Wisconsin Pathways (funded by JP Morgan Chase New Skills for Youth Grant) has expanded to incorporate development of IT Career Pathway in February 2019 and will further expand pathway development in the areas of Business Management, Finance & Marketing in partnership with MBAResearch. (see attached form that is being distributed for this employer focused event)
·Academic Standards for Personal Financial Literacy are up for review in 2019. A public comment period closed on February 28 and the State Superintendent’s Standards Review Council will meet in Madison on April 3 to review all public comment and determine if revision or development is needed as referenced online at https://dpi.wi.gov/standards.
·A record attendance of over 2,500 high school and middle level participants are anticipated at the Wisconsin Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference on Monday, April 8 and Tuesday, April 9 in Green Bay at the KI Center. A new partnership with Wisconsin Manufacturer’s & Commerce Foundation will provide attendees with up to three experiences:
o a 3 hour mini-business world hand-on breakout session experience,
o a 45 minute workshop featuring Business World Director Michelle Grajkowski’s personal career story living her dream to launch the 3 Seas Literacy Agency to support aspiring authors, and
o a co-presentation with Wade Goodsell, WMC Executive Director, for our Business Person of the Year Award being presented to Brian Bartel (nominated by senior Kaitlin Merwin, co-president of the Chilton High School FBLA chapter).
Dave Thomas, will be transitioning from President-Elect to the role of President of the National Association of Supervisors of Business Education (NASBE) after the upcoming National Business Education Association Annual Convention. His term will run from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. NASBE is an affiliate of the Association of Career & Technical Education (ACTE) and works cooperatively with NBEA. The last Wisconsin representative to serve as President of this organization was Don Zahn in 1975-1977.
·State Superintendent Dr. Tony Evers was elected as State Governor and Carolyn Stanford Taylor was appointed to the State Superintendent’s position. Governor Evers has proposed a budget that focuses on education as referenced in the DPI Budget website https://dpi.wi.gov/budget
The 2019 state legislation is just getting rolling and a series of Legislative Fiscal Bureau 2019 Information Papers related to education are posted to https://dpi.wi.gov/policy-budget/legislation. Future legislative action for 2019 will be updated on this website and public hearing schedules are being updated on a monthly basis.
·Legislation has been proposed to support CTE programs in Wisconsin as referenced below:
o Youth Apprenticeship – AB 72 and SB 72 https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/related/proposals/ab72/_18 & https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2019/related/proposals/sb72/_18
o Multiple components in AB 56 & SB 59 influence language and funding such as CTE Completion Awards, CTE Incentive Grants, Career Creator Program revision, Teacher Development Program Grants, Academic & Career Planning https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/search/results?q=career&filter=biennium%3A2019&filter=doctype%3Aproposaltext&filter=owner_path%3A%22%2F2019%2Frelated%2Fproposals%2Fab56%22&grouping=false