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DPI to Distribute $10 Million to Support Students Experiencing Homelessness

08/24/2021
Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced it will allocate more than $10 million in federal grant funds to aid school...

DOJ Provides $92 Million to Wisconsin Schools for Safety Improvements

08/24/2021
The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety recently finalized a substantial grant program totaling more than $92 million for...

DPI Publishes Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Upcoming School Year

08/10/2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to impact communities across the nation, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in consultation with...

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship Application Period Open

08/10/2021
Wisconsin students can now apply for the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Online applications...

Informational Dyslexia Guidebook Now Available

08/10/2021
Wisconsin’s informational guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions is now available at https://dpi.wi.gov/reading/dyslexiaguidebook. Required by...

Educators Overcome Challenges at Educator Leadership Rendezvous

08/10/2021
A group of educators took part in the Educator Leadership Rendezvous in July at Fort McCoy. Educators from various districts were faced with...

Wisconsin Students Eligible to Receive Free Meals for 2021-22 School Year

08/10/2021
All Wisconsin students will once again have access to healthy meals free of charge this school year, as a federal waiver remains in effect through...

Pandemic Relief Available for Foster Youth

08/10/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified many challenges for youth in Wisconsin. For foster youth who have aged out of care during the pandemic,...

Build Education Systems that Meet the Needs of All Learners with the WI RtI Center

07/27/2021
​​​​For every child to learn and be successful, school and district leadership teams must carefully and intentionally restructure their educational...

American Rescue Plan Act, ESSER III Funds

07/27/2021
The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, signed into law on March 11, 2021, provides the third economic stimulus package to individuals, businesses,...