2013 News Releases

News releases from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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Questions about news releases issued from the Department of Public Instruction should be directed to Tom McCarthy, (608) 266-3559.

2013 News Releases

Date Title
Dec 19 Evers disappointed in mascot law
Dec 18 Evers comments on student achievement in Milwaukee
Dec 17 Wisconsin gains 77 National Board Certified Teachers
Dec 17 SPEECH: Testimony to the Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools
Dec 13 Hearings on college and career ready standards to be held Dec. 19
Dec 13 Evers: Remembering those lost in Newtown
Dec 11 Partnership grants to strengthen mathematics and science teaching
Dec 10 Wisconsin school leaders overwhelmingly support the Common Core
Dec 10 Evers thanks Governor for signing CTE bills into law
Dec 5 Common Core provides consistent standards to ensure college and career success
Dec 3 Nation’s PISA results disappointing, underscore need for college and career ready standards
Nov 25 Redesign of BadgerLink makes resources, knowledge more accessible
Nov 15 Evers commends Assembly and Senate for increasing math and science graduation requirements
Nov 14 EDITORIAL: Celebrate American Education Week, Nov. 18 to 22
State Superintendent's 2013 American Education Week video message and proclamation. Governor's Proclamation
Nov 11 WISEdash Public Portal expands access to school data
Nov 7 2013 NAEP results steady
Nov 5 Evers appreciative of bipartisan support for Tech Ed Incentive Grants
Nov  1 Voices of Wisconsin support Common Core
Common Core: The Voices of Wisconsin. Common Core Partners Page
Oct 29 Enrollment counts for statewide voucher program
Oct 24 Great support for Common Core State Standards at legislative hearings
Oct 23 Revised general aid certified
Certification includes additional $40 million allocated to school aid for 2013-14
Revised 2013-14 General School Aid Certification (alpha by district)
Oct 22 DPI provides fact check on Common Core
Oct 22 Graduates from the Elmbrook and Marshfield school districts are AP State Scholars
Oct 18 EDITORIAL: Why the Common Core State Standards are right for Wisconsin
Oct 15
Oct 14 Wisconsin wins $8.7 million Safe Schools-Healthy Students grant
Oct 9 Jane McMahon named Wisconsin representative to the National Teacher of the Year program
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation will award $6,000 to Wisconsin’s National Teacher of the Year nominee
Photo of Jane McMahon.
Oct 9 Evers’ statement on Sen. Jauch announcing his retirement
Oct 7 Social Work Pioneer Ada Deer named 2013 Distinguished Public School Alumna
Oct 4 Capitol ceremony Tuesday to celebrate 167 Schools of Recognition
Oct 3 Testimony for the Joint Hearing of Select Committees on the Common Core State Standards
Oct 2 Milwaukee's Sarah Berndt receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Sarah Berndt background information, 2013 Milken Educator Award Press Kit, and a photo from the event (Credit: Milken Family Foundation).
Oct 2 Statement on the separation of the UW System from WiscNet
Oct 1 Libraries use grants to support early literacy efforts
Sep 26 Evers: Stay the course, find common ground
Sep 26 SPEECH: State of Education Excerpts Photos
Sep 26 Wisconsin AP participation grows by more than 10 percent, SAT results above national average
Sep 25 Evers’ statement on Governor’s workforce development initiatives
Sep 24 Five public schools earn national Blue Ribbon honors
Sep 23 Evers to recognize five Friends of Education
Photos from the awards presentation.
Sep 23
Sep 18 Four educators receive Wisconsin Teacher of the Year award
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation gives $3,000 to each honoree
Additional information about Richard Erickson, Anne Hasse, Lynne Kohlhepp, and Jane McMahon is available in individual news releases. Photos of the Teachers of the Year are posted on the department's Facebook page.
Sep 17 Preliminary report cards for schools and districts released
New district report cards use multiple measures to describe performance
2013 District Report Card Summary
Sep 6 Evers’ statement on Senator Cullen’s retirement
Sep 5 Evers names 167 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition
Sep 4 DPI offers model global scholars policy
Aug 23 State receives $1.5 million grant to improve lives of school-age parents
Aug 22 EDITORIAL: Keeping the dream alive with equal opportunity
Aug 21 ACT results steady, state among tops in the nation
Aug 19 School meal income eligibility guidelines announced
Aug 15 Schools named for statewide choice program
Aug 5 Evers makes grants to support 19 new charter schools
Aug 5 Four Wisconsin educators are finalists for Presidential Teaching Awards
Jul 31 Private schools register for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
