Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, headquartered in Madison, is the state education agency of Wisconsin. It is also the state agency concerned with libraries in Wisconsin.[1] The department is led by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, a non-partisan, constitutional officer elected every four years. Tony Evers was elected state superintendent in 2009, and re-elected to another 4-year term in 2013.[1] Supported by public tax levies and the free school movement, public school attendance in Wisconsin has increased from 14,000 students in 1846[2] to 870,470 students in the 2011-2012 school year.[3]


  1. ^ a b Home page. Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved on February 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Wisconsin Magazine of History Wisconsin Magazine of History: Vol 33, No 1, Sept 1949. Retrieved on November 18, 2013.
  3. ^ WISEdash WISEdash: Wisconsin Information System for Education Data Dashboard. Retrieved on November 18, 2013.

External links[edit]