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Experts on post-Katrina New Orleans education reform speak in Milwaukee

Published March 25, 2015

With proposed legislation under discussion to bring to Milwaukee some of the education reform efforts that affected New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the Milwaukee Board of School Directors has invited three experts who lived through and studied the reforms there to speak in Milwaukee.

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Dr. Driver meets with Obama at the White House today

Published March 16, 2015

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver is one of nearly a dozen leaders of urban school districts headed to the White House this morning to meet with President Barack Obama as part of the Council of the Great City Schools' three-day annual legislative/policy conference in Washington.

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MPS approves contract to convert Malcolm X for King Middle School

Published Feb. 27, 2015

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Thursday night approved the construction contract to renovate the vacant Malcolm X site, 2760 N. 1st St., into a new home for Rufus King International Middle School, which currently inhabits a former elementary school.

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Pan-African group helps refugees, immigrants adjust to U.S.

Published Feb. 25, 2015

Wendmy Nida Moyenga entered Washington High School as a sophomore several months after emigrating from Burkina Faso. First hour - an English as Second Language class - went well, but she soon had to plunge in to regular high school classes. Moyenga found the language and cultural differences challenging, but was most upset by the bullying. After that first semester, Moyenga connected with the Pan-African Community Association, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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Board of School Directors President Bonds releases statement on Walker's budget

Published Feb. 23, 2015

Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Dr. Michael Bonds announced Monday that the Milwaukee Board of School Directors will consider a resolution by Director Larry Miller calling on Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Legislature to restore adequate funding to public schools in Wisconsin.

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GED challenges both students and teachers

Published Feb. 17, 2015

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that a more rigorous high school equivalence exam unveiled in 2014 has considerably challenged Milwaukee students academically, according to participation and performance data.

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Community vows to support public schools in face of attacks

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Hundreds of parents, educators, students and community members will gather this Saturday at 9 a.m. at MATC in support of public schools and in opposition to proposed laws that would hand public schools over to private companies to operate.

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Grant funds STEM programs at three Milwaukee schools

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Students at three schools in Milwaukee will soon launch new STEM programs with support from Verizon. Bruce-Guadalupe Community School -- part of the United Community Center, Escuela Verde (part of the TransCenter for Youth) and Washington High School of Information Technology have each been awarded a $20,000 Verizon Innovative Learning Grant.

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Area schools rank in top 20 for "Best Public Schools in Wisconsin"

Published Jan. 30, 2015

Niche Ranking System recently announced its "Best Public Schools in Wisconsin" list for 2015, and all four of Shorewood schools made it into the top 20. Other area communities like Whitefish Bay, Elm Grove and Brookfield also are well represented.