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MPS expands Junior Achievement Learning Journey for 5th graders

Published Dec. 18, 2014

This morning at a press conference, Driver will announce that Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and MPS are again teaming up to expand the Learning Journey for district fifth graders at Junior Achievement BizTown, at JA Kohl's Education Center, 11111 W. Liberty Dr.

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DCD committee reviews proposals for Garfield Avenue School

Published Dec. 11, 2014

Yesterday, the DCD team reviewing the three proposals that were submitted - by Gorman and Co., Maures/Common Bond and Brinshore - to redevelop the former Garfield Avenue School and some adjacent property decided against making a recommendation.

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White House summit brings news of $1 billion for early childhood education

Published Dec. 10, 2014

"Invest in US," has drawn support from dozens of donors, who have already committed to contribute nearly $350 million to help jump start the expansion of high-quality ECE seats across the country. Another $750 million in federal funding will come from the Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships.

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Well-rounded afterschool programs are essential to year-long success

Published Dec. 5, 2014

As students approach the midpoint of another school year, there is a central conversation among parents and guardians regarding the quality of education their children receive at school. Part of those conversations should also focus on afterschool care, which is a prime opportunity for student enrichment.

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MPS students benefit from $9.1M in competitive grants

Published Nov. 14, 2014

Students in Milwaukee Public Schools will receive greater academic, behavioral and mental health supports thanks to the district's successful efforts to help bring in $9.1 million in competitive grants, the district announced this month.

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Art project teaches Doerfler students about advocacy and community engagement

Published Nov. 12, 2014

Today, I got an email from my friends at Artists Working in Education (A.W.E.) about a project the group did this autumn with kids at MPS' South Side Anna F. Doerfler Community School in conjunction with Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) and the COA CLC program. What's it all about? Read on.

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Firefighters donate 2,500 new coats to MPS kids

Published Nov. 12, 2014

Milwaukee firefighters have been raising money throughout the year to support the "Warm Up Winter" campaign. Over the past two years Milwaukee Firefighters have donated 5,000 new winter coats to children in 11 MPS schools. This week, they donate at five MPS schools around the city.

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Discovery World spotlights STEM

Published Nov. 7, 2014

Discovery World hosts the sixth annual Time Warner Cable STEMfest on the lake shore from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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MPS educator named Midwest PE Teacher of the Year

Published Nov. 7, 2014

Wisconsin's top elementary physical education teacher for 2014 -- Gail Milbrath of Milwaukee Public Schools' Greenfield Bilingual School -- just learned she's in line for an even higher honor. Gail Milbrath is also the Midwest PE Teacher of the Year for 2015!

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A peek inside an 1890's Milwaukee high school

Published Nov. 6, 2014

When Milwaukee's West Side High School graduated its first class in 1898, it published "Hesper," its yearbook. A copy of the book is preserved at Milwaukee Public Library and it opens a window into one of Milwaukee's earliest high schools.