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Sep 05

Wisconsin wins $35 million to help economically disadvantaged students attend college

New, seven-year GEAR UP grant focuses on eight districts while also supporting students statewide
MADISON — Wisconsin won a competitive federal grant to provide Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) helping...
Sep 03

Stanford Taylor welcomes students back to school

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor welcomed students back to school today. She began the day participating in Milwaukee Public...
Aug 28

Stanford Taylor kicks off the year with educators

State superintendent visits schools, participates in supply drive alongside the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Badger Girl State Superintendent
MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor visited the Middleton and Jefferson school districts today, welcoming educators to another...
Aug 26

Stanford Taylor welcomes educators back to school

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor wished educators a successful school year as they head back to the classroom. "There’s...
Aug 22

Grants awarded to prevent student alcohol and drug use

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction awarded $886,495 in grants to programs that will help reduce and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco,...
Aug 20

Wisconsin's National Teacher of the Year nominee is named

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation gives $6,000 award
MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction announced Wisconsin's representative to the National Teacher of the Year program will be Erin McCarthy...
Aug 15

Department awards nearly $4 million to support students outside of school hours

MADISON — Students at 35 public and private schools across Wisconsin will benefit from new 21st Century Community Learning Center grants awarded by...
Aug 14

Department will hold hearing related to clarifying high-cost special education aid

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction is holding a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of administrative...
Jul 29

Income eligibility guidelines announced for school and day care meals

MADISON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service updated the income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day...
Jul 18

Department awards $6.5 million in school mental health grants

Impact of program doubled by 2019-21 state budget
MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction distributed $6.5 million for services to support students' mental health in 120 public school...