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Scholarships for International Summer Experiences

12/01/2015
Four Wisconsin high schools were selected for a program that lets their students apply for scholarships for international summer experiences. Student...

Effective 4K Helps Kids, Closes Gaps

12/01/2015
“Early intervention is where you close the achievement gap,” Culleen Witthuhn, director of early learning in the Racine Unified School District, told...

Stronger Family Engagement through APTTs

12/01/2015
An increasing number of schools are transforming parent-teacher conferences and other family events into learning-centered team meetings — an approach...

Evers Elected President of Education Chiefs Group

11/23/2015
State Superintendent Tony Evers will serve for the next year as president of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), a national group anal...

Partnerships to Serve Students with Disabilities Earn Award

11/23/2015
Partnerships that serve Wisconsin students with disabilities and their families have earned a statewide award. The Department of Public Instruction w...

IDEA Anniversary

11/23/2015
It’s a week away: the 40th anniversary of a law which changed the future for millions of students with disabilities. The legislation now known as the...

Single-Sex Bathroom Bill Statement

11/23/2015
State Superintendent Tony Evers issued a statement on the bill which would require Wisconsin public school student restrooms and changing rooms to be...

BadgerLink’s Research Sources, Style Get Updates

11/18/2015
Updates and additions have been made to the BadgerLink website, including some directly relevant to educators. The site, known as Wisconsin's Online...

Texting and Driving Prevention Program

11/18/2015
A free, limited program is available to Wisconsin high schools to help educate students on the dangers of distracted driving, and to encourage them to...

School Psychology Award for Doug White

11/18/2015
The rarely presented “Friend of Children Award” from the Wisconsin School Psychologists Association (WSPA) has been given to Doug White, recently reti...