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15 Public School Districts Will Combat ‘Summer Melt’ with Support from Great Lakes

09/24/2018
Fifteen public school districts across Wisconsin have received a combined $630,000 in grants from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affil...

Themed Issue: State of Education and Teacher Voices

09/24/2018
On Thursday, September 20th, Dr. Tony Evers gave his 10th State of Education Address in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Priorities remained on students,...

Keka͞ehkenohamowōnaw (We all teach): Benjamin Grignon

09/24/2018
Neta͞esehcekanenaw (Our way of doing things; Our culture) Within the Menominee culture, the young are expected to take care of our elders, which can...

Realistic Portrayals of the Community: Elizabeth Gulden

09/24/2018
As I settled into my classroom rocking chair with twenty eager and wide-eyed kindergarten students looking up at me, time and time again I began, “Onc...

Equity-Beyond Equality: Maggie McHugh

09/24/2018
Who am I to talk about equity? I’m a white girl from Wisconsin. I grew up in a middle-class home where my father read me books every night and my mot...

All students All of the Time: Michael Wilson

09/24/2018
Throughout my years in education, I have seen a strong transformation from what used to be a cookie-cutter approach with students to more individualiz...

Removing Barriers to Equity: Sarahí Monterrey

09/24/2018
I’ll never forget the day in second grade when I was taking a test where the task was to put a series of sentences in chronological order. The questio...

STEAMing Ahead with New Standards at OMS

09/24/2018
Recognized in 2018 as a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon School, the staff at Oregon Middle School (OMS) continue to work toward the award’s...

Supporting LGBTQ Youth in Wausau

09/13/2018
Sixth-grade health teacher and lead secondary health educator Patty Zemke has always been aware of the diverse student populations in the Wausau Schoo...

REL Midwest: Supporting Black Students' Excellence

09/13/2018
The Department of Public Instruction and Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest (REL Midwest) brought together education researchers, policy-makers,...