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All media inquiries should be directed to Tom McCarthy, Communications Director, (608) 266‑3559.
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Feb 21

State’s AP participation and performance improve

MADISON — More students took more tests with better results. This is how Wisconsin’s 2017 graduates participated and performed in the Advanced...
Feb 15

Most school districts offering elementary education provide 4K

MADISON — With the addition of three public school districts offering 4-year-old kindergarten (4K) to children and their families for the 2017-18...
Feb 13

Business Friends of Education announced

MADISON —The Department of Public Instruction today recognized the first group of Business Friends of Education under its reconfigured program,...
Feb 09

Hearing set on rules related to disproportionality in special education

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 at department headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125...
Feb 08

Draft standards published in social studies and environmental literacy and sustainability

Two hearings scheduled during public comment period
MADISON — As part of the ongoing standards review and revision process, public comment is now open on new draft academic standards in social studies...
Feb 06

Proposed rules restore part-time open enrollment

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 21 at department headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125...
Feb 01

Charter grant applications now available

Applications due by 4:30 p.m. March 9
MADISON — Applications for federal grants through the Wisconsin Charter Schools Program (WCSP) are now available on the Department of Public...
Feb 01

Hearing scheduled on educator licensing emergency rules

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing in Madison from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Feb. 15 to take public testimony on emergency...
Jan 31

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program has 222 private schools register for 2018-19

MADISON — Two-hundred-twenty-two private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems registered with the Department of Public Instruction...
Jan 31

133 schools plan to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

MADISON — One hundred and thirty-three private nonsectarian and religious schools registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10...