Summer Summit 2020 Archive

The 6th Annual Summer Summit 2020 was held virtually due to the COVID pandemic. All the materials, and video recordings of the sessions can be found for free here. It was an inspiring day full of many lessons and laughs, hope you find some of both below. #VotePublic Welcome from Charlie Berens of the Manitowoc […]

NEW RESOURCE! Equity in Pandemic Schooling: An Action Guide

Friends of Wisconsin students and their public schools will ​be enormously grateful for this excellent new resource: Equity in Pandemic Schooling: An Action Guide for Families, Educators & Communities​ provides concrete explanations of the equity concerns at stake during the gap-widening moment of returning to school during a pandemic.  Parents, educators and community members will find the language and […]

2020 Changemaker of the Year: Tara LeRoy

Tara LeRoy, Palmyra-Eagle parent and board member, named Wisconsin Public Education Network’s 2020 Changemaker of the Year July 30, 2020.  The nonpartisan advocacy coalition Wisconsin Public Education Network awarded its 2nd annual Changemaker of the Year award at the 6th Annual Summer Summit on Friday, July 24, 2020.   Tara LeRoy, a community leader, activist and school […]

Teacher Appreciation Week 2020: Now More Than Ever

The coronavirus pandemic shows us exactly what role educators play in our communities. As Wisconsin families continue to stay Safer At Home, public schools have had to adapt in unprecedented ways. Districts across the state have fast-tracked to online lessons, fitted students’ homes for remote learning and adjusted the grading scales. Teachers and all school […]