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COVID-19 Updates

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction expanded its resources through its central COVID-19 web page. There are additional resources for litera...

Three Wisconsin Schools and One District Receive 2020 USDE Green Ribbon Awards

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 2020 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools and District Sustainability Awards on the 50th A...

Wisconsin Voters Approve over 90 Percent of Referendums

Voters across the state emphasized their commitment to Wisconsin students and teachers by approving more than 90 percent of school district referendum...

Share Your Positive Education News

As educators and students finish the school year from home, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction would like to curate and then share positiv...

April is Month of the Military Child

In 1986, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger established April as the Month of the Military Child. During the month of April, individuals and organiza...

2020 Open Education Resource Innovation Grants Available

CESA 4 is providing up to 30 grants of $10,000 each to support Wisconsin educators through WISELearn, DPI’s dynamic digital library and network. Mater...

Supporting Student Mental Health During School Closures

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is focused on supporting the mental health and wellness of children, families, and educators duri...

2020 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition

Since 2003, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has formally recognized eligible Title I schools that have demonstrated success in educatin...

WI Historical Society Launches "Big History is Happening"

The Wisconsin Historical Society recently launched a special project for educators, parents, and caregivers who are currently teaching children at hom...

Connect, Explore, Engage with Earth Day: A Statewide Teach-In to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

On April 22, 1970, Gaylord Nelson hosted the first “national teach-in on the environment”—the founding of what is now a global movement known as Earth...