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Teaching Thanksgiving With Accuracy and Authenticity

Kris McDaniel and David O’Connor have worked together at DPI for over 10 years to assist educators across the state in implementing quality social st...
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Lessons Learned: Life as an Education Support Professional

Educational Support Professionals Day is Wednesday, November 16, 2022. I was a Special Ed Assistant for three years in a Wisconsin intermediate scho...
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Schools Support Military Families During November and Throughout the Year

November is Military Family Month, and Governor Tony Evers issued a proclamation honoring the daily sacrifices, selfless contributions, and exception...
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American Education Week Op-ed by Assistant State Superintendent Duy Nguyen

Let’s Allow Our Children to Be Their Whole Selves I am a Vietnamese American educator, and I want you to know that every day, you are empowered to b...
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Maker Educator Leadership Certificate Program

Classroom teachers and informal educators are invited to engage in making, conversations, and job-embedded professional development through the Maker...
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Spooner Library Director Angie Bodzislaw Named WLA Librarian of the Year

The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) has announced Angie Bodzislaw, Director of the Spooner Memorial Library, has been named the 2022 WLA/Demco® L...
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Ideas and Resources to Celebrate Computer Science Week This December

December is a great time for school districts to engage with and explore computer science opportunities with the celebration of Computer Science Educ...
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Together We Shine: Celebrating National School Psychology Week

November 7–11, 2022, is National School Psychology Week (NSPW), as designated by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The theme fo...
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Celebrating Future Health Professionals of Wisconsin Nov. 5-11

Wisconsin HOSA is on the grow! So far this year, the future health professional group has 1,574 members in over 60 chapters, with a goal to reach 3000...
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More Than a Marching Band: How Music Educator Adam Bassak Instills a Love of Music, Performance

The Baldwin-Woodville Marching Band poses outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol ahead of the 2022 State of Education Address. The State of Educa...