Results tagged with 'MPS'
Published Oct. 21, 2014
I've been watching with interest as New York rolls out its first phase of $340 million statewide universal early childhood education plan this autumn, and as Chicago debates how it will get its version off the ground next year. By watching others, we can see what works and what doesn't. We can learn the best ways to create and more smoothly implement universal pre-K that is effective and helps close the achievement gaps and boost the success of all children.
Published Oct. 20, 2014
This week, the Council of the Great City Schools hosts its 58th annual fall conference in Milwaukee, hosted by MPS, and some big names in the world of education and beyond will be on hand for the event, which runs Oct. 22-26. The conference -- "Fresh Water, Fresh Thinking in Urban Education" -- takes place at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center and will bring about 1,000 school superintendents to Milwaukee.
Published Oct. 15, 2014
Eleven accomplished alumni of Milwaukee Public Schools' Washington High School will be inducted into the school's Hall of Fame on Friday. Among them is Dr. Glen Barbaras, the Manhattan Project scientist who graduated from Washington in 1937.
Published Oct. 15, 2014
Thurston Woods Campus is one of 14 underperforming MPS schools selected for federal funding through the Commitment Schools program, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Published Oct. 13, 2014
Though Jack Pettey's name isn't the biggest graffiti in the attic at Maryland Avenue School, for some reason it -- and the date, 1946 -- jumps out at you. When I snapped some photographs, Pettey's distinctive scrawl made it into the frame and his name was etched in my memory. Last week, I snapped another photo of it. This time, Pettey himself was in the picture.
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July 22, 2013by Michael J. Petrilli and Michelle GiningerThe Thomas B. Fordham InstituteWisconsin governor Scott Walker has been called a lot of things over the past two years; many of these epithets are unprintable in this family-friendly publication. But according to a new Fordham report, he de...
MacIver News Service | July 18, 2013[Madison, Wisc...] Milwaukee Public Schools are expected to save more than half a billion dollars by fiscal year (FY) 2020 according to an in-depth report by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute. The study, which was released Thursday, explains that Act 10 gave MPS ...
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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