up to four masses on Palm sunday but this year it held Only one. Which was half full due to Large numbers of christians leaving before the elections fearing retribution after election results Are announced monday. Nigerians continued voting sunday despite technical glitches and Boko Haram attacks on polling stations. Story a9 bookcases and portable dividers to mute the sound. A a it a a struggle a Jefferson principal Anne Fischer said. Jefferson was built in the late 1960s when it was trendy for school districts to build schools with an a open concept a or no Walls and doors in classrooms. It was supposed to help Foster collaboration Between teachers. But it also translates into a lot of noise distracted students and a potential Security problem if teachers Ever need to keep children away from a threatening person in the building. Couple that with a crumbling heating and Cooling system and enrolment above capacity and Jefferson is the worst rated Madison school building by tile Madison school District. Learning environments like Jefferson a wont help the school District make the academic Progress it needs school Board president Arlene Silveira said. That a Why she said the District and Board members Are proposing to voters on april 7 a $41 million referendum that would expand or renovate 16 of the districts buildings. Its the 13th referendum proposal posed please see school Page a7 weather. A14 becoming mostly Cloudy. High 55, Low 36 comics nation world obituaries b4 opinion air serial a6 sports Ben Curtis associated press a13 take five All television cd Wasj legals follow our reporting team on twitter for All the latest news from Indianapolis Tom Oates Jim Polzin Rob Hernandez Michael p. King Wasj making Madison mayoral Campaign racial equity disparities at Center of race Dean Mosiman , 608-252-6141 perhaps like never before Madison is facing challenges and ugly truths on racial disparity and equity. Census estimates for 2008-12 show Madison a poverty rate at 18.5 percent a 15,o percent for Whites 38.4 percent for Blacks 27.3 percent for asians and 21.7 percent for latinos. Almost half of students in City schools live in poverty and a Large achievement Gap exists Between Whites and Blacks. And the Wisconsin Council on children and families a race to equity report of october 2013 showed Blacks fare far worse than Whites in nearly every please see race Page a6 on the issues this is the fourth of six instalments in a series on the key issues in the Madison mayoral race. You can read previous stories in the series As Well As our candidate profiles and other coverage of the race at go.Madison.com/mayorl5

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