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Donovan's plan for Milwaukee: more bureaucracy and misleading stats

Published Feb. 9, 2016

The current alderman and mayoral candidate seems to be running on delivering more - more bureaucracy, more police, more of the school-to-prison pipeline and, despite his online pledge to keep taxes down, almost certainly more taxes to pay for these things.

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5 national disgraces of Arne Duncan's own making

Published Jan. 26, 2016

What greeted my eyes in the Sunday paper was the headline "Arne Duncan on Milwaukee's chronic woes: 'A national disgrace'," talking about Milwaukee's schools. But here are five other national disgraces Duncan had a hand in that he should also be worried about.

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Chris Christie is wrong on teachers unions

Published Jan. 12, 2016

Last week, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that teachers unions were "the single most destructive force [in] public education in this country." Christie is wrong; there's something far more destructive in public schools right now.

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True Skool offers creative outlet, sense of belonging

Published Jan. 9, 2016

The after-school program True Skool targets middle- and high school-aged youths and offers non-traditional arts courses - including music production and how to be an MC or DJ - according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report.

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A look at the South Division dome, a South Side icon

Published Dec. 16, 2015

Today, I found myself driving past Bluemel's Garden Center, which is closed for the season, at 4930 W. Loomis Rd., and I couldn't resist the urge to stop and see the old South Division High School dome, which was built into the garden center's building.

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Fernwood Montessori addition beginning to rise in Bay View

Published Dec. 11, 2015

In February, the school board tapped Foundation Architects to design an addition at Fernwood Montessori School in Bay View. Work began this summer and the new 21,566-square foot addition, which includes a gym, is going up in the west playground.

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Harsh truth on campus: Wisconsin isn't immune from nationwide crisis

Published Nov. 28, 2015

There's endless data and statistics that tell the story of what it's like to be an African-American student at a predominantly white college. Those numbers across the nation paint a dismal picture - and according to a Madison365 report, Wisconsin is not immune.

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MPS expected to shift how it approaches new charter schools

Published Nov. 24, 2015

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors and MPS administrators have signaled that they soon will take a major step toward becoming more proactive and intentional in chartering schools, according to a Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service report.

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What Means means for MPS

Published Nov. 17, 2015

The announcement last week that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele selected Demond Means to take on the role of Opportunity Schools Partnership commissioner came not as too much of a surprise - but it was a relief, seeing what the pick means for MPS.