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Jul 16

Department will hold public hearing on proposed rules related to Parental Choice and Special Needs Scholarship programs

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on a proposed permanent...
Jul 15

Legislature has second chance to support our schools and our kids

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Jill Underly
MADISON — Wisconsin’s public school system is dependent upon tax dollars. Schools use state and local taxes to pay for services, salaries,...
Jul 13

Public comment period open for draft academic standards

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is seeking public comment on new draft academic standards for Wisconsin Essential Elements:...
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 public...
Jun 30

DPI distributes $1.74 billion to Wisconsin schools

Funding streams provide additional support to students
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today the agency distributed a total of nearly $1.74 billion to schools across the...
Jun 24

Wisconsin students deserve the best

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor on 41 years in education
As I reflect on my 41 years in education, I am reminded of how crucial it is for all young people to have the supports and resources they need to be...
Jun 18

Stanford Taylor statement on Joint Committee on Finance vote on 2021-23 biennial budget

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s action by the Joint Committee on...
Jun 14

DPI awards $13.5 million to Wisconsin charter schools

Grants part of five-year federal program
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced the approval of 19 federal grant awards totaling more than $13.5 million for...
Jun 01

Congratulations to Wisconsin’s Class of 2021

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor
As Wisconsin’s chief advocate for schools, I am honored to congratulate this year’s graduates for achieving a tremendous milestone.   Wisconsin’s...
May 17

Six Wisconsin educators named finalists for national award

Teachers nominated for success in teaching math, science, and STEM
MADISON — Six Wisconsin educators have been named finalists for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching....