Area communities receive funding for after-school programs

CLC grants fund programs aimed at improving academics, social skills

Students in some south-central Wisconsin communities will get to participate in programming outside of the school day thanks to funding from a federal grant, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

DPI announces school safety recommendations

Framework focuses on keeping schools havens of learning, academic achievement

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced Monday it partnered with a broad coalition of education organizations to release a framework and recommendations to address school safety.

4K continues to grow across state

11 school districts add programs for current year

Four-year-old kindergarten continues to grow across the state with 11 school districts adding 4K for the current school year, according to a Department of Public Instruction release.

Schools can apply for funding to add personal finance classes

Grants available to districts starting new, sustainable personal finance programs

State officials announced Wednesday K-12 school districts will be able to apply for funding to incorporate personal finance education into their curriculum, according to a release.

DPI website provides info on Common Core myths

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction announced Tuesday that there are updated materials on its website to help parents, educators, policymakers and the public understand the facts behind the adoption and implementation of the Common Core Standards.

DPI announces school-funding numbers

The Department of Public Instruction released school-funding numbers Tuesday, and 183 districts will see an increase in state aid. Another 239 districts, including the Madison Metropolitan School District, will see a decrease in state aid.

48 schools register for voucher program

Forty eight private and religious schools currently operating in 39 Wisconsin communities have registered to be a part of the state's newly expanded voucher program.