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$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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GOP's MPS takeover plan looks like a rerun of '90s school board elections

Published June 30, 2015

The takeover plan, Jay Bullock has realized, amounts to a rerun of the Milwaukee school board elections of the 1990s, when humdrum local off-year elections suddenly drew the spotlight of national media and the checkbooks of major conservative organizations around the country.

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The top 10 myths about the UW system

Published June 17, 2015

Over and over again, in the public debate about the UW system, people toss around rhetoric that feels generic and, in some cases, demonstrates a misunderstanding about how the university system operates. If we're going to radically change such a key engine to our state's economy - and I don't think we should - let's at least understand the facts.

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Lowell becomes 7th MPS IB school

Published June 10, 2015

Lowell Elementary School is MPS' 7th "International Baccalaureate" school; district now home to more than 25% of the IB schools in Wisconsin.

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Legislators respond to Wauwatosa SOS

Published June 10, 2015

Sen. Leah Vukmir and Rep. Dale Kooyenga offer a rebuttal of a Wauwatosa SOS commentary on the public school omnibus amendment to the upcoming Wisconsin budget.

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Say no to K-12 Omnibus motion

Published June 6, 2015

Read the K-12 Omnibus Motion, authored by Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) scheduled to pass this week. Charter school teacher Melissa Pallin says she is crying out to the public to get vocal now.