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Heather DuBois Bourenane

Heather DuBois Bourenane

Heather DuBois Bourenane is passionate about ensuring our public schools are places of joy for all students. She is a proud public school parent, a founding member of Support Sun Prairie Schools and the Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition, and co-director of the SPARC Local Action Fund 501(c)(3). She taught college English and literature and worked in K-12 outreach at UW-Madison before becoming the executive director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network. She has been with the Network since 2015.

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Underly and Evers on the first day of school with kids outside on sidewalk

Stop playing politics and release the federal funds public schools needed a year ago

By: - December 14, 2021

In May of this year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) put forward a fair and common-sense plan for allocating federal ESSER III funds (funds allocated by Congress for COVID relief) that was rejected by the Joint Finance Committee. Had it passed, the DPI plan would have quickly moved much needed funds to schools […]