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Federal Education Law Reauthorized

12/17/2015
After nearly 14 years, No Child Left Behind is no longer law. It was replaced last week with a law which is earning praise from State Superintendent T...

Digital Resources Created through ILEAD USA

12/17/2015
Digital resources relating to storytimes, oral histories, code literacy, digitization, and librarian professional development have been created this y...

Wisconsin Transgender Student Profiled

12/17/2015
The Wisconsin State Journal provides a moving profile of the transgender girl and her family who experienced an outpouring of community support in Mou...

Graduation Data Finalized

12/17/2015
The federal government has finalized graduation data, released in preliminary form earlier this fall, showing Wisconsin students tied for 3rd-highest...

Be a 21st Century Learning Exemplar

12/17/2015
The Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) is inviting applications until January 15, 2016, for its 2016-17 cohort of P21 Exemplars. These schools...

“Hour of Code” This Week

12/09/2015
It’s not too late for students and educators to be part of the educational programming activities happening this week as part of the international Hou...

Authors Demonstrate Writing in DPI Video Series

12/09/2015
With the help of more than a dozen authors from around Wisconsin, the Department of Public Instruction is filling a void in the world of educational m...

Gifted and Talented Expansion in Urban Districts

12/09/2015
The Department of Public Instruction will work with three urban school districts to increase the number of underrepresented students in gifted and tal...

Supreme Court Considers Education Rules

12/01/2015
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case that — in State Superintendent Tony Evers’ words — revolves around “continuing the...

Science Education Consultant Honored

12/01/2015
The Department of Public Instruction’s science education consultant, Kevin Anderson, received the Outstanding Recent Graduate Award from the UW-Madiso...