About Us

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is the nation’s leading state education department publisher. Each publication is based on real classroom experience and infused with practical application. Our education experts have received numerous awards for our top-notch publications, offering expertise and insight to inspire educators around the world.

“Over the years I have collected Curriculum Guides and Resources from all over the country. Those materials purchased from Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction, are in my opinion, the best guides produced in the country.”

Dave DeLoria
Assistant Superintendent
Livonia Central School District
Livonia, New York


The Department of Public Instruction is the state agency that advances public education and libraries in Wisconsin.

It is headed by the state superintendent of public instruction, a nonpartisan, constitutional officer elected every four years. Elected in 2009, State Superintendent Tony Evers is working for a Wisconsin with Every Child a Graduate, College and Career Ready.

The agency was created in 1848, the year Wisconsin attained statehood, when the state constitution provided for the establishment of local school districts and a free education for all children in the state.

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Locations and Contact Information

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Downtown Map   Driving Directions   Parking Information

125 S. Webster St.
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Phone: 1-800-441-4563 (U.S. Only) / 608-266-3390
Fax: 608-267-1052

Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning Map
2109 S. Stoughton Road
Madison, WI 53716-2899
Phone: 1-888-542-5543 (WI Only) / 608-224-6167

Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State St.
Janesville, WI 53546
Phone: 800-832-9784 (WI Only)

Wisconsin School for the Deaf
309 W. Walworth Ave.
Delavan, WI 53115
Phone: 262-728-7120

Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program Offices

  • Ashland
    620 Beaser Avenue
    Ashland, WI 54806
    Phone: 715-682-7975
  • Eau Claire
    204 E. Grand Ave. 5th Floor
    Eau Claire, WI 54701
    Phone: 715-836-3171
  • Green Bay
    2140 Holmgren Way
    Green Bay, WI 54304
    Phone: 920-492-5745
  • Madison
    P.O. Box 7841
    125 S. Webster St.
    Madison, WI 53707-7841
    Phone: 608-267-1058
    Fax: 608-267-9286
  • Milwaukee
    101 W. Pleasant St. Suite 110
    Milwaukee, WI 53212
    Phone: 414-227-4466
  • Racine
    2113 N. Wisconsin
    Racine, WI 53402
    Phone: 414-638-7370
  • Wausau
    133 River Drive
    Wausau, WI 54403
    Phone: 715-842-0871