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Jan 30

Milwaukee Parental Choice Program has 134 schools registered for 2020-21 school year

MADISON — One hundred thirty-four private nonsectarian and religious schools registered with the Department of Public Instruction to accept students...
Jan 30

Wisconsin Parental Choice Program has 286 schools registered for 2020-21 school year

MADISON — Two hundred eighty-six private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems registered with the Department of Public Instruction...
Jan 30

Racine Parental Choice Program has 25 schools registered for 2020-21 school year

MADISON — Twenty-five private nonsectarian and religious schools have registered with the Department of Public Instruction to accept students through...
Jan 29

Crucial program seeks sponsors to provide healthy meals to children this summer

MADISON — Following a record-breaking year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is once again seeking sponsors to provide meals to...
Jan 28

Public comment sought on draft English language arts, personal financial literacy, physical education standards

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is seeking public comment on new draft academic standards for English language arts,...
Jan 27

Open enrollment application period opens Feb. 3

MADISON — Parents and guardians will once again have an opportunity to send their children to any public school in Wisconsin through the Public...
Jan 22

Stanford Taylor’s remarks as prepared for delivery at Wisconsin State Education Convention

Thank you, President Zahrte, for the introduction, and for your remarkable service to the students and educators of the Tomah community. Thank you to...
Jan 21

Department will hold hearing on proposed rules related to expanding pedagogical knowledge assessment in educator preparation programs

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) will conduct a hearing to accept public testimony on proposed permanent rules related...
Jan 13

Stanford Taylor will not run for state superintendent in 2021

Hopes successor will continue DPI’s focus on educational equity to ensure all students graduate college and career ready
MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor announced her decision today not to run in the 2021 election for state superintendent of...
Jan 09

Stanford Taylor releases statement on denial of Palmyra-Eagle Area School District’s dissolution order

MADISON — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued the following statement in response to today’s action on the...