Latest Department of Public Instruction Stories

2009-08-05 08:26:00

Students, high schools and colleges will benefit statewide LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wisconsin is launching a statewide e-Transcript Initiative in partnership with Docufide Inc., sponsored by University of Wisconsin System (UWS), the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU), the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Midwestern Higher Education Compact. The initiative will allow students...

2008-10-10 15:00:28

By DANI McCLAIN By DANI McCLAIN A private high school that opened its doors this year has been kicked out of the city's voucher program because of building code violations that render it unsafe for students. R&B Academy, 5150 N. 32nd St., is the third publicly funded private school to be launched by Ricardo Brooks and subsequently ousted from the voucher program by the state Department of Public Instruction because of problems. A rule that would have banned Brooks from involvement...

2008-08-20 15:01:02

By DANI McCLAIN Milwaukee Public Schools must pay just more than $450,000 to the legal staff representing plaintiffs in a class-action suit over how the district serves students with special needs, a federal judge has ordered. The order Friday followed a ruling in June that MPS must do more for special-needs students, including assessments for children who might need services and interventions for students who have a high number of suspensions and for those who have failed a grade....

2008-07-05 15:00:00

By ALAN J. BORSUK Depending on your view, new steps by the state Department of Public Instruction will either assure that charter schools across the state have quality teachers, or threaten some of the best things going on in those schools. And state officials announced the changes after either a lengthy process that included listening to people who were involved, or gave those who were affected no meaningful chance to oppose the changes. Not surprisingly, DPI leaders argue the former...

2008-06-24 15:02:58

By Kimberly Bellamy, The Daily Southerner, Tarboro, N.C. Jun. 24--With the school hallways empty and the work load decreased, five faculty members within Edgecombe County Public Schools (ECPS) have decided that now is the best time for them to move within ECPS or move on. New faculty members are being welcomed to ECPS while others are saying good-bye. Four schools in ECPS will be getting new principals or assistant principals over the summer or by the time students return for the...

2008-06-16 03:00:24

By Amy Hetzner, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Jun. 16--Students raised speaking languages other than English have been a steadily growing part of Wisconsin's population, but few were prepared for this finding when the state adopted a new test for identifying such children a few years ago: The school districts of Racine and St. Francis surged ahead of Milwaukee Public Schools, each with a higher percentage of their students labeled English language learners, in the 2005-'06 school year....

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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