WI 21st CCLC Grant Applications Now Available!

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is pleased to announce that applications for 21st Century Community Learning Center (CLC) grants are now available for use in requesting funding for the 2017-18 school year. The 21st CCLC grant is a federal grant that funds after school programs across the state of Wisconsin. The purposes of the program are to:

  • Provide opportunities for academic enrichment to help students, particularly students attending low-performing schools, to meet challenging state academic standards
  • Offer students a broad array of additional services, programs, and activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program of participating students
  • Offer the families of students served by community learning centers opportunities for active and meaningful engagement in their children’s education, including opportunities for literacy and related educational development

Public school districts, private schools, charter schools, and community-based organizations (including faith-based organizations) primarily serving students attending schools with 40 percent or more of enrolled students eligible for free or reduced price lunch, or with similar or equivalent economic need, are eligible to apply.

Applications are due on or before March 31, 2017. More information and application materials are available on the department’s CLC website at: https://dpi.wi.gov/sspw/clc/grant-information.


Check Out The Public Education and the Social Contract: Restoring the Promise in an Age of Diversity and Inclusion Video!


The American Educational Research Association annual Brown Lecture entitled: Public Education and the Social Contract: Restoring the Promise in an Age of Diversity and Inclusion is now available to view online! The Annual Brown Lecture in Education Research is designed to feature the important role of research in advancing understanding of equality and equity in education. The Lectureship was inaugurated in 2004 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court took into account scientific research in issuing its landmark ruling. Each year a distinguished scholar notable for producing significant research related to equality in education is invited to give a public lecture in Washington, D.C.

View here: http://www.windrosemedia.com/windstream/aerabrown/index.php

Who Does the Best with Indian Kids in School? Dr. Nicky Answers

Dr. Nicole Bowman answers the question which school does it best? She answers that Gresham School District does the best with Indian kids. Dr. Nicky also highlights the numbers in Green Bay School District, mentioning the opportunity she sees.

Be sure to watch the playlist Bowman PhD Oral Defense for more about her study.

DISSERTATION ABSTRACT Indigenous Educational Policy Development with Tribal Governments: A Case Study available on her website:  https://bpcwi.com/dissertation-abstract-indigenous-educational-policy-development-with-tribal-governments-a-case-study/

About Dr. Nicky

Dr. Nicole Bowman holds a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis (2015). She also earned a M.Ed. from Lesley University in Curriculum & Instruction (1996) and a B.A. from St. Norbert College in Elementary Education (1993). She has nearly 20 years of experience providing programming and completing research, evaluation, and technical assistance services within tribal and public contexts (rural, urban, and reservation) where scientific rigor and cultural responsiveness are the foundation to the services provided.

What Can Public Ed Learn from Dr. Nicky?

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