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Mar 01

Proposed state budget focuses on education

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor lauds Governor Evers’ proposed state budget as a historic investment in education and young...
Feb 28

Stanford Taylor statement on Gov. Evers' proposed budget for education and children

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued a statement on Governor Tony Evers' proposed 2019-21 budget. "As a lifelong educator,...
Feb 22

Stanford Taylor commends Monroe teacher

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor congratulated Sarah Compton for being named a Milken Educator. Compton is a fifth-...
Feb 18

Hearing March 4 on emergency rules for Early College Credit program

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 10 to 11 a.m. on March 4 at department headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125...
Feb 12

Graduation rate improves with class of 2018

MADISON — Students in the class of 2018 graduated at higher rates than their predecessors. The overall graduation rate jumped a point from the 2016-...
Feb 06

2018 graduates had strong showing in AP program

MADISON — Wisconsin’s 2018 public school graduates took more than 71,000 Advanced Placement (AP) exams while in high school, with 66.4 percent of...
Feb 01

Comment period open on draft standards for dance and world languages

Art and design education and personal financial literacy to be considered for review
MADISON — New draft academic standards, which specify what students should know and be able to do at grade level spans or stages of proficiency, are...
Jan 31

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program has 262 private schools register for 2019-20

MADISON — Two hundred sixty-two private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems registered with the Department of Public Instruction by...
Jan 31

134 schools plan to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

MADISON — One hundred and thirty-four private nonsectarian and religious schools registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10...
Jan 31

27 schools intend to participate in Racine voucher program

MADISON — Twenty-seven private nonsectarian and religious schools registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10 deadline to...