Department of Public Instruction Considers Rule Change for Teacher Shortage

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will conduct a hearing in July on emergency rules that will make changes in educator licensing to address teacher shortages in time for the 2017-18 school year. The July 6 hearing will be held from 2:30 to 4 pm at the DPI’s headquarters, GEF 3, Room P41, 125 S. Webster St., Madison. For those who cannot attend the hearing, written comments sent to the department will be given the same consideration as public testimony. Send comments on the emergency rules via U.S. mail or email to the addresses below no later than July 21. A copy of the emergency rules is available online on the department’s administrative rules page at or on the Wisconsin Legislature page for this emergency rule, Copies of these materials can be requested and written comments submitted by sending an email to [email protected] or by writing to Carl Bryan, budget and policy analyst and administrative rules coordinator, DPI, 125 S. Webster St., PO Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841.

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