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All media inquiries should be directed to Tom McCarthy, Communications Director, (608) 266‑3559.
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Dec 14

Wisconsin among 12 states with more than 100 new National Board Certified Teachers

MADISON — Wisconsin has 102 teachers who achieved five-year certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards this month,...
Nov 16

Hearing set Dec. 6 on scope statement for military spouse licensing

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 6 on a scope statement related to...
Nov 16

Hearing set Dec. 3 on rules for Early College Credit program

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 at department headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125...
Nov 16

Hearing scheduled Nov. 29 on scope statement related to disproportionality in special education

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a preliminary public hearing from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 29 on a statement of...
Nov 12

Most schools and districts meet expectations on 2017-18 report cards

MADISON — An increasing percentage of public and private schools and public school districts met expectations on report cards issued for the 2017-18...
Nov 01

Hearing scheduled Nov. 16 on open enrollment scope statement

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a preliminary public hearing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 16 on a statement...
Oct 30

Enrollments announced for Wisconsin, Racine, and Milwaukee voucher programs

MADISON — Student enrollment in Wisconsin’s three private school parental choice programs showed a one-year increase of about 8.7 percent. The...
Oct 26

EDITORIAL: Fair Funding lifts all public school districts

MADISON — Creating a system of public education is one of the most critical duties each state has. How we accomplish that goal is a source of...
Oct 26

Eight ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin’ recipients named

MADISON — Projects that have students learning maple syrup production and career and independent living skills, and encouraging them to consider...
Oct 15

School districts receive certified general aid figures

55 percent of districts will receive more aid than the prior year
MADISON — As required by state statute on or by Oct. 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has provided the certified...