Results tagged with 'Milwaukee Public Schools'
Published Nov. 24, 2015
The Milwaukee Board of School Directors and MPS administrators have signaled that they soon will take a major step toward becoming more proactive and intentional in chartering schools, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report.
Published Nov. 17, 2015
The announcement last week that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele selected Demond Means to take on the role of Opportunity Schools Partnership commissioner came not as too much of a surprise - but it was a relief, seeing what the pick means for MPS.
Published Nov. 12, 2015
County Executive Chris Abele's appointment of Mequon-Thiensville Supt. Demond Means as the commissioner of the new Opportunity Schools Program was met with some indifference and some opposition Thursday.
Published Oct. 19, 2015
I have good news, and I have bad news. The bad news is that two recent analyses of who teaches where in Wisconsin's K-12 system confirm what we all suspected, which is that the schools with the poorest, hardest to teach students by far have the most inexperienced and poorly trained teachers, and that problem is growing. The good news is that there's an effort afoot to try to improve that.
Published Oct. 13, 2015
Any day now, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will appoint a "commissioner" who will identify up to three Milwaukee Public Schools that will be subsumed into the new Opportunity Schools Partnership, their teachers removed and their assets seized. He argues he's making the best of a bad situation, but does this make Abele a hero or villain to MPS?
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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 ...
The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association (MTEA) has voted 52% to 48% n against offering to make contributions to teacher pensions that could have saved the jobs of about 200 teachers. The lay-offs are the result of a reduction of $80 million in ...
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