Kick off Public Schools Week with us! Register here to join us at the Wisconsin State Capitol for a regular partner meeting and opportunity to deliver a positive, nonpartisan message of support for local students to your own lawmakers after the meeting! Meeting agenda includes budget & legislative updates, Legislative Action Training for anyone who […]


2022 was an exhausting, exhilarating year for those of us working to support Wisconsin students and their public schools. We are so impressed by and grateful for all of the efforts we’ve seen statewide to make an impact for local kids. 2023 will provide new opportunities and new challenges as we prepare to center what […]

Wisconsin can end funding discrimination for students with disabilities — from the Sun Prairie Star

December 2, 2022 is Special Education Day. Read this guest column from our executive director Heather DuBois Bourenane, published in the Sun Prairie Star on October 28, 2022, here.Also, read State Superintendent Dr. Jill Underly’s editorial for the Department of Public Instruction here. WISCONSIN CAN END FUNDING DISCRIMINATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES The beautiful thing […]

Thankful for Our Public Schools

Happy holiday weekend! We’re going into 2023 with a lot to be thankful for: All in all, we are thankful for you. Please know how much we admire your support for local students, educators, families and community members. Thank you. P.S. Mark your calendars — we hope to see you at: For now, we hope […]

Release: ELC Research Is Clear: Wisconsin’s Shamefully Inadequate Special Education Funding Harms Students

Our press release on the brand new study on the underfunding of special education from the Education Law Center is below. View it as a PDF here. Oct. 11, 2022 ELC Research Is Clear:Wisconsin’s Shamefully Inadequate Special Education Funding Harms Students For years, Wisconsin families, educators, advocates, and policy experts have shed light on the […]

October 5, 2022: #VotePublic, Budget Proposal, Free Events

See all monthly Wisconsin Public Education Network Action Newsletters on our website at If you have news, actions, achievements, or updates you’d like us to include in our next newsletter, submit them at this form! Read on for news that matters to Wisconsin kids and their public schools, action opportunities you can take right […]

Release: Wisconsin Public Education Advocates and Parents Welcome DPI Budget Proposal

View this press release as a PDF here. Wisconsin Public Education Advocates and Parents Welcome DPI Budget Proposal Parents and advocates across Wisconsin applauded the Department of Public Instruction’s education proposal for the 2023-25 state budget on Thursday, which provided details on the preK-12 budget priorities announced by State Superintendent Jill Underly and Governor Tony […]

Public Schools Unite Us: Personal Stories

Educators and parents. Students, siblings, and friends. Elected officials, community leaders, retired professionals. We can agree that our public schools are the hearts of our communities, and that every child in Wisconsin deserves the freedom to learn, play, and thrive. This page is a running archive of personal stories about public education in Wisconsin. Public […]