Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, headquartered in Madison, is the state education agency of Wisconsin. It is also the state agency concerned with public libraries in Wisconsin. 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. 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.

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