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DFI, DPI announce more than $140,000 in financial literacy grants awarded to Wisconsin schools

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) today announced 10 grants totaling more than $140,000 have been awarded to schools across Wisconsin to enhance personal finance education. Grant recipients were selected out of a field of 28 applicants by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
DFI, DPI announce more than 0,000 in financial literacy grants awarded to Wisconsin schools

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Annual income guidelines set for school and day care meals

MADISON —The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service recently updated the income eligibility guidelines for meals served at schools and day care programs based on federal poverty levels.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
Annual income guidelines set for school and day care meals

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DPI distributes $1.8 billion to Wisconsin schools

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced today that in June, the agency distributed a total of $1.8 billion to schools across the state to support mental health programs in public schools, special education students, transportation costs, and other categorical state aids.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
DPI distributes .8 billion to Wisconsin schools

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Updated physical education standards focus on whole child development

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor today announced the adoption of newly revised Wisconsin Standards for Physical Education, which further support Wisconsin students through whole child development and focus on their overall well-being.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
Updated physical education standards focus on whole child development

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Revised standards continue Wisconsin’s national leadership in personal financial literacy

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor today announced the adoption of the newly revised Wisconsin Standards for Personal Financial Literacy, which focus on helping students understand and learn how to make wise financial decisions.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
Revised standards continue Wisconsin’s national leadership in personal financial literacy

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Newly-adopted ELA standards focus on improving reading for all learners

MADISON — State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor today announced the adoption of newly revised Wisconsin Standards for English Language Arts, which help the state’s youngest students build reading foundational skills with an emphasis placed on developing an understanding of phonics through explicit, systematic instruction.
 
Earlier this year, Stanford Taylor stressed the importance of altering practices to include differing methods of ELA instruction so Wisconsin students learn to comprehend text.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
Newly-adopted ELA standards focus on improving reading for all learners

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We are responsible for creating the change we need

We are currently experiencing and witnessing an important movement in our nation’s history. The recent senseless killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and other Black men and women symbolized the tipping point. This movement is important because the outcry for change in our systems and institutions has been loud and persistent. I am heartened by the number of youth of all races and ethnicities coming together with one voice to acknowledge the plight of Black Americans, and the search for understanding and knowledge to appropriately respond in this moment.


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
We are responsible for creating the change we need

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Grant helps Wisconsin libraries encourage summer learning through incentivized reading challenges

MADISON — A grant facilitated by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is aiding libraries across the state to better support learning by utilizing an online platform that encourages patrons to participate in incentivized reading challenges.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
Grant helps Wisconsin libraries encourage summer learning through incentivized reading challenges

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DPI issues guidance on a safe return to in-person instruction

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction today issued Education Forward, a guidance document for Wisconsin district and school leaders to use as they plan for a safe, efficient, and equitable return to school for the 2020-21 school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
DPI issues guidance on a safe return to in-person instruction

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Department will hold hearing on emergency rule on changes to Foundations of Reading Test requirements

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will hold an administrative rules hearing to accept public testimony on an emergency rule related to changes to ch. PI 34 as a result of 2019 Wisconsin Act 44.
 


Source: Wisconsin Department of Instruction
Department will hold hearing on emergency rule on changes to Foundations of Reading Test requirements