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Dr. Driver meets with Obama at the White House today

Published March 16, 2015

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver is one of nearly a dozen leaders of urban school districts headed to the White House this morning to meet with President Barack Obama as part of the Council of the Great City Schools' three-day annual legislative/policy conference in Washington.

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Federal cuts cause increased reliance on charitable food programs

Published March 11, 2015

For many Milwaukeeans, hunger is an unfortunate reality of life. The lingering effects of a sluggish economy, paired with recent cuts to the federally funded Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - known as FoodShare in Wisconsin -- have caused many to rely on a network of food banks, pantries and hot meal programs that are trying to meet the growing demand while advocating for additional aid, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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MPS approves contract to convert Malcolm X for King Middle School

Published Feb. 27, 2015

The Milwaukee Board of School Directors on Thursday night approved the construction contract to renovate the vacant Malcolm X site, 2760 N. 1st St., into a new home for Rufus King International Middle School, which currently inhabits a former elementary school.

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Pan-African group helps refugees, immigrants adjust to U.S.

Published Feb. 25, 2015

Wendmy Nida Moyenga entered Washington High School as a sophomore several months after emigrating from Burkina Faso. First hour - an English as Second Language class - went well, but she soon had to plunge in to regular high school classes. Moyenga found the language and cultural differences challenging, but was most upset by the bullying. After that first semester, Moyenga connected with the Pan-African Community Association, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.

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MPS Mayoral Takeover: The Public Hearing

I'm a glutton for punishment.  I actually attended the MPS School Board's pep rally last evening.  I assumed that it would be more entertainment than enlightenment, but I came away embarrassed and saddened.  The concept of the Board hosting a meeting with the sole intent of bringin...


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