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MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor wished educators a successful school year as they head back to the classroom.
"There’s excitement all across the state, from our youngest learners to our youngest adult learners," Stanford Taylor said in a back-to-school video message. "As I travel across the state, I’ve had the opportunity to witness the leadership in our educators and our students.”
While most Wisconsin students return to school the week following Labor Day, educators return to their buildings earlier to prepare their classrooms. In addition, many teachers, administrators, and support staff spent their summer engaging in professional development and collaborative preparation. Stanford Taylor acknowledged their hard work outside the classroom. Directly addressing educators throughout Wisconsin, Stanford Taylor stated in her message, "We’re thankful to our educators for creating opportunities for all of our students."
She also expressed gratitude and confidence in the work educators will be doing over the next year. "I'm assured that our equity agenda will be fulfilled, in that you will provide opportunities for every child, when they need them and whatever they need at that point in their learning, so that they can become college and career ready."
Stanford Taylor's Back to School video message for educators is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO01vJR_rgY.