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Apr 11

New DPI report shows Wisconsin’s education workforce is in crisis

Teacher retention major challenge, total teacher compensation has decreased since 2010
MADISON — A new report released today by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction found Wisconsin educators continue to leave the state’s...
Apr 05

Public libraries empower students, schools, communities

An op-ed by Assistant State Superintendent for the Division for Libraries and Technology Dr. Darrell Williams
As we recognize National Library Week, communities across the nation have a unique opportunity to reflect on the invaluable role our libraries have...
Apr 02

State superintendent statement on Tuesday’s school referendum results

MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today released the following statement regarding school referendums on the ballot across Wisconsin...
Mar 27

DPI allocates nearly $12M to support school districts in meeting students’ mental health needs

Federal funding part of Stronger Connections competitive grant
MADISON — As students continue facing growing mental health challenges, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced it has allocated...
Mar 21

Certified student data now available on DPI’s WISEdash Public Portal

Update includes 2022-23 graduation, attendance rates, and 2023-24 certified enrollment data
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today published updated student data that is now available on its WISEdash Public Portal...
Mar 19

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation announces 2024 scholarship and award recipients

Awards honor exceptional Wisconsin students, teachers, and administrators
This news release is being published on behalf of the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.   MILWAUKEE — The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation today...
Mar 19

State superintendent statement on recent bomb threats in Waukesha

MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today released the following statement in relation to recent bomb threats in Waukesha.   “Let me be...
Mar 12

State superintendent statement on State Senate rejection of Regent appointees

MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly, a Regent on the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents, published the following statement...
Mar 11

Proposed DPI rule provides districts additional flexibility, autonomy on school start date

Public hearings seeking feedback to be held
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a virtual hearing on a proposed rule that would provide local education agencies...
Mar 11

State superintendent statement on Joint Committee on Finance action on 2023 Wisconsin Act 20

MADISON — State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly today released the following statement in response to action taken by the Joint Committee on Finance...