One City Schools Staff, August 2021 (Note: Masks were removed only briefly for this photo)

September 10, 2021

Dear Greater Madison Community.

In February 2021, we wrote about what One City Schools did to keep our preschool and elementary open during the entire 2020–21 school year. We are pleased to share new information with you about the learning growth of our young scholars at One…


by Kaleem Caire (February 10, 2021)

One City Master Teacher, Ms. Pamela Ferrill, doing math challenges with our young scholars.

Leaders in education across the country have asked us what we’ve done at One City Schools to get our team members to agree to reopen and return to in-person instruction this year. …


by Kaleem Caire, Founder and CEO, One City Schools (Madison, Wisconsin)

Kaleem Caire

If I was the Governor of any state right now, I would create a “Department of Innovation”, and build a team to lead and operate it that would solely focus on developing a new model for governing, leading, supporting…


Madison has harbored deep disparities in education, housing, employment and entrepreneurship for far too long, and we’ve known it all along.

One City Schools’ Expeditionary Elementary School Students (Fall 2019)

On Monday, January 20, 2020, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I sent the long list of news reports and publications shown below to a number of business and community…


Note: An Orginial Facebook post (edited) by Kaleem Caire on May 24, 2019

The Capital Times newspaper published my editorial titled, “Kaleem Caire: We must move needle faster on achievement gap” [click here] on March 12, 2019. I then posted this editorial on my FB page the same day. …


Madison West High School (Madison, WI)

Social media can be a great opportunity for robust communication, recognition, reconnection and celebration. It can also be a great distraction. Over the last several days, it has been a typical mixture of both when it comes to commentary about the outcomes of Madison’s recent school board race.

After Tuesday’s…


Today, I was asked the following question by a reporter, Logan Wroge, of the Wisconsin State Journal, “Is there something you would have advised the district do differently in terms of the separation agreement?” Here is what I wrote in response to his question:

Hi Logan.

I have read the…


I don’t agree with the removal of statues from public lands.

The statues of men like Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee represent a horrible and painful history for my people, and many others, in this country. That cannot be denied.

At the same time, the presence of…

Kaleem Caire

A Guy Who Enjoys Helping Others

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