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Traditional Foods in Wisconsin

02/18/2019
Through a grant provided by the United States Department of Agriculture, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) School Nutrition Team was able to...

School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program

02/18/2019
The application process for the School-Based Mental Health Services Program (SMHS), a competitive mental health program authorized under Wis. Stat. §...

2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey

02/18/2019
It’s once again time for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has a new system for the Youth Risk Behavior...

ACP Program Evaluation Toolkit

02/18/2019
Thanks to educator feedback, there is now a tool for district and building leaders to systematically evaluate their Academic and Career Planning (ACP...

Old World Wisconsin Offers Field Trip Subsidies

02/18/2019
Old World Wisconsin is one of 12 historic museums and sites operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Old...

Research to Practice Inclusive Communities Project Grant

01/29/2019
The grant application period for the Research to Practice Inclusive Communities Project is now open. Awards of $16,000 will be given to 12 qualifying...

Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year

01/29/2019
Sandra Kowalczyk, a Patrick Marsh Middle School reading specialist, was recently named the 2018-19 Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year. State...

2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

01/29/2019
Ernst & Young, Junior Achievement, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will recognize a student in grades 5-12 for the 2019 Young...

Wisconsin School Health Awards

01/29/2019
The Department of Public Instruction, along with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Kohl’s Cares, recently recognized 49 schools for their...

Human Trafficking in Wisconsin: What Educators Need to Know

01/15/2019
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. As a serious and complex problem, human trafficking is not only a national issue...