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Jun 18

Stanford Taylor statement on Joint Committee on Finance vote on 2021-23 biennial budget

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor issued the following statement in response to Thursday’s action by the Joint Committee on...
Jun 14

DPI awards $13.5 million to Wisconsin charter schools

Grants part of five-year federal program
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced the approval of 19 federal grant awards totaling more than $13.5 million for...
Jun 01

Congratulations to Wisconsin’s Class of 2021

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor
As Wisconsin’s chief advocate for schools, I am honored to congratulate this year’s graduates for achieving a tremendous milestone.   Wisconsin’s...
May 17

Six Wisconsin educators named finalists for national award

Teachers nominated for success in teaching math, science, and STEM
MADISON — Six Wisconsin educators have been named finalists for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching....
May 13

Three Wisconsin high school seniors receive national honor

Students named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars
MADISON — The U.S. Department of Education today announced three high school seniors from Wisconsin were named 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars for...
May 11

5 educators selected as 2022 Wisconsin Teachers of the Year

Honorees represent full spectrum of teaching experiences, display excellence in profession
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today five distinguished educators from across the state have been named the 2022...
May 03

Thanking Wisconsin’s teachers of today and the future

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor on Teacher Appreciation Week
The past year has underscored the critical role teachers play in the lives of our students, families, and communities. Spurred by a public health...
Apr 22

Wisconsin schools, learning center, receive national honor for commitment to environmental sustainability

2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools named
MADISON — Two Wisconsin schools and an early childhood learning center received national recognition for efforts by students and staff in promoting...
Apr 19

Oconomowoc High School Spanish teacher named 2020-21 Global Educator of the Year

Danielle Chaussée will receive award at school district board’s April 20th meeting
MADISON — Danielle Chaussée, a Spanish teacher at Oconomowoc High School, has been named the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s 2020-21...
Apr 14

New partnership highlights importance of teachers in Wisconsin

PSA celebrates work of teachers, calls on youth to explore profession
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, in partnership with TEACH, today announced a new campaign for K-12 public schools to...