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Bulletin Board 1/30/2024

Welcome to the ConnectEd Bulletin Board! This is the place to find opportunities for further professional development, grant and awards opportuniti...
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Summer Food Service Program Seeking Sponsors To Provide Healthy Meals to Children

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is seeking sponsors to provide meals to children living in economically disadvantaged and rural areas...
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Listening Is So Important and Yet So Easy To Forget

A reflection by Sara Knueve Policy Initiatives Advisor at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Can you call to mind a time when someone ge...
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“What Is Best for Kids?” A Question That Forms the Foundation of Our Future and Strengthens Our Democracy

State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly gave the following remarks Wednesday, January 17, 2024 as prepared for delivery at the 2024 Wisconsin State Edu...
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Last Chances To Participate in the DPI’s Strategic Planning Survey and Engagement Sessions!

The Strategic Planning Survey Response period will close on February 17. Get your answers in now! To participate in one of the final Community Engag...
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How Wisconsin Schools Used ESSER Funds, Creativity To Meet Pandemic Challenges and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the lives of every person involved in and around education. School districts scrambled to quickly meet the needs of stu...
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Parkside School in Wautoma Receives National ESEA Distinguished School Award

The National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators (NAESPA) — formerly the National Title I Association — has been selecting examples of s...

DPI Seeks Applicants for Wisconsin Reading Center Director

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced it is seeking applicants for the director of the Wisconsin Reading Cente...
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Taste the Global Yum! How To Participate in Around the World in 80 Trays

Students react to seeing the Around the World in 80 Trays offerings in their school lunchroom in 2023. (Still image from video) The Wisconsin De...
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Science, Humor, and the Joys of Teaching: An Interview with Brian Collins

Dr. Jill Underly presents Brian Collins with the 2024 Wisconsin Teacher of the Year award in May of 2023. Collins has also been selected from the 20...