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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August 4, 2022

A webinar brought to you by School Choice Wisconsin, in partnership with Dr. Nicole Brady and UnitedHealthcare, on the important issues of concussions.   Title: Concussions Date: August 3, 2022   Watch the recording

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The State of Mental Health

May 26, 2022

The State of Mental Health School Choice Wisconsin Action Webinar   A webinar brought to you by School Choice Wisconsin, in partnership with Dr. Nicole Brady and UnitedHealthcare, on the important issues of mental health.   Title: The State of Mental Health Date: March 23, 2022   Watch the recording  

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“Who’s Afraid of School Choice?” and “The Accountability Myth” Virtual Speaking Tour

March 8, 2022

EdChoice’s Jason Bedrick, Director of Policy, and Mike McShane, Director of National Research, challenge these narratives and share with us their published papers on two specific topics. Bedrick’s Who’s Afraid of School Choice? follows up on some of the dire predictions that school choice opponents have made over the years and sees how little they match reality. McShane’s The Accountability Myth attacks head-on the argument that public schools are accountable while private schools are not. Title: Who’s Afraid of School Choice? and The Accountability Myth Virtual Speaking Tour presented by EdChoice and School Choice Wisconsin Date: March 8, 2022  

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CRRSA EANS Roundtable Discussion

March 4, 2022

A roundtable discussion and question/answer time about the CRRSA EANS program and how to take full advantage of it. School leaders that have used the CRRSA EANS funds to their full potential share some tips and tricks about the program.   Title: CRRSA EANS Roundtable Discussion Date: February 15, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Watch the recording  

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The Science of Reading

October 6, 2021

Seminar: The Science of Reading: Background & Opportunities There are ways to learn to read that are supported by science. This seminar on teaching reading gives an overview of the way reading is currently taught in Wisconsin, explains the “Science of Reading”, provides examples of the ways that schools are implementing SoR, and offers options for support. Some key points and highlights: There are only four public elementary schools in Wisconsin with greater than 80% proficiency in reading. Schools with 30% – 40% reading and math proficiency are considered to be “meeting expectations”. “Balanced Literacy”, an approach widely used in…

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EANS Choice Audit Discussion

September 10, 2021

In a followup to the first EANS roundtable, School Choice Wisconsin Action (SCWA) hosted a second hour-long discussion, titled “EANS And The Choice Audit”. The panel included Paul Helmers of Wipfli, LLP, Lori Saqer of Messmer Catholic Schools, and Jason Wrasse of Reilly, Penner & Benton. They addressed many of the common questions and concerns about how EANS will affect Choice audits. After reviewing the various pandemic financial aid programs (ESSER, GEAR, ECF, PPP, EANS), the discussion focused on EANS and the audit-related questions associated with it. The panel addressed the following topics: The $5,000 threshold dividing supplies and equipment…

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