April 15, 2022: Spring Election Reflections

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March 2, 2022: Fast-Tracked Bills; Primary Election; Summer Summit Special Tickets

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Stop playing politics and release the federal funds public schools needed a year ago — from the Wisconsin Examiner

Read this op-ed from our executive director Heather DuBois Bourenane, published in the Wisconsin Examiner on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021, here. https://www.wisconsinexaminer.com/ In May of this year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) put forward a fair and common-sense plan for allocating federal ESSER III funds (funds allocated by Congress for COVID relief) that was rejected […]

Blue Ribbon Birthday: No Gift for Kids

To read this release as a PDF, click here. After four years of inaction on common-sense recommendations, Wisconsin lawmakers are failing our kids. We tracked education legislation all year.  Wisconsin legislators failed to meet kids’ needs and played political games instead. Four years ago today, Speaker Vos formed a bipartisan Blue Ribbon Commission on School […]

WAES CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSION TO FUND SPECIAL EDUCATION

November 8, 2021. Call to action for a special session to fund special education for Wisconsin’s public schools by Dr. Julie Underwood, board chair, and Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network, on behalf of the board of directors of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES). View this release as […]

September 1, 2021: Summit Archive; Fall Workshops; Educational Equity Challenges

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May 5, 2021: Budget Takeaways; DPI Transition

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Fiscal Bureau memo shows GOP “relief” bill deeply damaging to public schools

If enacted, the proposal would be the most damaging and punitive COVID response put forward by any state legislature.  ​According to a new memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, provided at the request of Senator Chris Larson, Wisconsin’s public schools would pay a hefty price for providing virtual instruction in response to regional coronavirus […]

Release: DPI budget proposal provides support “our kids deserve”

Nov. 12, 2020. View this release as a pdf here.  DPI budget proposal provides support “our kids deserve” say public education advocates. Wisconsin Public Education Network partners around the state have high praise and appreciation for Carolyn Stanford Taylor’s 2021-2023 budget proposal. As State Superintendent for Public Instruction, she submitted her budget proposal to Governor […]