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Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center 2019-20 Executive Summary Available

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) recently released the 2019-20 Executive Summary for the Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Cente...

COVID Response and Relief Planning Recommendations Resource

A new Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction web page offers local education agencies ideas for use of the current one-time funding from the Coron...

WEOP Provides Free Support for FAFSA, College Admission, and Other Services for Schools

FAFSA completion rates in Wisconsin are at an alarmingly low rate, and students are in need of financial assistance to ensure their goal of a post-sec...

Purple Up! April is the Month of the Military Child

April has been celebrated as the Month of the Military Child since 1986. Wisconsin joins individuals, schools, and organizations across the country in...

Racine Unified Music Teacher Turns Virtual Learning into an Opportunity for International Collaboration

When the Racine Unified School District moved to virtual learning, Gifford Elementary School Vocal Music Teacher, Jack Senzig, chose to see it as an o...

Two Wisconsin Counseling Teams Earn Recognition from the American School Counselor Association

For the first time, two Wisconsin school counseling teams are now considered a “Recognized American School Counselor Association Model Program” (RAMP)...

Celebrating the Arts in Wisconsin Schools

Every March, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction celebrates the importance of quality arts programs for students. Art and music are defined...

FFA Living to Serve Project Increases Knowledge of the Agriculture Field

In an effort to promote agricultural literacy, one Wisconsin school district also aims to carry out the FFA motto, “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Ea...

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center Shares the Top 2021 Books in Publishing

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center, a part of the UW Madison - School of Education and partially supported by the Department of Public Instruction...

A new Financial Literacy Tool is Available for all Wisconsin Teens

A new personal financial literacy tool called Money Path is available for free for Wisconsin educators to use with students. Money Path is web-based a...