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Articles tagged with 'schools'

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Brothers teach technology and entrepreneurial skills to city kids

Published Sept. 4, 2016

Two brothers, who started the Young Enterprising Society (YES) in 2011, have recently focused on bringing their knowledge of technology to middle and high school students, mostly in central city schools, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Fact vs. fiction: back-to-school edition

Published Aug. 30, 2016

Later this week, Wisconsin's children start back to school. In honor of that, Jay Bullock uses his column to take a look at some recent school-related fictions and attempt to explain the actual facts.

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Mosley sets a first day of school example we should all follow

Published Aug. 24, 2016

After a kidney transplant this summer Judge Derek Mosley, who I have no hesitation describing as a beloved-by-all Milwaukeean, hopes to be back at work next week. But when he talks about his usual first day of school greeting of students at Siefert Elementary, there's no maybe.