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Building and Learning from Grow Your Own Educator Initiatives in Rural Communities

Resources and Technical Assistance for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to Strengthen the Educator Workforce

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January 2023

GYO initiatives are an increasingly prominent strategy for addressing educator shortages in school districts across the country, perhaps especially in rural areas. This webinar highlights two examples of rural districts—one in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota—that have established GYO partnerships with nearby institutions of higher education.

Wisconsin Minnesota

The Essential Conversations to Build Capacity through Family, School, and Community Partnerships

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April 2022

This webinar shared effective practices and strategies to engage all stakeholders. The goals of the WI-ULI and the WMCC10 are to promote effective family school and community engagement practices and to exchange ideas across the education and business community.

Wisconsin

Strengthening Family-School Partnerships within Rural Schools

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March 2022

This webinar provided tangible strategies to enhance family-school partnerships in rural schools. Presented March 24, 2022.

National

Profile of Wisconsin Teachers (2000-2020)

Resources and Technical Assistance for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to Strengthen the Educator Workforce

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March 2022

The goal of this brief is to present a descriptive profile of key attributes of Wisconsin’s teacher labor force. Twenty years of data are included (between 1999-00 and 2020-21 school years) in this summary, including number of teachers, what they teach, where they teach, and selected demographic characteristics (including gender, race/ethnicity, age, and years of experience).

Wisconsin

Profile of Wisconsin Principals (2000-2020)

Resources and Technical Assistance for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs) to Strengthen the Educator Workforce

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March 2022

This policy brief, produced by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as part of the Region 10 Comprehensive Center, is one in a series which examines selected topics related to Wisconsin’s educator workforce. This brief is a descriptive profile of Wisconsin’s principal and assistant principal labor force over the past 20 years.

Wisconsin

Rural School District Collaboratives for Shared Services

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January 2022

Rural school districts across the country are increasingly turning to shared service collaboratives as a strategy for providing high-quality opportunities for students, while they are facing financial challenges due to flat or declining enrollment. These partnerships are proving to be successful in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Minnesota

Minnesota Multi-Tiered System of Support Roadmap

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November 2021

The Minnesota Multi-tiered System of Support (MnMTSS) Roadmap describes a process for districts to evaluate their current levels of implementation, plan for continuous improvement towards optimum operation, and monitor systemic fidelity and implementation progress. The MnMTSS Roadmap includes self-evaluation tools which measure the implementation of the MnMTSS Framework components and subcomponents.

Minnesota

Minnesota Safe Learning Survey: Winter and Spring 2021 Subgroup Analysis by Geography and Student Race/Identity

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October 2021

Seeking to understand the experiences of educators, families, and students in K-12 public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Wisconsin-Minnesota Comprehensive Center (WMCC)— working with the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)—has developed the Safe Learning Survey that is being conducted at three intervals: Winter (February), Spring (May-June), and Fall (October-November), 2021. To date, two public reports have been published sharing the results of the Safe Learning Surveys conducted in the Winter (February) and Spring (May-June) of 2021. The purpose of this companion brief is to provide additional information disaggregated (i.e., broken down) by district geography and student race/ ethnicity on five key themes and potential areas for policy and practice improvement.

Minnesota

Wisconsin School District Learning Plans and Enrollment in the 2020-21 School Year

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September 2021

To assess the state of remote learning throughout Wisconsin in the 2020-21 school year, remote learning plans from 59 sample districts were reviewed, both at the start and near the end of the school year.

Minnesota

Learning from the Pandemic: An Analysis of WI Districts’ Requests for Hours of Instruction Flexibility

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August 2021

During the 2020-21 school year, Wisconsin districts applied to the Department of Public Instruction for waivers to respond to the evolving public health pandemic. This analysis, which focuses on districts utilizing Hours of Instruction and Length of School Day flexibilities, was designed to take stock of what was learned during this unusual year and to uncover possible new innovations.

Wisconsin