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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 public...
Jun 30

Newly-adopted ELA standards focus on improving reading for all learners

Revised standards specify what knowledge, skills Wisconsin students should learn at each grade level
MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor today announced the adoption of newly revised Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts,...
Jun 30

Revised standards continue Wisconsin’s national leadership in personal financial literacy

Standards further support Wisconsin students in being financially responsible
MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor today announced the adoption of the newly revised Wisconsin Standards for Personal Financial...
Jun 30

Updated physical education standards focus on whole child development

Revised standards provide additional support for Wisconsin students
MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor today announced the adoption of newly revised Wisconsin Standards for Physical Education,...
Jun 30

DPI distributes $1.8 billion to Wisconsin schools

Funding streams provide additional support to students
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today that in June, the agency distributed a total of $1.8 billion to schools...
Jun 26

We are responsible for creating the change we need

A guest editorial by State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor
We are currently experiencing and witnessing an important movement in our nation’s history. The recent senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud...
Jun 24

Grant helps Wisconsin libraries encourage summer learning through incentivized reading challenges

Interactive online tool being used at 164 public libraries, dozens more plan to implement
MADISON — A grant facilitated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is aiding libraries across the state to better support learning by...
Jun 22

DPI issues guidance on a safe return to in-person instruction

Education Forward contains scenarios and considerations for safely and successfully reopening Wisconsin schools
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today issued Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school...
Jun 17

Department will hold hearing on emergency rule on changes to Foundations of Reading Test requirements

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on an emergency rule...
Jun 11

DPI awards $4.1 million to Wisconsin charter schools

Funding part of five year federal grant program
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced it approved six federal grant awards totaling more than $4 million for the...