2012 News Releases

News releases from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

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2012 News Releases

Date Title
Dec 21 Evers wants to fully fund Wisconsin’s program for smaller class sizes
Dec 19 Budget requests funding for library services
Dec 14 Statement of State Superintendent Tony Evers on the shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Dec 14 Evers thanks Senator Kohl for his public service
Dec 14 Evers congratulates Morna Foy on being named WTCS president
Dec 12 Evers proposes additional bilingual-bicultural aid for schools
Dec 11

Wisconsin tops in library usage, interlibrary loan

Public Library Systems make the most of state funding despite budget cuts

Dec 6 State eighth-graders exceed national average on vocabulary assessment
Dec 5

Evers requests support for students with disabilities

2013 15 budget seeks funding for special education categorical and high-cost special education aid programs

Nov 29

Five public schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon award

Nov 27

Evers congratulates CESA 10 for being named a 'Race to the Top District' grant finalist

Nov 13

EDITORIAL: Investing in Education
Proclamation for American Education Week

Nov 12

Reinvesting in our schools through Fair Funding
New aid builds for the future - District Impact - Maps - Fair Funding for Our Future

Nov 6 EDITORIAL: Veterans and military families offer students lessons for life
Oct 31 Madison and Marshfield students named AP State Scholars
Oct 30 Wisconsin court finds Act 21 unconstitutional
Oct 22 Preliminary school report cards issued
Oct 15 Majority of school districts will experience drop in state aid
2012-13 General Aid Certification (alpha by district)
Oct 10 Fresh Fruit and Vegetable program to impact 178 schools
Oct 8 JoAnn Miller named Wisconsin representative to national Teacher of the Year program
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation will award $6,000 to Wisconsin's National Teacher of the Year nominee
Oct 1 Federal funds support after-school activities at 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Sep 28 Capitol ceremony Tuesday to celebrate 132 Wisconsin School of Recognition recipients
Photos from the event.
Sep 26 Author Michael Perry to receive first State Superintendent's Distinguished Public School Alumni Award
Sep 24 State SAT results exceed national average, AP growth continues
Sep 20 Wisconsin is transforming its education system
Agenda 2017 Every Child a Graduate, College and Career Ready
Sep 20 SPEECH: State of Education Excerpts Audio Photos Video
Sep 17 Awards to be presented to Friends of Education
Sep 12 Evers to request ACT suite for high school accountability and career planning
Proposal part of Agenda 2017
Sep 7 Four educators receive Wisconsin Teacher of the Year award
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation gives $3,000 to each honoree
Additional information about Linda Bergh, JoAnn Miller, Amy Traynor, and Nancy Terrian is available in individual news releases. Photos from the notification events are posted on the State Superintendent's Photo Gallery page.
Sep 7 Eight elementary schools receive national Blue Ribbon award
Sep 5 Evers names 132 Wisconsin Schools of Recognition
Aug 30 EDITORIAL: New school year holds exciting changes for education
Aug 28 Partnership grants to strengthen mathematics and science teaching
Aug 27 Evers announces $16.1 million in charter school grants
Aug 23 New for 2012-13 school year: 'Virtual Visits' with the state superintendent
Aug 22 Wisconsin among tops in nation for ACT results
Aug 21 Evers announces expansion of online learning opportunities for students
Aug 20 Evers highlights Agenda 2017
Wisconsin's comprehensive education reform plan focuses on Every Child a Graduate
Aug 20 Wisconsin to offer an educator license based on equivalency
Website created to provide information on the various pathways to a Wisconsin teaching career
Jul 17 Accountability system preview
Report cards will use multiple measures, statewide math and reading results reported on more rigorous proficiency levels
Jul 11 State superintendent calls for an end to senseless violence
Expresses sympathy to the family of Dequan Carter
Jul 10 Five Wisconsin educators are finalists for Presidential Teaching Awards
Jul 6 Wisconsin waiver request approved
Waiver Request and Summary
Jul 2 Evers commends Clancy for his service to education in Wisconsin
Jun 29 School districts provided with aid estimates for 2012-13 school year
Jun 29 US Department of Education finishing review of state's NCLB waiver
Approval is expected soon
Jun 19 State Superintendent Evers applauds UW Flexible Degree proposal
Jun 18 Common Core State Standards available in print
Jun 13 Appleton and Whitewater educators receive Presidential Teaching Awards
Jun 12 UW Colleges and DPI announce expanded dual enrollment program
Program will allow students to take UW Colleges courses at their high schools
Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Public Instruction and the University of Wisconsin Colleges
regarding the Establishment of a Dual Enrollment Partnership
Jun 8 EDITORIAL: New options help graduates keep health insurance
