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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...
Apr 18

A reckoning and our collective will

Why we must teach about race and racism - the first in a series of editorials by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly on equity, inclusion, and diversity
Critical race theory is an academic lens used in higher education to examine history and law; as such, is not a subject being taught in K-12 schools...
Apr 13

Four Wisconsin educators named finalists for national award

Teachers nominated for success in teaching math, science, and STEM
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced four Wisconsin educators have been named finalists for the 2022 Presidential...
Apr 07

Meeting our kids' needs

A statement by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly
MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today released a statement expressing her support for recent legislation aimed at providing access to...
Apr 04

Building worlds at your local public library

A joint editorial by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly and State Librarian Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
When we were children, we both loved going to our local public libraries. If our parents wondered where we were, chances were pretty good that they...
Apr 01

Protecting access to public education

Inclusion and equity mean more than you realize – an editorial by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly
Inclusion and equity have distinct and important meanings in the world of K-12 education, specifically when it comes to special education and meeting...
Mar 14

Department to hold public hearing on proposed rule related to equivalent experience for student teachers

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of administrative...