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Slam poetry champs gear up for national competition

Published June 8, 2015

Since winning the Teen State Slam Finals for Wisconsin in March, six poets have been creating new works in preparation for the Brave New Voices national competition in Atlanta next month. According to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, their poems at the state competition and for the nationals focuses on their views and experiences growing up in the central city including violence, alienation and racial prejudice.


MPS enrollment fair highlights programs ... but don't neglect the school visit

Published Jan. 26, 2015

Maybe it's just because I love visiting schools, but I always tell prospective parents to go to a school that interests them as a potential option for their children. Sure, read Great Schools' ratings, talk to other parents, Google the school, but if you're going to do one thing only: go to the school. Not sure which school or schools to check out? Then the first step is to visit the MPS All-School Enrollment Fair on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.


Milwaukee guitarist tours with big talent

Published Dec. 26, 2014

Milwaukee's Shonn Hinton is a guitarist who's currently on tour with R&B artist Jill Scott. Hinton has also backed Mary J. Blige, Lil' Wayne, John Legend, Jay Z, Patti LaBelle, Eric Benet and others.


Milwaukee teens excel in multi-state Shakespearean acting competition

Published Oct. 13, 2014

For the eighth time, the nationally acclaimed First Stage Young Company sent 14 of its members to compete in the Utah Shakespearean Festival/Southern Utah University Shakespeare Competition, held Oct. 10-11 in Cedar City, Utah. The team of 14 high school students from the First Stage Theatre Academy's pre-professional training program for teens won first place overall for its division, as well as placing second for its ensemble scene, third place for monologues and another first place in the duo/trio category.


Schools & Communities United unveils education report and organizing event

Published May 14, 2014

In advance of a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that led to the desegregation of America's schools, Milwaukee's School & Communities United - a coalition of community, teacher, student, labor, civic and religious organizations - has issued a report on education in Milwaukee.

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