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Published April 11, 2014
When it comes to schools, communities often know best. Maybe not always, but often. And it looks like in the case of Eighty-First Street School - in the Cooper Park neighborhood on the city's West Side - that's the case. In the first year of the roll out of a new personalized learning curriculum at the school that was merged with nearby 68th Street School two years ago, progress is already being seen.
Published March 1, 2012
It was welcome news to community organizers when MPS recently assigned director of school administration Anita Pietrykowski to take over discussions about the future of 68th Street School's early childhood program and a community proposal to merge the program into nearby 81st Street School.
Published Feb. 14, 2012
The proposed merger of 68th Street School with nearby 81st Street School has been on our radar, as you've likely noticed if you follow what I write about Milwaukee schools. The issue is an important one. Folks across the city are watching to see how this plays out. Future enrollment in the district may not be affected not simply by how it ends, but also by how it is handled by MPS.
Published Feb. 13, 2012
If you've been watching this site, you've read about proposals by the community and by MPS to move the educational program that currently resides at 68th Street School, which will close at the end of this school year. You've heard what others have said about the proposal before. Now, we asked 81st Street School teacher Joe Brusky what his school thinks of the plan and the current situation.
Published Jan. 21, 2012
Since the Milwaukee Board of School Directors gave MPS superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton an extra month to work out a relocation site for the early childhood education program at 68th Street School, which the board voted in December to close at the end of this school year, community activists have been busy working on a plan of their own. Next week, their plan will face off with the district's proposal at the January meeting of the Milwaukee Board of School Directors.
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