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Articles tagged with 'schools'


MPS seeks input on a potential new program at Happy Hill

Published Oct. 5, 2015

The former Happy Hill Elementary School has been closed since 2006. But don't think folks at MPS haven't been thinking about it. Now, the district is again turning to the community as it seeks to re-open the school - built in 1958.


"More work remains" on possible partnership between Carmen, Pulaski

Published Sept. 29, 2015

According to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report, MPS is considering a "knowledge exchange" partnership between a charter school and one of the district's traditional public high schools. MPS has held three meetings to solicit community feedback on the idea, which would expand the Carmen High School of Science and Technology's highly sought-after program into Casimir Pulaski High School, where both would operate side by side.


Air Force veteran teaches thinking and life skills through chess and art

Published Sept. 23, 2015

During his eight years of military service, two tools helped Quan Caston connect with others: his knowledge of chess and his talent for drawing. Now a resident of the Amani neighborhood, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Caston decided that he wanted to contribute to a more peaceful community by teaching what has been beneficial to him, "starting with the children," but including their families.


Historic schoolhouses inspire Milwaukee painter

Published Sept. 17, 2015

When Milwaukee artist Ariana Huggett started to leak out images of the paintings for her upcoming show, "Old Schools" - on view Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, in conjunction with Doors Open Milwaukee, at the Material Studios + Gallery in the Third Ward - a lot of folks took notice.


Milwaukee schools host Friday walk-in to support public education

Published Sept. 14, 2015

This Friday, Sept. 18, families will gather outside more than 80 Milwaukee Public Schools and walk in together to show their support for public education. Once inside, parents and community members will share information about the state plan to take over schools


$5 million committed to Milwaukee Succeeds

Published Aug. 19, 2015

Milwaukee Succeeds, the cradle-to-career community education collaborative that launched nearly four years ago, today announced that five prominent funders have joined together to commit $5 million over the next four years to help sustain and accelerate its efforts.


Bucks and MPS team up for new school attendance initiative

Published Aug. 10, 2015

This afternoon, the Milwaukee Bucks and Milwaukee Public Schools announced a joint initiative, featuring Jabari Parker as spokesman and aimed at increasing awareness of the value of attending school all day, every day.


Bullock for Opportunity Schools Commissioner

Published Aug. 4, 2015

Dear County Executive Abele, I am writing today to add my name to the list of candidates interested in the position of Commissioner of Milwaukee's Opportunity Schools Partnership program. You've been vested with the authority to choose that commissioner, and I say it should be me.


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.


Remedial college classes: A view from the high school side

Published July 14, 2015

A new state law directs UW system schools to report a new set of data to the legislature and the state Department of Public Instruction. This is about remedial college classes, how many students are taking them and what high schools these students graduated from. But remedial classes at UW are not a new phenomenon, nor the result of some recent dumbing-down of high school curricula or the inevitable decline of academic quality in public schools.


Montessori pathway is a silver lining in the education omnibus

Published July 14, 2015

The WMA managed to get an alternative teacher-licensing track included in the omnibus that allows graduates from a program accredited by the Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education, (MACTE) to apply for a Wisconsin state teaching license to teach in a public or charter Montessori school.


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.


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.