State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor delivered her first annual State of Education Address today at the State Capitol in Madison. While she trumpeted Wisconsin schools successes she also expressed concern for persistent gaps and working towards equity in educational achievement, access and opportunity.
She called the funding increases included in the most recent state budget a down-payment for improving student achievement and committed to working with the governor and legislature going forward to improve educational outcomes.
Excerpts of the speech from DPI: Continue reading State Supt. Stanford Taylor delivers State of Education Address; emphasizes collaboration for educational equity
The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) has released its summary of the governor’s proposed budget bill. It is available online. (See links below.)
Considered by lawmakers to be the definitive analysis, the LFB summary document breaks the budget bill down on an agency-by-agency basis, according to the state agency responsible for administering the particular program(s) being funded. Most K-12 provisions will be found under Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Continue reading LFB Summary of Governor’s Proposed Budget Released
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Gov. Evers recognized the two first-ever recipients of the Star Student Award in Wisconsin during his State of the State Address.
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From DPI: “Governor-elect and State Superintendent Tony Evers announced today his intention to appoint current Assistant State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor as the next state superintendent following his oath of office on Jan. 7.
“Stanford Taylor is the first female, African-American appointed to serve as an assistant state superintendent. She will be Wisconsin’s first African-American state superintendent of public instruction. Carolyn currently oversees the Special Education Team, one of the agency’s largest teams; the Student Services / Prevention and Wellness Team, which focuses on student safety, support, and engagement; and the residential schools for students who are blind and visually impaired in Janesville and students who are deaf and hard of hearing in Delavan. She is the 2018 Virginia Hart Special Recognition recipient, an honor bestowed by the Department of Administration, Division of Personnel Management, to female state employees who are making a difference through their service to Wisconsin.”
The WASB applauds the choice of Carolyn Stanford Taylor to be the next state superintendent of public instruction and looks forward to working with her on supporting, promoting and advancing public education in Wisconsin.
Full DPI Release: Carolyn Stanford Taylor to be appointed next state superintendent