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Date Title
Oct 1 Diana Callope of Whitewater to represent Wisconsin in National Teacher of the Year competition
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation will award $6,000 to Wisconsin’s National Teacher of the Year nominee
Sep 30 Eight public schools from Wisconsin win national Blue Ribbon honors
Sep 30 Four educators are Wisconsin finalists for Presidential Teaching Awards
Sep 29 EDITORIAL: We must close the achievement gap
Sep 25 Evers launches ‘Promoting Excellence for All’ report and website during State of Education address
Sep 25
Educators deliver student-focused innovations
Sep 25 SPEECH: State of Education Video Photos
Sep 22 Evers to present five Friend of Education awards Photos
Sep 16

Most schools and school districts meet or exceed expectations on annual report cards

2014 District Report Card Summary: By District, By Score

Sep 12 Partnership grants to strengthen mathematics teaching
Sep 5

Four educators receive Wisconsin Teacher of the Year award
Herb Kohl Educational Foundation gives $3,000 to each honoree

Additional information about Diana Callope, Sarah Franson, Carla Kuffel, and Andrea Pasqualucci is available in individual news releases. Video clips of the awards presentations and interviews with Wisconsin Teachers of the Year.

Sep 4 Evers names 173 Wisconsin Title I Schools of Recognition
Aug 28 Hearing on rules for community programs and services costs
Aug 27 EDITORIAL: New school year holds promise
Aug 20 ACT participation, composite score up
Wisconsin overall results are second in the nation for ACT-taking states
Aug 14 Evers announces Community Learning Centers grant recipients
Aug 7 Wisconsin charter schools to receive $8.17 million in grants
Jul 25 Income eligibility guidelines announced for school and day care meals
Jul  24

Sparsity aid distributions remain largely unchanged

Map of school districts receiving sparsity aid for 2014-15

Jul 18 Superintendent Evers’ statement on Common Core
Jul 1 General aid estimate released for 2014-15 school year
Jun 25

128 school districts qualify for new high cost transportation aid

Map of school districts receiving aid

Jun 24 Seven students graduate with Wisconsin Global Scholar certificate
Jun 19 Evers awards 15 STEM education grants
Jun 6 Superintendent Evers’ statement on UW System, WTCS credit transfer agreement
Jun 6 Superintendent Evers’ statement on MPS Appointment of Acting Superintendent Darienne Driver
May 29 EDITORIAL: Congratulations to the 2014 class of high school graduates
May 29

Wisconsin among national leaders in ECS school accountability report

Wisconsin specific report
"Rating States, Grading Schools: What Parents and Experts Say States Should Consider to Make School Accountability Systems Meaningful"

May 28

Student poverty rate continues to climb
Free and reduced-price meal eligibility is 43.3 percent for 2013-14 school year

Spreadsheet of Free or Reduced-Price School Meal Eligibility (Wisconsin Public School Districts Only)
Map of school district free and reduced-price meal eligibility for 2013-14 and maps showing eligibility from 2003-04 to 2013-14.

May 20 Schools named for 2014-15 statewide choice program
May 19 Four nominees for ACT’s College and Career Readiness awards share passion for community service
May 14 EDITORIAL: Brown v. Board of Education: 60 years later
May 13 Student chef competition is Thursday in Madison
May 12 Superintendent Evers’ statement on the passing of Gov. Lucey
May 8 Graduation rates continue to climb
May 7 Superintendent Evers’ statement on chair and vice-chair’s reports on the Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools
May 6 Three students named Presidential Scholars from Wisconsin
May 2 PROCLAMATION: Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-10, 2014
Apr 29 Nine students named Presidential Scholar Semifinalists in Wisconsin
Apr 28 Recommendations seek to enhance school safety
Apr 22 Wisconsin is tops again in federal Green Ribbon Schools program
Apr 10 School libraries to receive $30.2 million from Common School Fund
Apr 10

Evers names eight Business Friends of Education

Apr 8

Last year for WKCE math and reading; results improve over five years

Accompanying Release: Fourth year of choice school data

Apr 7 EDITORIAL: Libraries help us achieve our goals
Apr 3 April is Military Child Month
Evers encourages schools, public to recognize children in military families
Apr 2 Young entrepreneurs bring creativity, independence
Winner and finalists hail from Fort Atkinson, Arrowhead Union, and Eau Claire school districts
Apr 2 Evers taps successful educators for achievement gap task force
Promoting Excellence for All to identify best practices to address Wisconsin’s achievement gap
Apr 1 Four Wisconsin principals serve as model educational leaders
Mar 27 Evers commends Bucyrus Foundation for supporting MPS welding lab
Mar 20 Student-run projects offer solutions to risky behavior
Mar 20 Tobacco, alcohol use down among teens
2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results mirror societal tobacco trends
Mar 14 Hearing on rules for full-time open enrollment
Mar 14 Hearing on rules for charter school teaching licenses
Mar 12 68 private schools register for Wisconsin Parental Choice Program
Mar 12 125 schools plan to participate in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
Mar 12 15 schools plan to participate in Racine voucher program
Mar 6

DPI testimony opposing Senate Bill 619

SAA Press Conference on SB 619, Other Testimony Opposing SB 619

Mar 4 Grants offer comprehensive services to pregnant and parenting students
Feb 26 Evers announces Green Ribbon award nominees
Feb 20 EDITORIAL: Proposed legislation subjects kids to political whipsaw
Feb 19 Legislature looks to politicize what kids learn
Proposal to insert legislative review of standards is bad for Wisconsin
Feb 19 Course Options program to expand opportunities for students
Feb 18 Evers thanks MPS Superintendent Thornton for his work
Feb 17 Hearing on high school graduation equivalency rules
Feb 13 Eight public schools nominated for national Blue Ribbon award 
Feb 11 Wisconsin is ‘Best in the Midwest’ for AP performance
Feb 5 EDITORIAL: Celebrate real-world connections during CTE month
Career and Technical Education Month Video Message
Feb 4 Libraries to gain faster Internet access with broadband expansion
Jan 30 ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin’ awards to be presented Jan. 31
Jan 29 Six projects that strengthen rural communities to be recognized
Ninth annual ‘Standing Up for Rural Wisconsin Awards’ to be presented Friday in Madison
Jan 28 DPI seeking sponsors for Summer Food Service Program
Jan 27 Evers thanks Sen. Schultz for his public service
Jan 24 Wisconsin moving forward with Common Core in English language arts and mathematics
Jan 24 Public school open enrollment application period begins Feb. 3 
Jan 23

CTE: High standards, innovation, and excellence for college and career readiness

State Superintendent Tony Evers' CTE Month Video Message

Jan 22 SPEECH: Remarks to the 2014 Wisconsin State Education Convention
Jan 21 Evers: Strengthen Wisconsin by investing in education; fixing school funding system
Jan 15

Oral and written testimony from DPI hearings overwhelmingly support college and career-ready standards

Oral and written testimony / PDF

Jan 13

4K growth continues
93 percent of Wisconsin school districts offer services for 4-year-olds

Map of school districts with 4-year-old kindergarten

Jan 10 Evers congratulates Cross on appointment as UW System president
Jan 7 Evers congratulates two educators who were named 2012 Presidential Teaching Award recipients

 

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