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Representing Educators: Reflections on the Teacher of the Year Process

11/18/2016
Subscriber Submission! “This award is not saying you’re the best teacher in Wisconsin,” observes Chris Gleason, the state’s 2016-17 representative in...

ACP and Leadership

11/18/2016
Why is school and district leadership crucial in making Academic and Career Planning powerful and positive? ACP in Wisconsin, the DPI's new implement...

Deaf, Hard of Hearing Education Support

11/18/2016
Support is available to help educate Wisconsin children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deafblind. Often, to these kids, as well as their families...

School and District Report Cards Released

11/18/2016
More than 82 percent of public schools and 91 percent of districts earned three or more stars on the state’s 2015-16 report cards, meaning they met or...

Education Budget Proposal Announced

11/18/2016
State Superintendent Tony Evers submitted his 2017-19 budget request to the governor and Legislature this week. Evers provides a 90-second overview...

STEM Event with Science/Math Recognition

11/10/2016
Professionals from across Wisconsin came together last month to continue building a statewide STEM education network and to recognize Wisconsin’s fina...

Letters about Literature Writing Contest

11/10/2016
More than a mere collection of words, a book is an expression between human beings, which can have a direct and concrete impact on lives. Books can ev...

School Health Awards

11/10/2016
Sixty-six schools achieved gold, silver, or bronze level in the  Wisconsin School Health Award program this year. Horace Mann Middle School in Neen...

Referenda Popular Across Party Lines

11/10/2016
Voters across Wisconsin again passed referenda to support school funding on Tuesday. The DPI has created a map of referenda that passed in the rece...

Personalized Learning Takes Off in Oshkosh

11/01/2016
Subscriber Submission! This year, students in a combined 9th-10th grade English classroom at Oshkosh West High School for the first time have voice i...