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May 27

Department will accept public testimony at hearing on emergency rule expanding virtual summer and interim session courses

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on an emergency rule...
May 21

Two Wisconsin students recognized with national honor

MADISON — The U.S. Department of Education today announced two Wisconsin high school seniors have been named 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars, an...
May 06

Wisconsin schools surpass 1 million meals served to students during public health emergency

MADISON — More than 1 million meals have been provided to Wisconsin students since the closure of K -12 school buildings because of the COVID-19...
May 05

Department will hold hearing on statements of scope relating to amending educator prep program standards and more

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of...
May 04

Stanford Taylor proclaims ‘Teacher Appreciation Week’ in Wisconsin

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor proclaimed the week of May 4-8, 2020, as Teacher Appreciation Week in Wisconsin. Stanford...
Apr 23

10 Wisconsin students recognized with high national academic honor

MADISON — Ten Wisconsin students have been named semifinalists in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, a national honor recognizing the...
Apr 16

Department will hold hearing on statements of scope to expand virtual summer and interim session courses

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of...
Apr 15

Special fund allocation to help improve Wisconsin student access to digital tools, resources

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction received a special fund allocation today from the Common School Fund to assist Wisconsin...
Mar 31

During trying times, Wisconsin’s libraries continue providing

A message from State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor for School Library Month
The recent public health emergency has demonstrated Wisconsin’s strength and ability to work together to provide essential resources during a time of...
Mar 16

DPI updates guidance for districts during COVID-19 school closures

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced updated guidance to school districts regarding the continuity of learning...