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Merged program at 81st Street School takes steps forward

Published April 11, 2014

When it comes to schools, communities often know best. Maybe not always, but often. And it looks like in the case of Eighty-First Street School - in the Cooper Park neighborhood on the city's West Side - that's the case. In the first year of the roll out of a new personalized learning curriculum at the school that was merged with nearby 68th Street School two years ago, progress is already being seen.

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MPS, MTEA aim at feet, squeeze trigger

Published Feb. 4, 2014

Basically, what was up for a vote at a school board meeting last week was exactly what MTEA wanted - a process that empowered community voice over administrative fiat - and MTEA beat it back, and called it a win. After the meeting, MTEA said, "now we can start the community process at our schools," which, you know, is exactly what they would have been doing had the vote gone the other way, too. And with district funding, personnel and support for the process, which now we don't have.

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MPS changes course to collaborate with West Side communities

Published March 1, 2012

It was welcome news to community organizers when MPS recently assigned director of school administration Anita Pietrykowski to take over discussions about the future of 68th Street School's early childhood program and a community proposal to merge the program into nearby 81st Street School.

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Merger proposal is a reminder that MPS must engage communities

Published Feb. 14, 2012

The proposed merger of 68th Street School with nearby 81st Street School has been on our radar, as you've likely noticed if you follow what I write about Milwaukee schools. The issue is an important one. Folks across the city are watching to see how this plays out. Future enrollment in the district may not be affected not simply by how it ends, but also by how it is handled by MPS.

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81st Street School teacher says merger plan leaves sour taste

Published Feb. 13, 2012

If you've been watching this site, you've read about proposals by the community and by MPS to move the educational program that currently resides at 68th Street School, which will close at the end of this school year. You've heard what others have said about the proposal before. Now, we asked 81st Street School teacher Joe Brusky what his school thinks of the plan and the current situation.

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