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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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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 school...
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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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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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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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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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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 be...
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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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Native American Heritage Month: Teachers Must Also Be Seekers

A map showing the current reservations and Tribal lands in Wisconsin. To view the map in further detail, go to this PDF for more information.  Conne...
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Talking Politics and Elections in the Classroom with PBS Wisconsin

As the 2022 general election approaches, PBS Wisconsin Education offers an array of classroom-focused resources for educators and students. Watch PBS...