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Articles tagged with 'schools'

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Face criticism? WILL won't

Published Nov. 30, 2016

Last week, the internet served up a notification that WILL had responded to my complaints. I started reading their post wondering if I might need to lay down a new gauntlet; as it turns out, my old gauntlet is still down, untouched.

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Help give the gift of education

Published Nov. 29, 2016

Today is Giving Tuesday and thus I'm re-sharing this post from December 2013 about how you can use Donors Choose to help out a local public school.

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Powerful Milwaukeeans help reboot MPS Foundation

Published Nov. 28, 2016

The MPS Foundation gets a public reboot today when the foundation - which since 1998 has raised funds, beyond taxes, from the community in support of Milwaukee Public Schools - hosts its annual meeting at the Riverside Theater Downtown from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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Op-ed: Educational reform, improving schools should not be feared

Published Nov. 20, 2016

Dire situations require bold thinking and innovation, so we proposed three reforms that could have an immediate, meaningful impact on Milwaukee's schools across sectors. There are many other ideas that could be considered, but what cannot be considered is doing nothing.

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MPS' Driver comes into her own with bold schools plan

Published Nov. 9, 2016

Last week, MPS unveiled a multifaceted reform plan that, if implemented, would upend two decades of anti-public school sentiment among Wisconsin legislators - and it shows that Dr. Darienne Driver is not just any old MPS superintendent.

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Washington High window restored

Published Oct. 28, 2016

Luckily, someone had the foresight to save the beautiful transom window from above the entrance to Washington High School. Taken out of storage, the window was recently restored and put back into an entrance facing Sherman Boulevard, thanks to the efforts of a number of people.

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High five: BelAir creates a taco to support to Playworks Wisconsin

Published Oct. 27, 2016

Playworks, a 20-year-old national organization that arrived in Milwaukee in 2011, recently reported that via its commitment to bringing safe and healthy play to children it has directly impacted 15,000 kids across 25 schools locally. Now it has a new partner in BelAir Cantina.

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Herzfeld Foundation donates $50,000 to City Year MKE

Published Oct. 25, 2016

Herzfeld Foundation grants $50,000 to support City Year Milwaukee's efforts in 11 Milwaukee Public Schools to increase the number of students who stay in school and on track to graduate. City Year is an education-focused organization that places young adults in urban schools to serve as full-time tutors, mentors and role models for students.

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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.

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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.