State superintendent on back-to-school priorities, New head of Department of Safety and Professional Services on licensing requirements

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Two students dance on a basketball court. Tents and other people can be seen in the background.
Siblings Serreh Jammeh and Edrissa Jammeh dance as music is played on the playground during a back to school event Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, at Lake View Elementary School in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

First, we check in with the leader of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction to explore education priorities leading into the new school year. Then, we speak with the new head of the Department of Safety and Professional Services to learn more about licenses and upcoming department goals.

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  • Back-to-school budget requests for DPI

    It’s back to school season. And the Evers administration is calling for a nearly $2 billion boost to public schools in the next budget. The state superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction breaks down the education priorities.

  • DSPS secretary on licensing and building codes

    The Department of Safety and Professional Services oversees hundreds of professional licenses for the state. The agency recommends people apply for licenses up to 12 weeks ahead of when they’d need it. We talk with the newly appointed secretary about DSPS goals moving forward.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Technical Director
  • Jill Underly Guest
  • Dan Hereth Guest

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