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Sep 22

Excerpts from State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly’s 2022 State of Education Address

MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today will deliver the 2022 State of Education Address at the Wisconsin State Capitol.   In her...
Sep 22

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly’s remarks as prepared for delivery for 2022 State of Education Address

Good afternoon, and thank you for being here with us today to celebrate, support, and learn how and to further invest in the public schools and...
Sep 15

DPI submits 2023-25 biennial budget request

Department requests $2.5 billion in K-12 funding to help Wisconsin students, educators, schools succeed
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today requested $2.5 billion in its 2023-25 biennial budget submission to the Wisconsin...
Aug 24

When we’ll know our schools are safe

In this guest editorial, a Wisconsin family calls for gun law reform as the school year starts
Back to school season is here, and we’re preparing our sons for their first day. We wish that just meant buying their school supplies (which we haven...
Aug 22

High school biology teacher named Wisconsin’s National Teacher of the Year representative

Lori Danz, of Superior High School, has more than two decades in education
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced Wisconsin’s representative to the National Teacher of the Year Program is...
Jul 21

Income eligibility guidelines updated for school and day care meals

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

DPI supports out-of-school time programming by awarding nearly $9M to sites serving students in low-income areas

Funding part of Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction awarded $8.8 million to 77 sites across the state to support student learning and...
Jul 01

July 1 general school aids estimate released

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today, as required by state law, released an estimate of the general school aids each...
Jun 21

Department will hold public hearing on proposed rule related to educator preparation programs and licensing revisions

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of...
Jun 13

$8.7 million awarded to Wisconsin charter schools

Subgrants part of a five year federal program
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it approved 13 federal subgrant awards totaling more than $8.7 million for...