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Remedial college classes: A view from the high school side

Published July 14, 2015

A new state law directs UW system schools to report a new set of data to the legislature and the state Department of Public Instruction. This is about remedial college classes, how many students are taking them and what high schools these students graduated from. But remedial classes at UW are not a new phenomenon, nor the result of some recent dumbing-down of high school curricula or the inevitable decline of academic quality in public schools.

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MPS, partners pool resources to change outlook at Carver Academy

Published July 7, 2015

Four years ago, Carver Academy was at a breaking point. Milwaukee School Board of Directors at-large member Terry Falk said the school was failing "by every measure" - student achievement was dismally low, few neighborhood families attended Carver and high student turnover plagued the school. According to a special report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, however, some groups and individuals are aiming to change that.

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The top 10 myths about the UW system

Published June 17, 2015

Over and over again, in the public debate about the UW system, people toss around rhetoric that feels generic and, in some cases, demonstrates a misunderstanding about how the university system operates. If we're going to radically change such a key engine to our state's economy - and I don't think we should - let's at least understand the facts.

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Betty Brinn Children's Museum receives gift of more than $1.2 million

Published June 9, 2015

The Betty Brinn Children's Museum, a 501(c)(3) organization, today announced it received a more than $1.2 million gift from a local anonymous donor. The donation is only the second seven-figure unrestricted contribution to the museum in its 20-year history.

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The Milwaukee Observatory Opens in South Shore Park This Saturday

The Milwaukee Observatory, an inspiring museum in the park and Milwaukee History Experience created by Bay View High School and Bradley Tech High School students, will be open to the public on Saturday, August 10. Located within South Shore Park in Bay View, The Observatory inspires visitors and ...

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