UW-Green Bay to host teacher task force public listening sessions, April 11, 5:30 p.m.

Madison, Wis. — The UW System Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin seeks public input and invites the public to attend three listening sessions in April. Teachers, school leaders, students, parents and community members are invited to help task force members answer this question: How can the UW System understand the concerns of key stakeholders and consider how to raise public esteem for teachers and school leaders in Wisconsin? UW-Green Bay will be hosting one of the listening sessions on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the 1965 Room located in the University Union.

The first public listening session will be held Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at UW-Milwaukee in the fourth-floor conference center of the UWM Golda Meir Library, and another listening session will take place on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, Centennial Hall 1804.

Broad public participation is encouraged. Therefore, people are invited to submit comments online, and to participate in each listening session by attending in person, or by teleconference and webinar. In addition, each session will be broadcast live online.

The teleconference information for each listening session is:

  • Dial in: 1 (888) 582-3528
  • Passcode: 9345 084#

To access each listening session by webinar or livestream, visit wisconsin.edu/teacher-education/listening-sessions/.For more information about the task force and to submit comments online,  visit wisconsin.edu/teacher-education/.

Last December, the UW System Board of Regents asked the UW System Office of Academic and Student Affairs to create a task force to recommend student financial incentive programs to improve affordability; reduce student loan debt; address teacher workforce shortages in Wisconsin; and increase access, enrollment, and graduation from teacher education and school leadership programs at UW System Colleges and Schools of Education.

The task force will also focus attention on understanding the concerns of communities, district administrators, school leaders, teachers, students, and parents, while seeking to raise public esteem for teachers and school leaders in Wisconsin.

This press-release is re-posted from the UW System