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Commercial Docket Pilot Project expands to additional jurisdictions

Commercial Docket Pilot Project expands to additional jurisdictions
2020-07-01 14:07:00
On February 12, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered the extension of the Commercial Docket Pilot Project for an additional two years and expanded to additional regions in the state. Commencing July 1, 2020, District 10, District 2, and Dane County will be jurisdictions included and commercial docket judges will be assigned to commercial docket cases. These regions are in addition to District 8 and Waukesha County, where commercial docket judges have been hearing cases since July 2017.
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Commercial Docket Pilot Project expands to additional jurisdictions

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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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Chief Judge Robert P. VanDeHey elected chair of Committee of Chief Judges

Chief Judge Robert P. VanDeHey elected chair of Committee of Chief Judges
2020-06-26 15:05:00
Seventh Judicial Administrative District Chief Judge Robert P. VanDeHey, Grant County Circuit Court, today was elected chair of the Committee of Chief Judges, effective Aug. 1.
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Chief Judge Robert P. VanDeHey elected chair of Committee of Chief Judges

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Court system finds new opportunities with remote meeting technology

Court system finds new opportunities with remote meeting technology
2020-06-26 14:37:00
The online videoconferencing service Zoom has served the Wisconsin court system like a Swiss Army knife since the beginning of the pandemic. It hasn’t been the perfect tool for every job, but it’s gotten a lot of work done in difficult times.
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Court system finds new opportunities with remote meeting technology

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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.


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We are responsible for creating the change we need

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Latest News: FEDLINK Awards Announced

The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of the government, business, and scholarly communities and the American public.

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Latest News: FEDLINK Awards Announced

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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