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New Resource Helps Children Spring into Environmental Education

03/17/2020
What are the signs of spring? When is the first day of spring? Which frogs are the first to voice their melodic trill? Students can find answers to th...

DPI Updates Guidance for Districts During COVID-19 School Closures

03/17/2020
On March 13, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, under the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, issued an order closing...

Wisconsin Middle School Students Travel to Washington, D.C. for National Competition

03/03/2020
A team of students from Glen Hills Middle School in Glendale, Wisconsin recently competed in Washington, D.C., for the national Future City Competitio...

School Social Workers ‘Light the Way’ in Wisconsin Schools

03/03/2020
Be sure to take a moment this week to take some time to give an added “thank you” to your school social workers for all they do in helping students an...

New Ogichidaa "Warrior" Storytellers Video Series and Lesson Plans Available

03/03/2020
Wisconsin First Nations American Indian Studies recently published a series of videos with lesson plans called Ogichidaa Storytellers.   According t...

Educational Assistance Programs Rely on Accurate 2020 Census Count

03/03/2020
Educational assistance programs in Wisconsin schools depend on accurate census counts. Programs such as Title I and the National School Lunch Program,...

DPI Survey Results Show More Schools Utilizing Digital Learning Plan

03/03/2020
Since being published, school districts across the state have increasingly utilized the Wisconsin Digital Learning Plan to implement strategies to mak...

Districts Urged to be Prepared for Possible Spread of Coronavirus, Influenza

03/03/2020
Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instructio...

DPI Accepting Applications for Grant Aiding Students Experiencing Homelessness

03/03/2020
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently announced eligible school districts, charter schools, and Cooperative Educational Service Agen...