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Dr. Jill Underly, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Education

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...
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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...
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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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Extra Credit: LGBTQ+ Student Support Module Series

Screenshot from the LGBTQ+ Student Support Module Series modules. Welcome to Extra Credit, our newest ConnectEd recurring feature! In each...
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State Superintendent Proclaims Teacher Appreciation Week Across Wisconsin

On Monday, May 6, 2024, State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly proclaimed May 6-10, 2024, as Teacher Appreciation Week in Wisconsin. “Our teachers...
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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...
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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...
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Register To Attend the 2024 Play Make Learn Conference

Registration for PLAY MAKE LEARN 2024 is officially OPEN! Play Make Learn is a second-to-none opportunity for library practitioners to work with...
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Bulletin Board 5/7/2024

Welcome to the ConnectEd Bulletin Board! This is the place to find opportunities for further professional development, grant and awards...