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New Standards for Information and Technology Literacy, Music, and Science

Key partners across the state have been hard at work updating standards in Information Technology and Literacy; Music; and Science to meet societal ex...
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Computer Science Education Week and Hour of Code in Wisconsin

December 4-10, 2017 is Computer Science Education week in Wisconsin. Computer science teaches students foundational 21st-century knowledge like how to...
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How a Texting Program can Prevent College Dropouts

10 Tips to Help High Schools Adopt Proven Intervention for Increasing College Enrollment  As many as 40% of high school graduates who’ve been accepte...
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21st CCLC Grant Applications Now Available

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce that applications for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) grants are c...
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Kromrey Middle School: A Sustainability Star

Kromrey Middle School, a 2017 Green Ribbon Schools honoree, is an example of what happens when a school district and community embrace sustainability....
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How Did Our Schools Come to Be?

How did our public schools come to be, and why does Wisconsin’s K-12 education system look the way it does? We decided to explore the answers to thos...
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Why We Celebrate American Education Week

American Education Week gives us an opportunity to celebrate public education. This year’s theme is “Great Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibi...
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It’s Never Too Late Get a High School Diploma

Carlton Waid has gone by many titles - veteran, dad, grandfather. But on August 23, 2017, he added another title, graduate of Racine Horlick High Scho...
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Keeping Kids Safe on School Buses - #Brake4Buses

Many students across Wisconsin start their day by boarding school buses. It’s an important service that many families rely on to get kids safely to sc...