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What's a CogAT? Your second grader knows

Published April 23, 2014

This year, nearly all second graders in MPS took a Cognitive Abilities Test, dubbed CogAT, that was mandated to ensure that kids at the highest levels are receiving a sufficiently challenging education. Have you even heard of this test? If so, what do you think about it?

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An open letter: Support the Dover Street Teachtown plan

Published April 15, 2014

I am writing to offer my strong support for the proposal, which would pour $18 million of investment into the neighborhood, add significantly to the tax base and provide a space for young teachers new to the city to find their roots and develop a love of this city that I too have adopted as my home.

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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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Alderman Bob Donovan Calls Mayor To Task

Opportunities Lost in Milwaukee Statement of Alderman Bob Donovan December 16, 2009 During its special session today in Madison, the Wisconsin Legislature chose to delay action on historic legislation that would give Milwaukee’s mayor the power to appoint the superintendent ...

Back to School

As I start my first beginning of the school year, I wonder why the uproar about the mayor taking over? I am fully aware of the impending accountability of teaching 4th grade and the high pressure testing that my students will encounter. Yet, I am short on textbooks, I have outdated and incomplete...

Texting: Blessing or curse

This column appears in the March 11 edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.Sports fans do it from their seats. Millions do it to help choose the next "American Idol." President Barack Obama even used it to give supporters the scoop on his choice for a running mate. ...


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