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UW-Madison Teaching About Elections Conference 2022

09/20/2022
Teaching about elections is one of the best opportunities to prepare young people for political engagement. This conference helps educators teach...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

09/20/2022
Hispanic Heritage month will be celebrated September 15- October 15, 2022. Signed into federal law in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan, it...
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2022 Wisconsin State of Education Address This Thursday

09/20/2022
On Thursday, September 22 at 12pm CDT, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jill Underly, will deliver her State of Education address in a...
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National Arts in Education Week

09/20/2022
After twenty-five years in the classroom, I can attest that every child is beautifully diverse, dynamic, and distinct. The late Sir Ken Robinson...
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Digital Equity Outreach Month Shines a Light on Challenges, Opportunities

09/20/2022
  Broadband access for Wisconsin families remains a critical equity issue, and helping students get internet access where they live is an important...

Eight Wisconsin Schools Named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

09/20/2022
U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022, including eight schools in Wisconsin...
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Children’s Mental Health Resources from Wisconsin State Office of Children's Mental Health

09/20/2022
Back to school can be an exciting time for many young people, but it can also bring stress and anxiety. The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental...
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Online Event: Understanding Orange Shirt Day and the Lasting Impacts of Residential Schools on Wisconsin First Nations

09/20/2022
Join PBS Wisconsin Education, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction American Indian Studies Consultant David O'Connor, and three...
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Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher and Principal Nominations Open

09/07/2022
Nominations of Wisconsin PK through 12 teachers and principals can now be submitted online at KohlEducation.org for the 2023 Herb Kohl Educational...
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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

09/07/2022
Opening the door to another world is easy and free… with a library card.  Marking the beginning of the school year, Library Card Sign-Up Month is a...