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May 22

Hearing scheduled May 29 on licensing scope statement

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a preliminary public hearing from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on May 29 on a statement of...
May 21

Wisconsin launches social, emotional learning guide, resources

MADISON — Increasingly, educators are finding that deliberate instruction in social and emotional learning improves the classroom environment,...
May 18

Evers statement on Native American education MOU

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers made the following statement after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lac du Flambeau...
May 16

Capitol ceremony Monday to celebrate Schools of Recognition

MADISON — Teams of educators from 135 schools throughout the state will gather in Madison on Monday for the Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition...
May 14

Five educators named Wisconsin Teachers of the Year

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation gives $3,000 to each honoree
MADISON — “These educators know that our kids are more than academics. They teach to the whole child,” said State Superintendent Tony Evers in...
May 14

Benjamin Grignon named a 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

Menominee Indian educator to receive $3,000 from Herb Kohl Educational Foundation
MADISON — In a surprise ceremony at his school today, Benjamin Grignon, teacher of traditional Menominee crafts at Menominee Indian High School in...
May 11

Maggie McHugh named 2019 Middle School Teacher of the Year

La Crosse educator to receive $3,000 from Herb Kohl Educational Foundation
MADISON — In a surprise ceremony at her school today, Maggie McHugh of Sparta, a sixth-grade teacher and adviser at the La Crosse Design Institute,...
May 11

Liz Gulden named 2019 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Baraboo educator to receive $3,000 from Herb Kohl Educational Foundation
MADISON — In a surprise ceremony at her school today, Elizabeth (Liz) Gulden, a kindergarten teacher at Willson Elementary School in Baraboo, was...
May 10

Sarahi Monterrey named a 2019 High School Teacher of the Year

Waukesha North educator to receive $3,000 from Herb Kohl Educational Foundation
MADISON — In a surprise ceremony at her school today, Sarahi Monterrey, an English Learner teacher at Waukesha North High School, was named a...
May 09

Five students named Presidential Scholars

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers today congratulated five Wisconsin students who were named 2018 Presidential Scholars. “The Presidential...