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Articles tagged with 'schools'


After OSPP victory, MTEA sets sights on increased funding

Published Oct. 19, 2016

Despite the recent news that the Milwaukee Public Schools district is not subject to the Opportunity Schools Partnership Program in 2016-17, MTEA President Kim Schroeder said the work is not done, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.


It's time for anti-MPS lawmakers to acknowledge reality

Published Oct. 18, 2016

The change in designation for MPS suggests two things. One, we now have better evidence that the disdain toward MPS is clearly undeserved. Two, lawmakers would better serve our children by working with MPS on its internal reforms rather than against it.


MPS' Bradley Tech opens doors to show positive developments

Published Sept. 30, 2016

While it's true that Bradley Tech High School, 700 S. 4th St., in Walker's Point has been in the news for the wrong reasons in recent years, there have also been many positive developments there. See for yourself at Tuesday's open house, from 5 to 7 p.m.


Op-ed: Why I chose and support public schools

Published Sept. 26, 2016

We hear a lot about "school choice" in reference to voucher schools and other educational options. Nevertheless, I'm eager to share why my husband and I chose public schools for our kids - and why I'll continue to support them.


MPS talks dual-language Montessori with South Side community

Published Sept. 21, 2016

Did you know Milwaukee Public Schools has what might be the largest group of public Montessori schools in the world? Now, led by school board member Tati Joseph, there's a push to add a new South Side dual-language program to that group.


High school cell phone policies suffer disconnect

Published Sept. 19, 2016

Milwaukee high schools have very different policies on cell phone use on school grounds. It seems high school cell phone policies are a microcosm of the differences between city public schools, suburban public schools and private religious schools.


SOS Wauwatosa hosts Support Our Schools Fall Forum on Oct. 3

Published Sept. 15, 2016

Support Our Schools Wauwatosa (SOS) will host a free "Support Our Schools Fall Forum" to help parents and citizens understand concerns about funding shortages for K-12 schools in Wauwatosa and across Wisconsin on Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.


WILL argues we should destroy MPS to save it

Published Sept. 13, 2016

Last week, WILL's Will Flanders posted the third and final installment of this series of policy proposals, in which he argues that the state must destroy MPS in order to save it. His weapon of choice is immediate full-scale implementation of the OSPP.


Pilot computer coding class helps prepare students for tomorrow's careers

Published Sept. 11, 2016

For two weeks, eight teens participated in Layton Boulevard West's Code Academy, a pilot computer programming class that is teaching them skills they can parlay into careers in an increasingly technology-driven society, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.