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State of Education – 2023 Is a Hopeful Year!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

“Hope powers our public schools. Public schools power our communities. Showing up every day to teach and to learn are acts of hope and exercises in humility. Because teaching is an act of hope, and learning is an exercise in humility.” -- State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly

Come one, come all to the 2023 State of Education Ceremony!

Last year at the 2022 State of Education Ceremony, an inaugural poet performed “Love Poem for Public School” over video, and this year, poets from our residential schools will perform original works on the theme of “hope for the future.” In addition to honoring all five of them during the ceremony, one of the 2024 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year will give a speech, just like 2023 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year Sarah Kopplin did last year. The DPI’s Demetri Beekman will again host the event, the Milwaukee High School of the Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble will fill the Rotunda with music, and most importantly, State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly will share about the challenges we face and the hope she sees in the future of public education in Wisconsin. We hope you join us!

Since the speech is during a school day, we will include text of Dr. Underly's speech and a video of the ceremony in future ConnectEd editions!