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Articles tagged with 'schools'

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OSPP school plan faces tough and experienced opposition

Published May 19, 2016

Demond Means, a skilled and accomplished educator, is a guy who deserves some sympathy for being caught between a rock and a hard place as he tries to move the rock. He faces tough opponents in reform efforts.

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Proposed MPS budget invests in strategic initiatives despite stagnant revenue

Published May 18, 2016

In its annual review of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) superintendent's proposed budget, the Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum reports that the district is able to invest in several strategic priorities, even though it continues to struggle with its perennial challenges of flat state aids and frozen per-pupil revenue limits.

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Public school debate takes center stage at Marquette conversation

Published May 17, 2016

While it was called "a dialogue," Tuesday's hour-long conversation between State Rep. Dale Kooyenga and MTEA executive director Lauren Baker, hosted by Marquette University's Eckstein Hall, sure resembled a debate - an often politely testy one.

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Shorewood honors famous grads

Published May 15, 2016

Some very talented and influential people have graduated from Shorewood High School (writes the author of this blog who also graduated from Shorewood High School), and in their honor the district will confer on a few former Greyhounds a Tradition of Excellence Award.

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Carmen, Pulaski attempt to form common identity but roadblocks remain

Published May 13, 2016

A partnership between Casimir Pulaski High School and Carmen Schools of Science and Technology is underway, but questions persist about whether Pulaski students and teachers are sufficiently involved in the process, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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No, Scott Walker, professors' pay is not the problem

Published May 11, 2016

Walker's recent response concerning the vote of no-confidence and attack on professors' pay is insulting - not to mention misleading with its numbers on faculty pay and the number of students most UW instructors teach.

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Revisiting the resource gap

Published May 10, 2016

At some point, this reality needs to sink in: It is our moral and civic duty to overcome this resource gap and provide opportunities, through better school funding, that students from poor families and neighborhoods cannot receive anywhere else.

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Abele, Means ask MPS to say yes to their OSPP proposal

Published May 10, 2016

"A partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools would allow us to put more resources and support into the district, without disrupting MPS students or employees," County Executive Chris Abele said.

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A Teacher Appreciation Week gift guide

Published May 4, 2016

You may have forgotten Teacher Appreciation Day yesterday on Tuesday, May 3, but since we're actually in the midst of Teacher Appreciation Week, you actually have a bit of leeway - and this handy Teacher Appreciation gift guide.