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Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission of DPI

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Engaged learners creating a better Wisconsin together.

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To advance equitable, transformative, and sustainable educational experiences that develop learners, schools, libraries, and communities in Wisconsin.

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

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