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Articles tagged with 'schools'


Parents to politicians: Stop cutting our kids' schools

Published May 3, 2016

As public school parents, it's tough to believe in our leaders in Madison. Many say that they support our kids' schools, but in vote after vote, they are not on our side. They don't stand up for our kids.


UPDATE: Garfield School redevelopment gets WHEDA funding

Published May 3, 2016

Last year, the city approved a plan by Maures Development Group to redevelop a set of buildings, including the Henry Koch-designed former Garfield Avenue School, into mixed-income housing, a new America's Black Holocaust Museum and more. What's up?


Great teachers make their mark every single day

Published May 2, 2016

When I became a dad and my kids neared school age, I hoped they'd have a teacher like the one who made a lasting impression on me. A few years into their school careers, I can honestly say that my wish has already come true.


MPS should accept Means' plan for Opportunity Schools

Published April 27, 2016

Demond Means' OSPP plan may not be ideal, but for Milwaukee Public Schools, it's the best case in a bad situation - especially based on what was threatened originally and what eventually did become the law under the last state budget.


UW System president using the wrong kind of buzz to fight budget cuts

Published April 13, 2016

UW System President Ray Cross had a symbolic buzzer - really - concerning "whining" at meetings about recent budget cuts. But if he really wants to help the UW System in its fight against these budget cuts, he should've used a different kind of buzz.


Environmental educator helps kids "enjoy the beauty of nature"

Published April 8, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service highlights Elise Myers, an environmental educator at the Urban Ecology Center in Riverside Park. For most of these children, her classes - designed to connect them with nature - provide encounters they almost never have.


Please, no more nuance when talking segregation

Published March 29, 2016

The policy implications from a new study are clear: Economic integration of neighborhoods, instead of the economic segregation that largely exists today, is a key to boosting children's chance of success in school and as adults. And that's not all.


Carmen student travels to Japan to join discussion about world peace

Published March 21, 2016

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports Alvin Watts, a 16-year-old sophomore at Carmen Northwest High School, is one of two U.S. students selected to be part of a Group of Seven Youth Summit designed to create conversations about international peace.


Bucks assist in encouraging local student achievement

Published March 17, 2016

Madison365 reports that the Bucks are lending a hand to encourage student achievement by donating groups of seats -- 30 tickets -- to Madison-area students who show measured improvement in the areas of literacy, behavior and attendance.