SCWA Legislative Update May 2024

May 22, 2024

The Wisconsin Legislature recently adjourned the regular 2023-2024 session. Unless a special or extraordinary session is called, the Wisconsin Legislature will next convene in January of 2025. Now that the dust has settled, we invite you to watch SCWA registered lobbyists Amy Loudenbeck and Carol Shires as they provide a Legislative Update including: Recap of session statistics Progress report on SCWA policy and budget agenda Preview of SCWA Policy Bulletins to help schools understand and comply with four new laws affecting private choice schools, including crime reporting requirements (Act 12), the literacy bill (Act 20) and more! DOWNLOAD UPDATE SLIDES:…

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Presentation for WILL on Guns, Schools, Churches

May 14, 2024

DOWNLOAD: Presentation for WILL on Guns, Schools, Churches

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WISEdata Spring Snapshot Prep Webinar

May 6, 2024

Watch a webinar from School Choice Wisconsin and DPI’s Customer Service Team held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, to learn how to prepare your WISEdata for the May 21st Spring Demographic Snapshot and to find end-of-year best practices on how to close out the school year for WISEdata student reporting. Watch the Webinar Recording Download Webinar Handout

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SCW/DPI Choice School Data Snapshot Prep Session

November 2, 2023

Watch a webinar from School Choice Wisconsin and DPI’s Customer Service Team held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, to learn about the tools available to Choice schools in WISEdata Portal and to help prepare for the upcoming December 5th data snapshot. The data that is captured in this snapshot is used to generate your school’s accountability report card issued by DPI. Watch the recording to learn about how Choice schools can prepare for the data snapshot, listen to attendee questions, and learn how to receive further support.   Watch the Webinar Recording Download Webinar Handout

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Safe and Compliant: What to Know about Safety Requirements for Private Schools

September 18, 2023

Schools in Wisconsin must provide “safe and healthful facilities,” but what exactly does that mean?  School Choice Wisconsin and Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty held a webinar on Friday, August 25, 2023, about safety requirements for private schools. Watch a recording of the webinar featuring Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Attorney Cory Brewer and School Choice Wisconsin President Nicholas Kelly to learn about health and safety requirements for private schools in Wisconsin. Watch the webinar recording

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National Purchasing Partners — A School & Employee Discount Program

August 1, 2023

School Choice Wisconsin and National Purchasing Partners held a webinar on July 26, 2023, about new discounts available through partnership with NPP and SCW. Watch a recording of the webinar to learn about departmental and individual discounts available from national brands, along with other benefits like free access to NPP vendor agreements. You’ll also learn more about NPP, how it works, and how it can save you time and money on products you use every day.   Watch the webinar recording Download webinar materials

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End Of Year WISEdata Training

June 7, 2023

SCW and the DPI Customer Service Team held a Choice schools training session on June 6, 2023. Important WISEdata reporting tasks were reviewed, along with other valuable topics to help you provide accurate end-of-year enrollment and demographic data. Guidance was also provided to help make your new-school-year data collection go smoothly.      Items discussed during the training included:  End-of-year WISEdata reporting tasks   Common error topics, such as:    Exit Dates and Exit Types Completed School Term indicator Credential Types Food Service Program Exit Dates ELP (English Language Proficiency) Scores How to collaborate with your SIS (student information system) vendor  Choice school WISEdash extracts (located…

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K-12 Without Borders: Public School Students, Families, and Teachers Shut in by Education Boundaries

May 5, 2023

The American education system is defined by borders. School district borders shape how students, teachers, and taxpayers experience schools. What effects do these borders have? What would a system with more permeable borders look like? On May 2, 2023, School Choice Wisconsin and EdChoice held a virtual speaking tour featuring EdChoice’s Marty Lueken, Director of Fiscal Research & Education Center, and Mike McShane, Director of National Research, who discussed their recently published report entitled K-12 Without Borders: Public School Students, Families, and Teachers Shut in by Education Boundaries, which examines what a K-12 education system with fewer school district borders…

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WISEdata Spring Demographic Snapshot

April 27, 2023

School Choice Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Instruction held a webinar on April 26, 2023 to provide Choice schools with necessary information on best practices on WISEdata student reporting, and how to prepare for the upcoming Spring Demographic Snapshot on Tuesday May 23, 2023.  The data that is captured in the WISEdata snapshots contributes to Choice schools’ school report cards. We want to support your school in accurate student reporting.   Title: WISEdata Spring Demographic Snapshot Date: April 26, 2023   Watch the recording

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School Choice Wisconsin and DPI’s Data Snapshot Prep Webinar

October 27, 2022

School Choice Wisconsin and DPI’s Customer Service Team hosted a webinar on October 26, 2022 to assist your school’s staff in preparing for the upcoming data snapshot on December 6, 2022. You’ll learn about the WISEdata tools used to verify the accuracy of the data that is used to generate school report cards and how to use the WISEdata Portal most efficiently. The data that will be captured in the snapshot will also be reviewed, including 2021-22 Year End Attendance and Completion, 2022–23 Third Friday of September Enrollment, and student demographics.   Title: School Choice Wisconsin and DPI’s Data Snapshot…

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