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DOJ Provides $92 Million to Wisconsin Schools for Safety Improvements

08/24/2021
The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety recently finalized a substantial grant program totaling more than $92 million for safety...

DPI, DHS Partner to Provide Increased COVID Testing in Schools

08/24/2021
As students and teachers come back to school buildings for another school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction continues to work with...

DPI to Distribute $10 Million to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

08/24/2021
Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced it will allocate more than $10 million in federal grant funds to aid school distri...

School Bus Drivers More Important Than Ever

08/24/2021
The Wisconsin School Bus Association is getting the word out about a potential school bus driver shortage across the state, and is encouraging those l...

DPI's AmeriCorps Farm to School Program Receives High Honor

08/24/2021
Kara Ignasiak holds the 2021 Governor's Service award with Maddie Smith, a service member at the Oregon School District, and Megan Wise, an AmeriCorp...

Informational Dyslexia Guidebook Now Available

08/10/2021
Wisconsin’s informational guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions is now available at https://dpi.wi.gov/reading/dyslexiaguidebook. Required by...

DPI Publishes Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Upcoming School Year

08/10/2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact communities across the nation, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in consultation with th...

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Period Open

08/10/2021
Wisconsin students can now apply for the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Online applications a...

Educators Overcome Challenges at Educator Leadership Rendezvous

08/10/2021
A group of educators took part in the Educator Leadership Rendezvous in July at Fort McCoy. Educators from various districts were faced with challen...

Wisconsin Students Eligible to Receive Free Meals for 2021-22 School Year

08/10/2021
All Wisconsin students will once again have access to healthy meals free of charge this school year, as a federal waiver remains in effect through the...