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Sep 27

DPI accepting grant applications for $3 million in ARPA library pandemic relief funding

Additional funding will allow libraries to strengthen their role as a center of community resilience
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced the competitive grant application process for library relief funding is now...
Sep 27

State superintendent commends FCC for providing over $20M to Wisconsin schools to purchase devices, improve broadband access

189 Wisconsin projects to receive federal funding
MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today expressed her gratitude to the Federal Communications Commission for committing more than $20...
Sep 23

Excerpts From State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly’s 2021 State of Education Address

MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today will deliver the 2021 State of Education Address at the Wisconsin State Capitol.   In her...
Sep 23

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly’s remarks as prepared for delivery for 2021 State of Education Address

I’m humbled by the trust Wisconsinites placed in me, and am honored to address you today as your state superintendent of Public Instruction....
Sep 21

State Superintendent to deliver State of Education Address on Thursday

Event will be held at Wisconsin State Capitol and live streamed on Wisconsin Eye
MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly will update Wisconsin on the opportunities and challenges currently facing K-12 education in her...
Sep 21

State superintendent congratulates 8 Wisconsin public schools for receiving national honor

Schools named Blue Ribbon Schools for high performance
MADISON — State Superintendent Jill Underly today commended eight Wisconsin public schools for receiving National Blue Ribbon School honors from the...
Sep 20

Don’t let legislative leadership undermine public education in our state

A message from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly to the people of Wisconsin
This is a special time of year for children, families, and educators. I know, as an educator and as a parent, that the transition back to school can...
Sep 16

It’s time to focus on learning, not on political games

A message from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly regarding legislation currently in process
State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly issued the following statement today relating to current legislation.   “Back to school is a time for...
Sep 03

Department to hold hearing and comment period on proposed administrative rule related to open enrollment procedures

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of...
Aug 27

DPI allocates $10.9 million to support mental health resources, AODA programming in schools

Agency’s SSPW team awards 219 grants to districts, consortiums, and charter schools
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s Student Services/Prevention and Wellness team recently distributed $10.9 million to...