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Education news: success stories from Wisconsin schools, DPI updates, student opportunities, and more.
Aug 17
RDA Explained

Educators may be wondering if they are expected to do anything differently as a result of the federal government’s new special education focus...

Aug 17
Sparsity Aid Announced

For the first time in the program’s history, Wisconsin’s sparsity aid program was fully funded in the 2015-17 state budget, meaning 137 small,...

Aug 17
What Space Camp Taught a Wisconsin Teacher
Mission accomplished! Callope's team celebrates their success with a simulated-gravity fist bump.

A real-world taste of the power of team-building...

Aug 17
AmeriCorps Input Sought

Wisconsin’s AmeriCorps volunteer force is looking for public input on its draft plan to provide AmeriCorps volunteers to schools and other...

Aug 17
Back to School Videos Coming

Over the next 1-2 weeks, the Department of Public Instruction is releasing several online videos about Agenda 2017 and other topics. They will be...

Jul 21
Edcamp Report

A Wisconsin participant in this spring’s Edcamp held at the U.S. Department of Education reports that the event was “monumental”: providing...

Jul 21
Pre-K Charter Recognition for Wisconsin

Wisconsin has been named a top state for charter schools at the pre-kindergarten level.

A new report, “Pre-K and Charter Schools: Where...

Jul 21
Presidential Teaching Award Winners

State Superintendent Tony Evers commended Corey Andreasen, mathematics teacher at Sheboygan North High School, and Scott Hertting, science teacher...

Jul 21
Evers: Momentum Must Continue

State Superintendent Tony Evers urged families and communities to keep stepping up for public schools after the governor and legislature continued...

Jul 21
Behavior Transformation with Restorative Circles

“Restorative circles” can make an amazing difference in classroom management, according to a success story recently published by a Wisconsin...