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Scholarships for International Summer Experiences

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

“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

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

Single-Sex Bathroom Bill Statement

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

Evers Elected President of Education Chiefs Group

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

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

IDEA Anniversary

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...

BadgerLink’s Research Sources, Style Get Updates

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

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

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