Jun 6 National report calls for broadband investment for K-12 education
May 24 EDITORIAL: A high school diploma opens doors to opportunity
May 17 Graduation rates increase
May 10 State science results steady on Nation's Report Card
Wisconsin's overall results exceed national average for eighth-grade science
May 3 Presidential Scholars named from Wisconsin
Apr 30 EDITORIAL: Thank a teacher who made a difference in your life during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11
State Superintendent's 2012 Teacher Appreciation Week proclamation
Apr 24 Ten state students are semifinalists for Presidential Scholar Award
Apr 23 Three Wisconsin schools win national Green Ribbon Schools award
Apr 19 School libraries to share $32.5 million in Common School Fund payments
Apr 18 Official report shows cuts to school staff for 2011-12 school year
List: District-by-District Staff Data (Public School Districts Only)
Maps: Losses and Gains in Teacher Positions, 2004-12
Apr 13 Evers recognizes business and industry partnerships with education
Eleven Business Friends of Education awards to be presented
Apr 9 Evers appreciates opportunity to apply for early learning funds
Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge funding opened up to five states
Apr 5 EDITORIAL: Libraries welcome all ages
State Superintendent's 2012 National Library Week proclamation
Apr 2 Grants support nutrition, health, and wellness in child care settings
Apr 2 Evers pleased important education bill signed into law
Mar 28 Four Wisconsin principals recognized for educational leadership
Mar 27 Achievement gaps in mathematics continue closing on statewide WKCE
Accompanying Release: Second year of choice school data
Mar 26 Evers thanks Legislature for passing important education bill
Mar 22 Three Wisconsin schools nominated for Green Ribbon Schools award
Mar 19 Free and reduced-price meal eligibility increases for eighth year
Copy of Free or Reduced-Price School Meal Eligibility Spreadsheet (Wisconsin Public School Districts Only)
Maps of school district free and reduced-price meal eligibility 2003-11
Mar 19 Evers commends passage of seclusion and restraint bill
Mar 16 Evers thanks Legislature for honoring promise to close voucher loophole
Mar 8 Evers recognizes nine projects that enrich life in rural Wisconsin
'Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin' awards to be presented March 12 in Madison
Photos from award ceremony.
Mar 2 122 schools plan to participate in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Feb 27 Austin White-Pentony recognized as Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Feb 22 Evers delivers statewide school accountability
State's NCLB waiver request holds all schools receiving public funds accountable for student outcomes
Waiver Request, Attachments, and Summary
Feb 16 Most students say they feel safe at school
New data shows that 17 percent of high-schoolers are victims of cyber bullying
Feb 14 Wisconsin on leadership team for College Readiness Partnership
Feb 9 Evers statement on education legislation introduced today
Feb 9 19 districts share $3.8 million grant to create safe and supportive schools
Feb 8 Steady growth for Advanced Placement in Wisconsin
2011 graduates are 'Best in the Midwest' for AP performance
College Board Maps: AP Participation, AP Performance
Feb 2 JOINT EDITORIAL: Making Career and Technical Education a priority helps everyone
Feb 1 Digital learning plan released by state superintendent's council
Feb 1 DPI and DFI Editorial: Let's do more with financial literacy
Jan 30 Public school open enrollment application period opens Feb. 6
Legislation will extend application period from three weeks to three months
Jan 30 Digital Learning Day to feature personalized learning through technology
Jan 27 Evers again asks Assembly to honor promise to close voucher loophole
Jan 25 EDITORIAL: NCLB waiver will improve education
Jan 24 DPI seeking sponsors for Summer Food Service Program
Jan 23 DPI seeks comments on draft NCLB waiver request
Jan 19 Evers statement on legislative proposals on education announced today
Jan 18 SPEECH: Remarks to the 2012 Wisconsin State Education Convention
Jan 13 Eight elementary schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon award
Jan 12 Exciting career and technical education programs benefit students, communities
February is Career and Technical Education Month
Career and Technical Education Month Proclamation from State Superintendent Tony Evers
Jan 11 Evers calls on Assembly to keep promise to close voucher loophole
Jan 11 Partnerships to strengthen mathematics and science instruction
Jan 10 Evers pleased work advances on seclusion and restraint bill
Jan 10 Nominations sought for Green Ribbon School Award
Applications due by Feb. 15, 2012
Jan 5 Digital Learning Day will promote new learning methods
Wisconsin education community plans events for Feb. 1
Digital Learning Day Proclamation from State Superintendent Tony Evers
Jan 4 Evers statement on Read to Lead Task Force plan
Jan 3 Evers issues proclamation for Adult School Crossing Guard Recognition Week, Jan. 9-13, 2012


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