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Jun 21

Department will hold public hearing on proposed rule related to educator preparation programs and licensing revisions

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of...
Jun 13

$8.7 million awarded to Wisconsin charter schools

Subgrants part of a five year federal program
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it approved 13 federal subgrant awards totaling more than $8.7 million for...
Jun 01

Asking the innovative questions

A commencement message to students, school staff, and Wisconsin communities from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly
The school year is coming to an end, but instead of fixating on its conclusion, I would like to focus on the future and new beginnings; it is...
May 26

I can’t teach the future if the future is dead

An educator’s perspective on why we need gun law reform now by Abigail Swetz, DPI communications director and former middle school teacher
As a teacher, my most important job was to keep my students safe.   Safety is, after all, a basic need, and students cannot learn if their basic...
May 25

We must protect our children

A statement by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly
MADISON — The most foundational value we hold as educators is that we must keep our students safe.   Kids need to be safe in their schools....
May 18

2020-21 data on seclusion and restraint now available

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today published information reported by Wisconsin schools on incidents where seclusion and/...
May 16

Five Wisconsin educators named 2023 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction recently announced that five exemplary educators have been named 2023 Wisconsin Teachers of...
May 12

Wisconsin students receive one of nation’s highest honors

Four high school seniors named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars
MADISON — Four Wisconsin high school seniors have received national recognition for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and...
May 09

DPI grants $3 million in ARPA library pandemic relief funding

Lending libraries, tribal outreach program, and bookmobile among projects funded by grants
MADISON —The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today that 33 projects will be receiving newly awarded grant funding to help...
May 03

With gratitude and appreciation

An open letter to Wisconsin teachers by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly during Teacher Appreciation Week
Dear teachers,   Thank you. Thank you for the work you do every day, and for the difference you make in the lives of our children and their...