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LGBTQ+ History is Wisconsin History

October is LGBTQ+ History month. Although we usually associate June with LGBTQ+ topics because of National Pride month, it's important to take the ti...
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You've Heard of Pi Day, Now Celebrate Mole Day

Mole Day is October 23rd  every year, and a great opportunity for educators to teach students (and refresh everyone else's memory) about this special...
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New Superpowered Science Resources from PBS Wisconsin Education

PBS Wisconsin Education has released two new additions to Meet the Lab, a collection of educational resources made for middle school science classroom...
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Get Teens Excited about Public Libraries during TeenTober™

Encourage the teenagers in your life to discover what is new at their local library during TeenTober™ month! The Young Adult Library Services Associ...
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Feed the FAFSA Frenzy: Wisconsin Students Eligible for Federal Student Aid

October might call to mind all things fall– pumpkins, apple cider, crisp nights and falling leaves. But it’s also the beginning of the Free Applicati...
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Save the Date: UW Oshkosh Adolescent Health Symposium

This annual gathering of educators, youth workers, educational administrators, community leaders, and health and human service professionals advances...
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Congratulations 2022 School Social Worker of the Year Carla Vorpahl!

Carla M. Vorpahl has devoted over 20 years of her career to serving students as a school social worker in the Sheboygan Area School District in easte...
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Keeping Kids Safe Online Month: Promoting Information and Media Literacy to support Civic Engagement

  Last week State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly proclaimed October Keeping Kids Safe Online Month in Wisconsin.  The Wisconsin DPI and DOJ partner...
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Dr. Jill Underly Delivers Powerful State of Education Address

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly delivered the 2022 State of Education Address at noon on Wednesday, September 22 at the Wisconsin State Capitol...
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DPI Provides Elections Curriculum for Wisconsin Elections Commission Video Series

The Wisconsin Elections Commission is proud to announce the launch of an election education video series, “Elections 101,” that will help inform high...