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NAMM Foundation names 2019 Best Communities for Music Education Districts

06/03/2019
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) recognized 24 Wisconsin school districts as Best Communities for Music Education Districts. Two...

23rd Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute

06/03/2019
The 23rd Annual Wisconsin American Indian Studies Summer Institute will take place July 29 - August 2, 2019, at Red Creek Elementary School in Black...

Lifetime License Background Check Requirement

05/20/2019
Wis. Admin Code s. PI 34.041 (4) requires educators who hold a valid life/lifetime license to complete an application to have a new background check...

Sustain Learning Over the Summer with Libraries

05/20/2019
School and public libraries can be major sustainers for summer learning, reading, and exploring. While public libraries serve schools and communities...

The Many Benefits of School Breakfast

05/20/2019
Hungry children find it difficult to concentrate and learn, making breakfast an integral part of every child’s day. We know that students who eat...

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...