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National Arts in Education Week

After twenty-five years in the classroom, I can attest that every child is beautifully diverse, dynamic, and distinct. The late Sir Ken Robinson said...
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Digital Equity Outreach Month Shines a Light on Challenges, Opportunities

  Broadband access for Wisconsin families remains a critical equity issue, and helping students get internet access where they live is an important g...

Eight Wisconsin Schools Named 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona has recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022, including eight schools in Wisconsin....
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Children’s Mental Health Resources from Wisconsin State Office of Children's Mental Health

Back to school can be an exciting time for many young people, but it can also bring stress and anxiety. The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Hea...
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Online Event: Understanding Orange Shirt Day and the Lasting Impacts of Residential Schools on Wisconsin First Nations

Join PBS Wisconsin Education, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction American Indian Studies Consultant David O'Connor, and three distinguish...
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UW-Madison Teaching About Elections Conference 2022

Teaching about elections is one of the best opportunities to prepare young people for political engagement. This conference helps educators teach abo...
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National Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage month will be celebrated September 15- October 15, 2022. Signed into federal law in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan, it actually...
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2022 Wisconsin State of Education Address This Thursday

On Thursday, September 22 at 12pm CDT, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jill Underly, will deliver her State of Education address in a...
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ESSER III Out-of-School Time Grant Opportunity Announcement

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) 21 and Wisconsin State Motion 57 have authorized two funding streams to support Out-of-School Time (OST) programs. Thi...
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Resources for the Observance of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks

Starting this year, under State of Wisconsin Statute, schools statewide are to observe September 11th every year to, "remember the attacks that occurr...