Public education advocates celebrated as 2018 Friends of Education

     September 20, 2018 Public education advocates celebrated as 2018 Friends of Education Parents and supporters of Wisconsin’s public schools gathered in Madison today as they were recognized by the Department of Public Instruction as a 2018 Friend of Education in the State of Education Address by Superintendent Tony Evers. With over 60 Network partners […]

Wisconsin Public Education Network named 2018 Friend of Education

We are honored and thrilled to share that Wisconsin Public Education Network (that’s all of us!) has been named a 2018 Friend of Education​​​ by Dr. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. This recognition is an affirming sign that the work that is taking place all over the state to support strong public […]

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 […]