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Jul 21

Income eligibility guidelines updated for school and day care meals

MADISON —The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service recently updated income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and...
Jul 18

DPI supports out-of-school time programming by awarding nearly $9M to sites serving students in low-income areas

Funding part of Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction awarded $8.8 million to 77 sites across the state to support student learning and...
Jul 01

July 1 general school aids estimate released

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today, as required by state law, released an estimate of the general school aids each...
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...