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Mosley sets a first day of school example we should all follow

Published Aug. 24, 2016

After a kidney transplant this summer Judge Derek Mosley, who I have no hesitation describing as a beloved-by-all Milwaukeean, hopes to be back at work next week. But when he talks about his usual first day of school greeting of students at Siefert Elementary, there's no maybe.

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First Look: King IB Middle School's new home at Malcolm X Campus

Published Aug. 22, 2016

After a couple years of work, the former Malcolm X Academy is ready to swing open its doors and welcome kids back. The school, at 121 E. Hadley St., will officially reopen on Thursday, Sept. 1, as home to the Rufus King International Baccalaureate Middle School.

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Community schools partnership works to embrace Milwaukee's children

Published Aug. 16, 2016

Last year, Milwaukee Public Schools joined with the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County to create the Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership and launch a wraparound services program at four schools. Now, two more schools are joining.

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King Park to host Back-To-School Festival on Aug. 13

Published July 27, 2016

Amid carnival games, youth talent contests and gospel performances, about 5,000 Milwaukee-area youths will receive backpacks filled with school supplies at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Back-To-School Festival, Saturday, Aug. 13 in King Park.

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Op-ed: Politician-made perfect storm could damage our kids' schools

Published July 13, 2016

There's a perfect storm heading toward our kids' Wisconsin public schools, and the damage done would be 100 percent man-made by Madison politicians. Let me share three reasons why I'm so worried, why you should be too and what we can do about it.

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DPW works to green five MPS schoolyards this summer

Published July 13, 2016

Thanks to support from the Ceres Foundation, five MPS schools are getting new green space this summer, owing to the efforts of Kimberly Kujoth and Scott Baran, who work for the City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works' forestry department.

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MPS christens Marvin Pratt Elementary School on Friday

Published July 13, 2016

On Friday, July 15 at noon, Milwaukee Public Schools, along with a slate of city and state officials and community leaders, will honor former Mayor Marvin Pratt by renaming Silver Spring Elementary School, 5131 N. Green Bay Ave. after him.

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After Means' resignation, OSPP is now a five-alarm dumpster fire

Published June 30, 2016

Demond Means resigned Wednesday as the commissioner of the OSPP. I don't want to make this about me, because it isn't. However, I warned you people that something like this would happen. And now we have on our hands a five-alarm dumpster fire.