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Intersection mural aims to slow traffic, beautify community

Published July 22, 2015

After months of planning and a week of preparation, community members and students from the Hopkins-Lloyd Community Learning Center painted an intersection mural in one day. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, it is located in the intersection of 15th and Hadley Streets, outside Hopkins-Lloyd Community School, an elementary school at 1503 W. Hopkins St.

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Featured bartender: Blue Jacket's Alissa Gonyea

Published July 12, 2015

OnMilwaukee.com recently stopped in at Blue Jacket to chat with bartender Alissa Gonyea about teaching in MPS, traveling, craft cocktailing and how she won a car.

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Abele set to take over struggling schools when Walker signs budget bill

Published July 9, 2015

Sen. Alberta Darling and Rep. Dale Kooyenga added an education omnibus bill to the state budget allowing County Executive Chris Abele to appoint a commissioner to take over struggling MPS schools. Abele says didn't ask for the program but he's ready to try and make it work.

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MPS, partners pool resources to change outlook at Carver Academy

Published July 7, 2015

Four years ago, Carver Academy was at a breaking point. Milwaukee School Board of Directors at-large member Terry Falk said the school was failing "by every measure" - student achievement was dismally low, few neighborhood families attended Carver and high student turnover plagued the school. According to a special report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, however, some groups and individuals are aiming to change that.

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GOP's MPS takeover plan looks like a rerun of '90s school board elections

Published June 30, 2015

The takeover plan, Jay Bullock has realized, amounts to a rerun of the Milwaukee school board elections of the 1990s, when humdrum local off-year elections suddenly drew the spotlight of national media and the checkbooks of major conservative organizations around the country.

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MPS Mayoral Takeover: The Public Hearing

I'm a glutton for punishment.  I actually attended the MPS School Board's pep rally last evening.  I assumed that it would be more entertainment than enlightenment, but I came away embarrassed and saddened.  The concept of the Board hosting a meeting with the sole intent of bringin...


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