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Educator Wellness: How Do We Move Beyond Self-Care

In collaboration with Lisa Stein, Education Consultant, Student Services, Prevention and Wellness Team. I just need to get to June and then I can re...
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DPI Program Aimed at Retaining Special Educators Celebrates Successful First Year

258 New Educators Complete Special Educator Induction Program A program launched last year by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction aimed a...
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Supporting Kids’ Mental Health Is Within Our Grasp

An editorial by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly during Mental Health Awareness Month When people ask me what a major barrier is facing individ...
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Five Educators Selected 2025 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year

2025 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year: (From top left to bottom right): Ana Báez, bilingual counselor at South Division High School (Milwaukee Public...
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Six Wisconsin Teachers Named Finalists for National Math and Science Teaching Award

  2024 Wisconsin PAEMST award finalists (from left to right): Rhonda Veroeven, Middleton Cross Plains Area School District Sheila Kohl, West De Per...
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For One Teacher, PD Leads to Zero-G

Social Media post by Glen Hills Middle School teacher Lalitha Murali detailing her week with the Space Foundation. This is the fourth article in...
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Teaching About the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924: 100 Years On

President Calvin Coolidge (center) posed with Native Americans, possibly from the Plateau area in the Northwestern United States, near the south law...
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Bulletin Board 5/21/2024

Welcome to the ConnectEd Bulletin Board! This is the place to find opportunities for further professional development, grant and awards opportuniti...
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Wisconsin’s 2024 Green Ribbon Schools Inspire Us To Go Greener!

Students at Hawthorne Elementary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin are exploring the newly developed schoolyard. They are walking on the rocks that go through...
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New Act 20 Reading Requirements Must Still Be Implemented by Next School Year

As summer approaches, work continues on supporting and implementing changes to reading instruction outlined in Act 20, Wisconsin’s reading legislatio...