A NEW YEAR FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION CHAMPIONS

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 […]

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 […]

October 5, 2022: #VotePublic, Budget Proposal, Free Events

See all monthly Wisconsin Public Education Network Action Newsletters on our website at WisconsinNetwork.org/Action-News. 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 […]

Release: Wisconsin Public Education Advocates and Parents Welcome DPI Budget Proposal

View this press release as a PDF here. Wisconsin Public Education Advocates and Parents Welcome DPI Budget Proposal Parents and advocates across Wisconsin applauded the Department of Public Instruction’s education proposal for the 2023-25 state budget on Thursday, which provided details on the preK-12 budget priorities announced by State Superintendent Jill Underly and Governor Tony […]

Wisconsin Kids Can’t Wait: Use the state surplus to meet students’ needs now.

Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director, Wisconsin Public Education NetworkJanuary 27, 2022. Kids Can’t Wait: Use historic surplus to support Wisconsin’s children Wisconsin’s kids need the plan put forward today by Governor Evers to use $611 million of the state’s historic $3.8 billion surplus to support Wisconsin students now! The current budget provides $0 in increased spending […]

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 […]

Gap-Widening Budget Fails Wisconsin’s Children

July 8, 2021. Joint Statement from Dr. Julie Underwood, President, Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, and Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director, Wisconsin Public Education Network in Response to Passage of State Budget Bill and Governor Evers’ Veto Message. View this release as a PDF here. Governor Evers proposed an education budget that offered a road […]

July 7, 2021: Budget on Governor’s Desk; Day of Action Recap; SUMMER SUMMIT

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