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Every Child a Graduate

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OUR VISION: Every Child a Graduate, College and Career Ready

It remains unchanged. We want all students in Wisconsin to graduate from high school academically prepared and socially and emotionally competent by possessing and demonstrating...


Proficiency in academic content


Application of knowledge through skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity


Behaviors such as perseverance, responsibility, adaptability, and leadership

These proficiencies and attributes come from rigorous, rich, and well-rounded public school experiences.

OUR MISSION: Educational Equity—every student has what they need to learn when they need it.



icon of bookEffective Instruction: Each student is taught by teachers using high-quality, standards-aligned, culturally responsive materials and practices.

icon of a group of threeSchool and Instructional Leadership: Each student's needs are met in schools led by high quality and effective educators. 

icon of circle of peopleFamily and Community Engagement: Each student attends a school that authentically engages with families, communities, and libraries. 

icon of hands with a heartSafe and Supported Students: Each student learns in an environment that promotes social, emotional, and physical well-being and removes barriers to learning.

icon of adult holding child handMeaningful Relationships with Students: Each student has meaningful connections with at least one adult in their school.

Educational Equity

Our agency’s work reminds us of the importance of equity in ensuring every child has a high-quality education, and it is imperative equity be our priority at the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). At DPI, educational equity means...

That every student has access to the educational resources and rigor they need at the right moment in their education, across race, gender, ethnicity, language, ability, sexual orientation, family background, and/or family income.*

As the state education agency, our responsibility is to lead and model with one another, and reflect in our work, the principles of equity needed in Wisconsin schools. DPI employees must deepen our understanding of Wisconsin’s diverse student population and explore ways we can transform our daily work to promote genuine educational equity.


*Adapted from The Aspen Education & Society Program and the Council of Chief State School Officers. 2017. Leading for Equity: Opportunities for State Education Chiefs. Washington, D.C