Summer Summit 2017 Resource Page

Here you will find videos, handouts, and brain storming notes from our sessions from this years summit. So if you weren’t able to join us, or if you didn’t make it to one of our sessions you are in the right place! Below you will find all our sessions with descriptions, panelists, and materials. (Some […]

Featured Presentation: Backpacks Full of Cash

  At this year’s summit we will be screening the film Backpacks Full of Cash. Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, it takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing […]

Public School Supporters Applaud DPI Special Education Plan

View a pdf of this story here. July 30, 2018 Public School Supporters Applaud Budget Recommendation To Restore Funding to Meet Needs of Students with Disabilities Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN) partners around the state reacted with uniform excitement this morning to Dr. Tony Evers’ plan to increase special education funding in the 2019 […]

Public School Supporters Call on Blue Ribbon Commission to Take Action

June 4, 2018 Public School Supporters Call for Results at Final Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Hearing Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin public education supporters are uniting at the Capitol today to send a final message to members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, which is holding the last of its statewide tour of public […]

2018 SUMMER SUMMIT Registration!

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now live for our 4th Annual SUMMER SUMMIT, and you are invited to join us! This is our once-a-year opportunity to get all the people who know and care the most about what’s going on in our public schools together – to listen, learn, connect, and celebrate […]

Buyer Beware: You Get What You Pay For With Fast-Tracked Teacher License

  A “sponsored ad” has started to pop up on our social media feeds, and we’ve been getting some questions on the validity of a Wisconsin teachers certification program that promises you a license without taking the edTPA. Can this be for real? It’s for real. Wisconsin Public Education Network’s Executive Director, Heather DuBois Bourenane, shares […]

WI Chiefs of Police Call for Comprehensive School Safety Measures

“The current system is underfunded.” On the same day that students around the state stood up for stronger safety measures, the Wisconsin Chiefs of Police Association issued a strong statement echoing many of the concerns and demands of students, parents, and school leaders: AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE ACTION Meanwhile, the Governor today called for a […]

Wisconsin Parents to Lawmakers: Listen to Students, School Leaders on School Safety

Wisconsin Parents to Lawmakers: Listen to Students, School Leaders on School Safety Wisconsin parents call for long-term solutions as legislators begin talks on school safety. Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. March 13, 2018: With students around the state planning to participate in walkouts for gun reform on Wednesday, parents across Wisconsin are calling for comprehensive support for safe […]

Stand up for School Safety in Wisconsin

What will it take to prevent gun violence in Wisconsin schools? Dr. Tony Evers, Wisconsin’s Superintendent of Public Instruction, has put together a list of the resources schools need now to ensure that every student is safe and to prevent incidents of violence in our schools. We join Dr. Evers in calling on Governor Walker and […]