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Jul 18

Department awards $6.5 million in school mental health grants

Impact of program doubled by 2019-21 state budget
MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction distributed $6.5 million for services to support students' mental health in 120 public school...
Jul 17

Department will hold hearing on proposed technical changes related to pupil transportation rules

Administrative Rules Hearing – PI 7 (Clearinghouse Rule 19-067)
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is holding a public hearing to accept public testimony on proposed permanent rules related...
Jul 17

Department will hold hearing on finance statements

Administrative Rules Hearing – PI 36(Clearinghouse Rule 19-081)
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is holding a public hearing to accept public testimony on emergency and proposed permanent...
Jul 09

Seeking public comment on draft standards for art and design

Current English language arts standards and physical education standards to be reviewed
MADISON — New draft academic standards for art and design are available for public review. A public hearing will be held July 29 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:...
Jul 03

Stanford Taylor releases statement on Gov. Evers' budget action

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued a statement today on Gov. Tony Evers signing the 2019-21 biennial budget. "Our...
Jul 01

July 1 general school aids estimate released

MADISON — Following a timeline required by state law, the Department of Public Instruction released an estimate today of the general school aids each...
Jun 25

Stanford Taylor releases statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court decision

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor released a statement today on the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in Kristi Koschkee v....
Jun 18

Stanford Taylor statement on Justice Shirley Abrahamson

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor released a statement today on Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson's 43 years of...
Jun 17

DPI distributes $1.9 billion to Wisconsin schools

Funds includes new mental health program, special education supports, general school aids, and transportation
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction distributed funding to schools today from numerous programs, totaling $1.8 billion, with an...
Jun 06

DPI awards $7 million to 11 new and expanding charter schools

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction approved 11 awards totaling more than $7 million in federal funds to plan, open, or expand...