Denise Gaumer Hutchison Appointed Chair of the Wisconsin Women’s Council

Wisconsin Public Education Network and the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools congratulate Denise Gaumer Hutchison on her appointment as chair of the Wisconsin Women’s Council. Denise’s service on this important council is an asset to her service to Wisconsin’s children and their public schools and a reflection of her deep commitment to a Wisconsin where everyone thrives. […]

March 1, 2023: Public Schools Week, Budget Ambassadors, Champions In the News

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 […]


See this statement as a PDF here. Feb. 15, 2023 Gov. Evers’ Budget Proposal Reflects Wisconsin’s Demand to Put Kids First Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of Wisconsin Public Education Network, and Sandy Whisler, President of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, release the following statement regarding the Education Budget proposed by Gov. Evers on Tuesday: “We […]


Read our 2023 Public Schools Week press release here. Public Schools Week Proclamation from Gov. Evers: click here. U.S. Rep. Pocan introduces resolution with Reps Graves and Bonamici resolution to honor Public Schools Week 2023: read more here. Tell your public schools story! Take inspiration from these three videos in the PUBLIC SCHOOLS UNITE US […]


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 […]