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Jan 31

Open enrollment application period for 2023-24 school year opens Feb. 6

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today the online application period for the Public School Open Enrollment Program...
Jan 27

DPI announces private schools registered for Private School Choice Programs for 2023-24 school year

Application period opens Wednesday
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced an updated list of the private schools participating in the state’s three...
Jan 25

What’s best for our state

A statement by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly on Governor Evers’ State of the State Address
MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly issued the following statement today regarding Gov. Tony Evers’ State of the State Address:   “In...
Jan 24

Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors to provide healthy meals to children

Program offers meals to children and teens in low-income areas during summer months
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it is seeking sponsors to provide meals to children living in economically...
Jan 18

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly’s remarks as prepared for delivery for Wisconsin State Education Convention

By State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly
Thank you for that kind introduction, and thank you all for being here this morning. And what a great morning it is – I mean, yes, it’s a Wisconsin...
Dec 06

Data shows Wisconsin students face significant mental health and emotional challenges

DPI publishes statewide 2021 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data
MADISON — Statewide data published today by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction indicates Wisconsin students have significant mental...
Dec 02

A brighter future, whatever it takes

An editorial on special education funding by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly
I’d like to tell you a story, or rather a few stories. We’ll start with Amy. Amy was a student at a Wisconsin elementary school who received special...
Nov 15

Public and choice school and district report cards for the 2021-22 school year now available

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today published public and choice school and district report cards for the 2021-22 school...
Nov 14

Let’s allow our children to be their whole selves

An editorial by Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Assistant State Superintendent Duy Nguyen
I am a Vietnamese American educator, and I want you to know that every day, you are empowered to be fascinated by the prior experiences and knowledge...
Nov 09

Leadership is about what is best for education

A statement by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly on the 2022 election
MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly issued the following statement today regarding the 2022 general election:   “The results of this...