“In this time when families are looking for diverse opportunities for their children and the capacity of local districts is often quite stressed, OEO has the ability to be agile and serve community needs in a new way, through a partnership between the university and local schools.”

Sarah Hackett , Wisconsin Resource Center for Charter Schools

Opportunity and Equity through Innovation and Incubation

We expand access to high quality innovative educational options for students, families, and communities across Wisconsin by authorizing and overseeing public charter schools that meet local needs, interests, and demands.

As home to the nation’s first public kindergarten, Wisconsin has a proud history of visionary educators incubating innovative educational opportunities for students, families, and their communities.

The Office of Educational Opportunity is proud to be a partner in the Badger State’s living legacy of educational innovations. Our role is to connect students, families, professional educators, and community leaders with an opportunity to create a public charter school that meets their needs and interests.

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