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Free Children's Activity and Coloring Book on Coping with COVID-19

07/28/2020
The University of Wisconsin Communication Task Force for COVID-19 recently created a free activity coloring book which includes learning, strategies...

Play Make Learn Conference Goes Virtual

07/28/2020
The 2020 Play Make Learn Conference will be held virtually on August 13, 2020. During the conference, attendees will engage with cutting-edge...

Census 2020: There is Still Time to Participate

07/28/2020
Starting on August 11, Census takers will interview those who have not responded to the 2020 Census. Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the United...

The U.S Department of Education Announces $600,000 Competition for Rural Schools

07/14/2020
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a new technology education competition for rural schools. In a press release issued in June by the...

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors Passes Resolution to Work Toward Ending Structural Inequities

07/14/2020
In June, The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Board unanimously passed a resolution calling on community activists, elected officials, and other...

Information on COVID-19 Updates

07/14/2020
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently updated the Information on COVID-19 Updates web page. The two changes include the addition of...

The DPI Releases Guidelines for School Re-Opening

06/30/2020
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently released “Education Forward” to support school districts as they make decisions about...

The State Superintendent Adopts New Academic Standards

06/30/2020
State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor recently adopted new academic standards in several content areas. The new Wisconsin Standards for...

Omro High School Wins National Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest

06/30/2020
On a Facebook Live channel, science and engineering teacher Rob Turner and his team of Omro High School students learned that they were one of the...

Equity and Education: It Begins From Within

06/16/2020
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction prioritizes educational equity in ensuring every student receives a high-quality education. During...