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School Libraries Foster Creativity and Boundless Learning

School libraries of today go beyond showcasing books. They provide unique educational activities to transform learning. The library is integral to a...
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Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect by Nurturing Safe Families

April is Family Strengthening Month in Wisconsin, a transformation of the observance of National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month. The missio...

Sexual Assault Prevention Demands Equity

This year, we are called upon to focus on building racial equity as an important component of sexual assault prevention. We can all take steps toward...
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Beauty in Transformation: Trans Day of Visibility

Student artwork, which reads:  “When a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, there is a moment in the transition when the caterpillar must let go of its...
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Help Achieve a Historic Investment in Public Education and Libraries

The children, families, and communities of Wisconsin deserve the best public education and library systems in the country. We need robust and ongoing...
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In Praise of Disability Rights Activist Judy Heumann

The disability rights movement has lost an amazing activist and teacher in Judy Heumann, who died recently at the age of 75. Heumann was born in New...
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Seven Wisconsin Educators Nominated for National STEM Teaching Award

Seven Wisconsin educators have been named finalists for the 2023 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The PAEMST is...
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Visual Art Takes Center Stage for Youth Art Month in Wisconsin

The work of student artists from around the state and across all grade levels. Youth Art Month (YAM) is a specific celebration of the visual art...
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Social Emotional Learning Day Declared by State Superintendent

Proclamation for Social Emotional Learning Day  By State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly Full text here WHEREAS: social emotional learning (SEL) i...
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Greater Madison Writing Project Announces High School Summer Programs

The Greater Madison Writing Project (GMWP) at University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW) is an affiliate of National Writing Project (NWP) network, a nat...