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A Quick How-to: Checking In With Teens About Their Mental Health

It’s difficult for us to think about our kids struggling — especially when we may be struggling ourselves. However, it’s important for us to know tha...
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Deck the Halls with Badgers and Violets!

Third graders from Mrs. Andrea Dunmore's class from Jackson Elementary in Janesville, Wisconsin  Each year, a class from one school in each state...
Dr. Jill Underly

A Brighter Future, Whatever It Takes

An editorial on special education funding by State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly I’d like to tell you a story, or rather a few stories. We’ll star...
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New PBS KIDS Workshop Series Is Perfect for Summer Library Programs

For many libraries around the state, summer program plans are already underway. PBS Wisconsin Education is excited to share a new workshop series fro...
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Wisconsin Joins the Launch Years Math Initiative

The Launch Years Initiative supports the scaling of mathematics pathways from high school through postsecondary education and into the workplace, ali...
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Wisconsin 21st CCLC Grant Applications Available!

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is pleased to announce that applications for Nita M. Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Cente...

DPI Publishes Statewide Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data

Data shows Wisconsin students face significant mental health and emotional challenges  Statewide data published today by the Wisconsin Department of...

Counselor Inspires Display of Wisconsin’s 12 Indigenous Nations Flags

Flags representing Wisconsin's 12 indigenous nations are now on permanent display in the Verona Area High School. Students who enter Verona Area...
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Lessons Learned: Life as an Education Support Professional

Educational Support Professionals Day is Wednesday, November 16, 2022. I was a Special Ed Assistant for three years in a Wisconsin intermediate scho...
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Schools Support Military Families During November and Throughout the Year

November is Military Family Month, and Governor Tony Evers issued a proclamation honoring the daily sacrifices, selfless contributions, and exception...