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May 03

Thanking Wisconsin’s teachers of today and the future

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor on Teacher Appreciation Week
The past year has underscored the critical role teachers play in the lives of our students, families, and communities. Spurred by a public health...
Apr 22

Wisconsin schools, learning center, receive national honor for commitment to environmental sustainability

2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools named
MADISON — Two Wisconsin schools and an early childhood learning center received national recognition for efforts by students and staff in promoting...
Apr 19

Oconomowoc High School Spanish teacher named 2020-21 Global Educator of the Year

Danielle Chaussée will receive award at school district board’s April 20th meeting
MADISON — Danielle Chaussée, a Spanish teacher at Oconomowoc High School, has been named the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s 2020-21...
Apr 14

New partnership highlights importance of teachers in Wisconsin

PSA celebrates work of teachers, calls on youth to explore profession
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with TEACH, today announced a new campaign for K-12 public schools to...
Apr 09

Public comment period open for draft informational guidebook on dyslexia and related conditions

Online comment form open through May 9, 2021
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it is seeking public comment on a draft of an informational guidebook on...
Apr 06

Stanford Taylor’s testimony as prepared for delivery at Joint Committee on Finance hearing on the 2021-2023 Biennial Budget Proposal

Thank you, Chairman Marklein, Chairman Born, and members of the committee for the opportunity to discuss with you today the requisite support for...
Apr 05

Year of COVID, Wisconsin’s library workers’ dedication never wavered

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor on National Library Week
Though the COVID-19 pandemic has had immeasurable impacts on nearly every aspect of our daily lives, Wisconsin’s public libraries have risen to the...
Apr 05

Department will hold public hearing on proposed rule related to age waivers for GED tests

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on a proposed permanent...
Feb 24

Wisconsin students outperform national average on AP exams

Nearly 70,000 AP exams taken by state’s Class of 2020
MADISON — Public school graduates in Wisconsin once again performed above the national average on Advanced Placement exams while in high school, a...
Feb 17

Stanford Taylor releases statement on Gov. Evers 2021-2023 Budget Proposal

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued a statement today on Gov. Tony Evers’ 2021-2023 Biennial Budget education...