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Grants Available for Implementing and Supporting Open Education Resources

05/08/2019
The Department of Public Instruction will award 20 grants of $10,000 each to support implementation and professional learning around high-quality,...

Gearing Up for a Great Summer Food Service Program

05/08/2019
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals to children 18 and under during the summer months. When school is not in session, some...

Major Award for WSD Director of Curriculum and Instruction

05/08/2019
Dr. Connie Gartner, director of curriculum and instruction at the Wisconsin School for the Deaf (WSD), received the Leadership & Service Award...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month

04/23/2019
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Prevention Month. Both Title IX and Wisconsin Pupil Non-Discrimination Laws provide...

Wisconsin Libraries Build Communities

04/23/2019
A new video from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor outlines the importance of libraries across the state. She shares a bit of her history...

Celebrating Excellence in Environmental Education

04/23/2019
April is often considered “Earth Month” because of special observance days like Environmental Awareness Day on April 22 and Arbor Day on April 26,...

Wisconsin Student Named the National PTA Outstanding Youth Advocate of the Year

04/23/2019
Chloe Mattes, a senior at William Horlick High School in Racine was recently named the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Outstanding Youth...

A Comprehensive Approach to Bullying Prevention

04/04/2019
According to the 2017 Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey Report, four out of ten high school students (41.7%) report that bullying is a problem at...

National Library Week 2019

04/04/2019
This year, National Library Week is April 7-13. There is much to celebrate, including Wisconsin library patrons checking out more than 5 million...

Standards for English Language Arts Review

04/04/2019
Wisconsin's Standards for English Language Arts are scheduled for review and possible revision beginning this summer. The process will start with a...