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Jan 28

DPI announces increase in private schools registered for Private School Choice Programs for 2021-22 school year

Application period opens Monday
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reported today an increase in private schools participating in the state’s three Private...
Jan 26

Public comment period open for draft academic standards in mathematics

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is seeking public comment on new draft Wisconsin Standards for Mathematics.   The State...
Jan 26

DPI will hold hearing on statement of scope relating to offsetting revenue of Parental Choice and Special Needs Scholarship programs

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold a preliminary public hearing and comment period to consider promulgation of...
Jan 25

Open enrollment application period opens Feb. 1

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today the online application period for the Public School Open Enrollment program for the...
Jan 19

New, collaborative project expands opportunities for mental health services to Wisconsin schools

Schools interested in free coaching, resources encouraged to fill out interest inquiry
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today announced the creation of a statewide coaching network and resource center designed to build...
Jan 19

DPI publishes newly available data on seclusion and restraint in schools

State superintendent calls for increasing use of positive behavioral supports
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today released information reported by Wisconsin schools on incidents where seclusion and/or physical...
Jan 14

Department will hold public hearing on emergency rule related to age waivers for GED tests

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on a proposed emergency...
Dec 30

DPI publishes school district report on impacts of building closures during 2019-2020 school year

Educators overcame various challenges to provide instruction, deliver meals to students
MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today published a state report summarizing the impacts of school building closures during...
Dec 28

Department will hold public hearing on emergency rule related to licensing flexibilities during pandemic declaration

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on a proposed emergency...
Dec 23

Department will hold hearing on proposed changes to rules related to pupil services professionals licensing

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on proposed changes to...