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Jan 31

133 schools plan to participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

MADISON — One hundred and thirty-three private nonsectarian and religious schools registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10...
Jan 31

26 schools intend to participate in Racine voucher program

MADISON — Twenty-six private nonsectarian and religious schools registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the Jan. 10 deadline to...
Jan 26

DPI seeks Summer Food Service Program sponsors

MADISON — Wisconsin’s Summer Food Service Program is seeking sponsors to provide meals to economically disadvantaged children during the 2018 summer...
Jan 25

Application period begins Feb. 5 for public school choice program

Online application period is Feb. 5 to April 30
MADISON — Online applications for public school open enrollment for the 2018-19 school year, Wisconsin’s public school choice program, will be...
Jan 23

Blue Ribbon School nominees named

MADISON — Eight public elementary schools are being nominated to a national program that recognizes schools with some of the highest student academic...
Jan 19

Madison East teacher named Global Educator of the Year

MADISON — Claudine Clark, a world language teacher at Madison East High School, has found innovative ways to bring the world into her classroom,...
Jan 17

SPEECH: Wisconsin State Education Convention Address

Thank you, Barb Sramek for the introduction. I want to start by recognizing John Ashley, his board, and his staff at WASB. This convention is always...
Jan 17

Evers: Our plan focuses on local strategies to close gaps

Statement on approval of Wisconsin’s ESSA Plan
MADISON —State Superintendent Tony Evers issued a statement today on the approval from the U.S. Department of Education of Wisconsin’s Consolidated...
Jan 10

Wisconsin celebrates 126 new and 44 renewed National Board Certified Teachers

MADISON — Wisconsin has 126 educators who earned national certification in 2017. An additional 44 teachers renewed their certification through the...
Dec 28

Five hearings scheduled on proposed educator licensing rules

MADISON — The Department of Public Instruction will conduct five hearings in January to accept public testimony on proposed changes to educator...