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Wisconsin School Health Awards

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

2019 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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

Wisconsin Global Educator of the Year

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

Research to Practice Inclusive Communities Project Grant

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...

2019-21 AODA Program Grants

The Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce the 2019-21 Competition for State Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA) Program Grants. The...

Human Trafficking in Wisconsin: What Educators Need to Know

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

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is Open

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 Surve...

2019 WREA Foundation Challenge Award- Middle School

The Wisconsin Retired Educators’ Association (WREA) Foundation Challenge Award Program will recognize and support ongoing innovative projects that imp...

Early Childhood Education and Importance of Play

This year, Wisconsin’s Collaborative Leadership Forum Preserving Early Childhood Conference (PEC) will focus on play, child-initiated learning, and de...

Wisconsin RtI Center Vision in Action School Stories

Each year, the Wisconsin RtI Center publishes a report documenting school and district level implementation of equitable multi-level systems of suppor...