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. […]

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 […]

Disability Rights Champion Martha Siravo announced Wisconsin Public Education Network 2021 Changemaker of the Year

August 6, 2021 Wisconsin Public Education Network announced Martha Siravo as its 2021 Changemaker of the Year during the closing session of the 7th Annual Summer Summit.  Martha Siravo is an active Madison parent, disability rights advocate, founding member of Madtown Mommas and Disability Rights Advocates, and reigning Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin (a crown she wore for […]

August 4, 2021: Summit Archive Coming Soon

No Action Newsletter this month! This week has been focused almost exclusively on the 7th Annual Summer Summit, which took place on August 2 in Sun Prairie. The event was a successful and inspiring gathering of hundreds of educators, administrators, community members, advocates, partners, and more — both in person and virtually via Zoom. We […]

Fair Maps mean Fair Funding for Public Schools

April 29, 2021 is a national day of action and we join Wisconsin Public Education Network partners statewide to demand an end to gerrymandering and the drawing of nonpartisan, transparent, people-powered legislative maps. We’re asking you to take action because fair maps matter deeply to our students and their public schools.  Without fair maps, we cannot hold […]

“It makes my heart hurt:” Update from the Palmyra-Eagle school district

Members of the Palmyra-Eagle school district submitted signatures on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 in an effort to force an advisory referendum this November.  Organizers see the referendum as an opportunity to give voters a chance to officially weigh in on the question of whether or not the district should dissolve – a question they feel […]

60-mile March to Madison Ends with Rally at Capitol Today

60 Mile March for Public Schools to End in Madison Today; Call to Hold Lawmakers Accountable for Education Votes   Tuesday, June 25, 2019. View this release online here. Wisconsin Public Education Network executive director Heather DuBois Bourenane issued the following statement today: “Today we end our sixty-mile journey from Palmyra to Madison at the State […]

Will Wisconsin Betray its Children Yet Again?

Will Wisconsin Betray its Children Yet Again? Click here to see the full footage of our May 23, 2019 press conference thanks to Wisconsin Eye: News Conference: Public School Advocates on Education Budget. Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network, issued the following statement today: Wisconsin has done everything it can to […]