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Aug 31
Mental Health Projects, Story

When Connor Nikolay decided to attempt suicide it was not parents or educators, but peers, whom he contacted as a last-ditch effort to...

Aug 31
ACT Results Hold Steady

Wisconsin’s 2015 graduates had steady overall results on the ACT with an average composite score of 22.2, tying with Iowa for second place behind...

Aug 31
Presidential Teaching Award Finalists

Wisconsin’s finalists for the 2015 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching are:

Scott Anderson of Brodhead,...
Aug 31
Educator Effectiveness: Implementation, Reflections

The rewards for effective implementation of educator effectiveness (EE) could be great, and upcoming trainings and resources can help districts...

Aug 31
Special Education and Pupil Services Conference

Registration is open for the 31st annual State Superintendent’s Conference on Special Education and Pupil Services Leadership Issues.

This...

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 Messages for Educators, Public

State Superintendent Tony Evers has released a short Welcome Back to School video which would be appropriate for educator professional development...