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All media inquiries should be directed to Tom McCarthy, Communications Director, (608) 266‑3559.
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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...
Oct 02

Wisconsin Student Assessment System results hold steady

Mathematics results show positive trend
MADISON — Overall results held steady on Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS) exams given during the 2017-18 school year, with some promising...
Oct 01

Evers congratulates Wisconsin’s 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers today congratulated eight Wisconsin elementary schools that received National Blue Ribbon School honors...
Sep 20

State of Education Address Excerpts

This is my 10th time addressing you as your elected state superintendent. It’s my great honor to serve our kids and families, our educators, our...
Sep 20

SPEECH: State of Education

Welcome. Thanks to all of you for being here today. This is my 10th time addressing you as your elected state superintendent. It’s my great honor to...