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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.

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10 views of the Fernwood Montessori addition progress

Published June 23, 2016

Today, I spent a little time with architect Craig Eide and Fernwood Montessori School principal John Sanchez touring the Bay View public school's new addition, which is expected to be complete by mid-July, for a Sept. 1 first day of school.

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Two more schools added to MPS' Community Schools Partnership

Published June 22, 2016

Milwaukee Public Schools' Browning Elementary School and Lincoln Avenue Elementary School are scheduled to join MPS and the United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County's Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership.

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The 1.5 generation: Hmong of Wisconsin, part 3

Published June 17, 2016

To showcase some of their impressive accomplishments, Madison365 is presenting 12 profiles of Wisconsin Hmong professionals in the "1.5 generation." Here are some of their stories, ranging from the worlds of education to transportation.

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MPS issues statement regarding OSPP

Published June 17, 2016

Milwaukee Board of School Directors President Mark Sain and Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver released a statement this morning regarding the Opportunity Schools and Partnership Plan (OSPP).

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MTEA plans OSPP opposition rally

Published June 16, 2016

As we approach critical MPS Takeover dates put out by County Executive Chris Abele and MPS Takeover Commissioner Demond Means, a large community mobilization to resist the MPS takeover is planned for Monday, June 20 at 2 p.m. at the County Courthouse.