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Jun 19

Transition Readiness Grant Program recipients selected

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction announced the 37 school districts that will receive funding through a competitive grant program...
Jun 13

84 schools to participate in Special Needs Scholarship Program

New student applications open July 1 for 2018-19 school year
MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has posted a list of the 84 schools that have registered to participate in the Special Needs...
Jun 05

Evers praises Wisconsin’s 2018 Green Ribbon School recipients

MADISON — Just 46 schools across the country received recognition through the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program and two of...
May 31

Carolyn Stanford Taylor awarded Virginia Hart Special Recognition

MADISON — Today, Carolyn Stanford Taylor was presented the 2018 Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award with her family, friends, and co-workers...
May 31

Third Hot Summer Milwaukee kicks off today

MADISON — The third annual Hot Summer Milwaukee initiative to increase enrollment and programming for all of the city’s students during the summer...
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...