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Jan 27

Invest in our children’s futures

A statement from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly in support of investment in education
MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today released a statement regarding Gov. Tony Evers’ plan on how to use state revenue surplus funds...
Jan 20

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

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it is seeking sponsors to provide meals to children living in economically...
Jan 18

Searching for a job is as close as your public library

Federal grant and partner collaboration provide workforce assistance resources across the state
MADISON — A digital ad campaign kicks off this month to remind job seekers or any Wisconsin residents needing workforce assistance that help is as...
Jan 18

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

By State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly
Good morning, and welcome to the Wisconsin State Education Convention. Thank you for inviting me to be here with you today. I know this year’s theme...
Jan 14

Our future and the function of education

An editorial for publication by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly on making a difference in 2022
In 1947, an article titled “The Purpose of Education” appeared in the Morehouse College campus newspaper. In it, the author argued that “education...
Jan 10

To keep our children healthy and engaged in learning

A message from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly regarding COVID-19 mitigation measures in schools
MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly issued the following statement today relating to COVID-19 mitigation measures in K-12 schools.   “...
Dec 16

Department will hold public hearing on proposed rule related to reevaluation criteria

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a public hearing to accept public testimony on a proposed permanent rule relating...
Dec 16

Department will hold public hearing on proposed rules related to specific learning disability evaluations

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a public hearing to accept public testimony on emergency and proposed permanent...
Dec 09

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly letter in response to the Joint Finance Committee co-chairs

December 9, 2021   Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs Howard Marklein and Mark Born:   I am in receipt of your disappointing, disingenuous, and...
Dec 08

Program providing fresh produce to Wisconsin students has record number of participants

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced a grant program that increases access to fresh produce in schools has the...