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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...
May 12

Wisconsin students receive one of nation’s highest honors

Four high school seniors named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars
MADISON — Four Wisconsin high school seniors have received national recognition for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and...
May 09

DPI grants $3 million in ARPA library pandemic relief funding

Lending libraries, tribal outreach program, and bookmobile among projects funded by grants
MADISON —The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today that 33 projects will be receiving newly awarded grant funding to help...
May 03

With gratitude and appreciation

An open letter to Wisconsin teachers by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly during Teacher Appreciation Week
Dear teachers,   Thank you. Thank you for the work you do every day, and for the difference you make in the lives of our children and their...
May 03

Statement by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly on ESSER III approval

MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly released the following statement on the U.S. Department of Education’s approval of Wisconsin’s ESSER...
Apr 28

Requested 2020-21 report card recalculation shows little variance using previous method

Assembly Committee on Education requested DPI rerun report cards using method used for 2018-19
MADISON — A request from the Assembly Committee on Education for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to recalculate 2020-21 report cards...
Apr 22

Five Wisconsin schools receive national recognition for commitment to sustainability and environmental education

Schools named 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
MADISON — The U.S. Department of Education today announced that five Wisconsin schools are among those named 2022 U.S. Department of Education Green...
Apr 21

Wisconsin high school seniors named semifinalists for 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar Program

MADISON — Seventeen Wisconsin high school seniors have been named 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholar semifinalists by the U.S. Department of Education,...
Apr 20

Belonging and our collective will

Why we must make our schools welcoming spaces – the third in a series of editorials by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly on equity, inclusion, and diversity
We all know the power of a warm welcome, how a smile from a colleague can make your day or an honest “how are you?” and a listening ear can make you...
Apr 19

Racial disparities and our collective will

Why we must confront racism and disparities – the second in a series by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly on equity, inclusion, and diversity
Wisconsin’s racial disparities in assessment data are egregious, not to mention unconscionable. In disparities by race, we are the worst state in the...