Stories tagged: "Department of Public Instruction"


Students, some wearing protective masks, arrive for the first day of school at a Florida elementary school. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
DPI Hints That Schools Might Face Lawsuits If They Don’t Require Masks

Letter offers a thinly veiled warning about running amok of federal investigations into school mask bans and the Americans With Disabilities Act's equal education policy.

Jill Underly will become Wisconsin's next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
The 3 R’s, a Pandemic, and Infrastructure Debates Give the Next DPI Leader a Full Inbox

Underly sets up a large transition team before taking over as state superintendent in early July.

Burlington Area School District offices
DPI Finds ‘Severe, Pervasive, and Persistent’ Racism in Burlington Schools

A school district is put on notice, years after a mother first started fighting racism in the community.

Jill Underly will become Wisconsin's next State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
Underly Wins State Superintendent Post While GOP Holds On to Two Legislative Seats

Conservative-backed candidates win two Court of Appeals judgeships as voters take part in local, non-partisan elections.

A finished clean room with stacked chairs in the science room at the Mildred Avenue K-8 School building in Boston's Mattapan, which were being cleaned for the reopening of school on July 9, 2020. Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Wisconsin Schools Have 69 Referenda on Ballots. Some Just Ask for Basic Funds.

From keeping programs in place to bringing sites into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, cash-starved schools are asking their communities for extra funding due to the Legislature’s restrictions.

Teachers with underlying health conditions express concerns over being forced back to teach in their classrooms.  (Shutterstock image)
Reopening K-12 Schools Is Exposing Clear Disparities Between Districts

Broadband access, money for laptops allow wealthier districts, students to succeed in altered learning environment.