Jul 30 Evers’ statement on UW System President Reilly
Jul 17 After-school activities funded through CLC grants improve student engagement, academic performance
Jul 1 General aid estimate released for 2013-14 school year
Jun 28 EDITORIAL: The Challenge of Civics Education
Jun 27 Public schools and libraries left in the lurch by UW
Internet access jeopardized for hundreds of thousands served by Wisconsin libraries and schools
Jun 20 Public encouraged to ask questions about budget provision
Legislation potentially restricts release of voucher school data
Jun 20 STATEMENT: Assembly blows through voucher cap
Jun 19 STATEMENT: Voucher expansion inflated yet again
Previous limits couldn't last two weeks
Jun 11 Grants help students avoid AODA issues
Jun 5 STATEMENT: Our kids deserve better
May 30 Voucher Expansion ‘Deal’ a Trojan Horse
Beware legislators bearing gifts
May 28 EDITORIAL: Best wishes to our 2013 graduates
May 24 Hearing on educator effectiveness equivalency process is June 6
May 23 EDITORIAL: The power of physical activity
May 22 King International School, Sargento Foods earn national college and career readiness awards
May 21 Joint Committee on Finance advances education policies
May 21 Statement on Oklahoma tornado
May 20
Child poverty increases
Free and reduced-price school meal eligibility is 43.2 percent for 2012-13 school year
Copy of Free or Reduced-Price School Meal Eligibility Spreadsheet (Wisconsin Public School Districts Only)
Map of school district free and reduced-price meal eligibility for 2012-13 and maps showing eligibility from 2003-13.
May 9 STATEMENT: Revenue projection opens opportunity for Fair Funding
May 9 Four students named Presidential Scholars from Wisconsin
May 6 Four nominated for ACT’s College and Career Readiness award
May 2 EDITORIAL: Teaching: A noble calling
Apr 30 Green Ribbon Schools boost health of environment, finances, students, and staff
Wisconsin at top nationwide for number of schools receiving federal designation
Apr 29 School libraries receive $30.1 million in Common School Fund payments
Apr 26 Ten Presidential Scholar Semifinalists named for Wisconsin
Apr 23
Accompanying Release: Third year of choice school data
Apr 11
Apr 10 State budget proposal does not help rural schools
Apr 9 2012 graduation rate increases from prior year
Apr 3 Evers names nine Business Friends of Education
Apr 1 Evers proclaims April “Month of the Military Child”
Draws attention to support needed by Wisconsin’s thousands of kids with parents in military
Mar 21
Graphics that show the impact of the 2013 15 budget proposal on state school aid and per-pupil revenue
Mar 18 Four Wisconsin principals recognized for educational leadership
Mar 8 Wisconsin to hold School Safety Summit
Evers leading planning of comprehensive event at The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread, July 16-18
Mar 1 Teachers of the Year to serve on advisory council
Feb 28 Students want an international perspective in their education
First Global Youth Summit brings teachers and students to Madison
Feb 27 123 schools plan to participate in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Feb 27 13 schools plan to participate in Racine voucher program
Feb 26 Schools nominated for Green Ribbon Award
Feb 21 Statement on 2013-15 budget bill
Feb 20 Wisconsin expands Advanced Placement access and success
2012 public high school graduates are ‘Best in the Midwest’ for AP performance
College Board Maps: AP Performance, AP Participation
Feb 18 Statement on preview of state budget for education
Feb 11 Evers applauds funding for assessments, academic and career plans
Feb 8 Evers commends Governor, Speaker for steps to improve mental health services
Feb 7 Evers announces Wisconsin Title I Reward Schools
New reward schools list part of ESEA waiver requirements
Feb 1 DPI seeking sponsors for Summer Food Service Program
Jan 31
Evers to present nine ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin’ awards on Friday
Jan 29 ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin’ awards to be presented Feb. 1
Jan 25 EDITORIAL: Reinvigorating Career and Technical Education
Jan 24 Public school open enrollment application period begins Feb. 4
Jan 24
Sixth consecutive year of ranking first or second in the nation
Jan 23 SPEECH: Remarks to 2013 State Education Convention
Jan 23 Evers seeks support for rural schools in 2013-15 education budget
Jan 23 State revenue estimate supports viability of ‘Fair Funding’ plan
Jan 17
Map of school districts with 4-year-old kindergarten
Jan 10
Old scores to expire in 2013, new GED tests to begin in 2014
Jan 8
Newly certified teachers are among 4,980 nationwide earning credential
Jan 7 Evers' education budget request would boost math, science,technology, and career-readiness opportunities for all students


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